About our pearls

WHAT ARE PEARLS:

Pearls are formed by oysters when a foreign object (such as grains of sands, broken pieces of its shell or even a piece of food) gets logged within the mollusk's soft tissue and irritates it.
The oyster creates a pearl sac to protect itself from the irritant. It coats it with layers of nacre, the same substance the inside of its shell is made of.

Our pearls are black Tahitian pearls. They are cultured in our own pearl farm on a neighboring island of Tahiti, ethically and with respect to the environment.
The colors and shapes of our pearls are natural, we do not treat them or color them artificially.

THE PROCESS:

We cultivate a species of oyster pearls native to the Polynesian islands. After we place the oysters in baskets to protect them from predators, we attach those baskets to a line set vertically, anchored between buoys and a concrete block at the bottom of the lagoon.

When the oysters have reached maturity, we introduce a spherical bead (a nucleus) made of another oyster's shell to act as an irritant.

The oysters will coat the nucleus with nacre and create a beautiful pearl. When the pearls are completely formed and the layers of nacre are thick enough, we harvest them.
Each pearl is uniquely colored and shaped by its oyster.

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