WHICH PEARL SIZE TO CHOOSE?
This picture compares each pearl size vs common food, so you can have a better idea of how small/big your pearl will look.
Tahitian pearl sizes can vary from 7mm up to 15mm in size. The small keshi pearls on the left of the pictures can vary from 3mm up to 9mm.
So, will you go for pure keshi tiny cutie, medium not too discreet, or large to show off your values? Click here
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TAHITIAN PEARLS SHAPE
From the freeform natural non-nucleated keshi, to the cultured circle, round, baroque, drop or semi-round, almost round pearl, Tahitian pearls come in a variety of shapes. What makes them valuable?
Many factors are to be considered. The shape, the surface, the luster, the color, the size and other details are important.
When choosing your pearl, you can consider all these factors, but sometimes just go with the one that's calling you!
Here is a beautiful row of different shapes and sizes of Tahitian pearls from French Polynesia that are available in our store.
From left to right: Keshi, round, circle, baroque, almost round, drop, semi-round.
TAHITIAN PEARLS VALUE
The value of Tahitian pearls is based on many factors: luster, size, shape, nacre, surface and orient color overtone.
They also have a higher value than freshwater pearls and are considered a luxury item as they are unique, non-treated or enhanced, and made in the ocean, imported from French Polynesia crystal clear waters.
Little blemishes also called ocean kisses are not defects but naturally occur on pearls. They are part of the charm and uniqueness of the Tahitian pearl.
Blemishes do not alter the quality of the pearl. Tahitian pearls last for life.
Pearls are products of nature. Blemishes or little imperfections are almost inevitable. These marks, dents, scratches, called blemishes make them unique and are also called ocean kisses.
These little imperfections won't alter the life of your pearls nor make them defective.
Pearls grow in a natural element the shell, it is extremely rare to harvest a perfect pearl.
The less blemishes, the higher the value and cost.
Each of our description include information on the quality of the surface of the pearls.
Pearls are for life. To maintain their luster and colors make sure to apply perfume, lotion, etc. before you put them on. Avoid chemicals, especially chlorine. You can also refer to our jewelry care page for additional tips.
Where do your pearls come from?
All of our pearls are made by the ocean. We care about providing you the best quality available. Our cultured Tahitian pearls are imported from French Polynesia. We take pride in hand-picking & selecting the best pearls for your ocean treasures.
WHERE DO KESHI PEARLS COME FROM?
Keshi pearls come from the same mollusk than the Tahitian cultured pearls.
The unique, beautiful, colorful, large, black-lipped shell; Pinctada margaritifera Tahitian Keshi pearls are made of 100% nacre.
Their freeform shapes make them a one of a kind gem. There is no human intervention in making Keshi pearls.
This creates the finest pearl with stupefying iridescence and ranges of colors that rarely occur on nucleated pearls.
Precious and rare, these unique freeform pearls have become extremely popular and highly prized.
We are Certified Pearl Specialist from the CPAA. Pearls as one.
We are happy to use our knowledge to better serve you.
The pearl world is fascinating. Knowing every single type of pearl that comes from and grows in different oceans/environments is very precious knowledge.
We will keep sharing tips and other useful information.