THIS JEWELRY’S STORY
Over the course of 22-26 months, Tahitian Pearls grow in many of the 130 islands that make up French Polynesia and the Cook Islands.
Tahitian pearls are prized for their wide range of colors including black, gray, green, blue, and brown with approximately 26 different overtones and often a naturally occurring metallic sheen. The body color of the Tahitian pearl is caused by nutrients present in the water, environmental conditions, as well as the DNA of the donor tissue. The three finest colors of Tahitian pearls are considered to be:
Peacock: dark green gray to blue gray with rosé to purple overtone.
Aubergine: dark grayish purple (aubergine is the French word for "eggplant.")
Pistachio: yellowish green to greenish yellow