||A brief history of pearls
TAHITIAN PEARL PROCESSING
Unlike other types of pearls, Tahitian pearls don't undergo processing before they're brought to market. Instead, they're harvested, cleaned, dried and lightly polished.
Tahitian pearls are the only naturally black pearls found on earth. Although most Tahitian pearls come from various locations in and around French Polynesia, the fact is that Tahiti is simply the large trading hub for these rare, valuable pearls.
In addition to black, Tahitian pearls can come in a number of other colors, as well. They can be extremely radiant blue, green or purple; in some cases, they're even a beautiful silvery shade.