Pearls of Tahiti: the history

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There are many types of pearls, mysterious and fascinating, but the pearl that most sums up the true meaning of exotic and charming is the Tahiti one, the black pearl.

The cultivation of this particular pearl began in 1960 in French Polinesia by Jean Marie Dormand; after the first experiments done in Hikeru and Bora Bora islands, that paid off more than 1000 black pearls, the exportations began and made the cultivators earn up to 100 milion dollars, making them expand the business even further.

Thanks to their beauty and virtue, the demand of these pearls went vertiginously up, making polinesian authorities emit a law about the conservation of the oysters, the Pinctada maritifera, ensuring their reproduction cycle.

Beside this specific law, Tahiti founded an entire ministry dedicated tho the famous pearl to guarantee and protect its authenticity, quality and, through meticulous parameters, the assurance of preventing young pearls from being sold; these parameters, along with severe controlos at the Tahiti-Faa’a International Airport, can now foil illegal business and savage colture of these precious mussels.

Not only it exotic beauty and particular color, which can change from grey, silvery or even green undertones, but even the not-always-positive cultivation make this pearl rare and virtued, perfect for investments and the creation of jewels, such as necklaces, earrings and pendants.

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