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Tahitian cultured pearl

Perle de culture de Tahiti | タヒチ真珠/タヒチシンジュ | 塔希提养殖珍珠

Tahitian cultured pearl

A black South Sea cultured pearl that is the only one that is a naturally coloured. They are produced by the large, black-lipped pearl Oyster Pinctada margaritifera; a mollusc found in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean. Black pearls come in black, brown and grey with pastel overtones.