The Tahitian Pearls
It is easy to regroup all pearls under the banner of “Tahitians”, but really each place has its own endemic variant of the Pinctada Margaritifera.
Also, the topography, geographic location or lagoon depth of the place greatly influences the growth patterns and quality of the oyster. As a result, the pearls from one place to the next can vary enormously. Some places can have super-huge pearls, others tiny, some have blues, ochre, and gold, whereas others have greens or peacocks and even whites.
That being said, we will retain the nomenclature and stick with “Tahitian Black Pearls” or “Tahitian Pearls”.