The Tahitian Pearl
There are many legends as to where pearls come from. Some say they spring from a drop of rain or dew, others tell how they are conceived in the mind of a mythical creature, and yet others assert that they are the tears of either Adam, Eve, angels or nymphs. I don’t know which one I prefer.
As far as I’m concerned, the gift that the God Oro gave to Polynesia is most certainly the mother-of-pearl. The black-lipped oyster is a veritable treasure, an oyster that sets itself apart from all others, with its dark black body that gives its range of infinite colours in order to create the prettiest pearls on earth…
The colours range from the darkest black to clear gray to greenish-pink or gold. The Tahitian Pearl remains rare and unique. We cultivated and selected the most beautiful ones for you…
Thierry Bernicot, pearl cultivator-designer
Extract from the official journal Act No. 98-62APF
First graft pearls: 6 years of work since spat collection
Second graft pearls: 8 years
Third graft pearls: 10 years
Round & Semi-round pearl
2-5% diameter variation
drop, oval, and button
Circle or ringed pearl
regular rings over more than 1/3 of the surface area
Il existe une variété infinie de couleurs naturelles
Flawless pearl or with less than 10% surface imperfections.
Pearl with less than 1/3 surface imperfections.
High to medium lustre..
Pearl with less than 2/3 surface imperfections.
Pearl with more than 2/3 surface imperfections.