The warm lagoon waters of the islands and atolls is Mother Nature's choice for the cultivation of her pure living gem: the Tahitian Cultured Pearl.
The warm lagoons of many of the islands are among the most perfect on earth because of the temperature, density, salinity, light, and pure climate. Commonly known as "Black Pearls," Tahitian Cultured Pearls range widely in pricing, size, shape and colors. From the darkest black to shimmering shades of green, blue, bronze, aubergine, or even pink - these are truly the jewels of the ocean.
Shopping for Pearls
Tahiti is the best place in the world to shop for pearls.
With first-hand expertise and infinite selection of dozens of major pearls retailers on all the islands, visitors quickly discover that this is the best place in the world to learn about and shop for pearls. Visitors are encouraged to visit several merchants during their vacation to learn about judging quality and style to help determine their preference.
Tahitian pearls can be found at shops in resorts and cruiseships, at pearl showrooms on Tahiti, Taha'a, Raiatea, Bora Bora, and Moorea, also at family pearl farms on Taha'a, and throughout the Tuamotu Atolls and Gambier Islands.
Pearl shops such as Robert Wan, Tahia or Tahiti Pearl Market are all recommended places to begin the search for your own perfect Tahitian Pearl!