Earrings Riki - tahitian pearl (E118)
14k gold filled lotus shape hoops and genuine Tahitian pearls.
Lotus hoops are handmade with round 14k gold filled wire then slightly hammered for textures and shine. Hoops are measure bout 40x60 mm in size.
Tahitian pearls are 8-9 mm.
Handmade gold filled French ear wires.
********As you can see in the photos there are naturally occurring blemishes that give these pearls characters. These are stock photos so please note pearls are vary in shape and color due to availability.
Tahitian Black Pearls another popular member of the saltwater pearl family. Unlike the Akoya and South Sea saltwater pearls, Tahitian Black pearls are cultured in the black-lipped oyster (Pinctada margaritifera), the largest member of the pearl producing oyster family. The oyster itself is can grow to be up to 1 foot across and weighing in at over 10 pounds. The relatively large size of the oyster often results in much larger than average pearls, with sizes ranging from 8 to 14 mm.
Further, the pearls are unique because of their natural dark colors owing to their name “black.” However, the name is somewhat of a misnomer since most "black" Tahitian pearls are not actually black. Instead, the majority of the Tahitian Black pearls are gray, silver, charcoal, or shades similar those. Other popular but more colors are copper, pistachio, taupe, peacock, aubergine, steel gray, olive, and sea green. Tahitian pearls are often accentuated with a beautiful array of colorful overtones. Truly black pearls are extremely rare and are highly sought after in the world markets.