tahitian pearl necklace in sterling silver heart & CZ setting.
Genuine tahitian pearl is 8-9mm
CZ sterling silver heart pendant is approximately 15mm in size..
*** PLEASE NOTE: These are stock photos. Due to the unique and natural origin of pearls, slight variations in overtone and quality may occur. These characteristics enhance the beauty of the product and truly make them a one of a kind piece
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.