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Want to learn about Tahitian pearls ?

Want to learn about Tahitian pearls? If you have time while in Papeete, the Pearl museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, and on Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.

The entrance is free. 



Tahitian pearls are grown in French Polynesia, a group of 5 island archipelagos that covers the size the Europe, yet only has a land surface of around 1500 square miles. The two archipelagos responsible for most of the pearl production are the Tuamotu Archipelago and Gambier Islands.

When discussing the color of Tahitian pearls (or a pearl in general) the term "black" is used to describe pearls with dark body colors.
It could be blue, purple, green, brown, silver -- but never a true black. In addition to the body color, Tahitian pearls can display an amazing range of overtones (especially the circle and baroque shapes). Traditionally the most sought after (expensive) Tahitian pearls will have a dark green body color and peacock overtones. It's important to note that Tahitian pearls are the only naturally "black" pearls, none of them are dyed.

Would you be able to recognize a Tahitian Pearl? 

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Contact Annie to talk more about pearls and to help you plan your trip to Papeete. Annies@travelg.com or 604-605-5178


While travelling to Papeete make sure to stop in for the Pearl museum for a tour.