The Tahitian Pearl: A Reflection of Polynesia’s Natural Beauty

Created in the crystalline waters of French Polynesia, Tahitian pearls are so imbued with a sense of place their very form transports you there. Their lustrous surface reflects the shimmer of distant lagoons while a pearl’s sublime curves suggest mythic sensuality and passion. The South Seas also impart to them a variety of hues and shapes seemingly dreamed from an artist’s palette. Yet they are as real as the hand that holds them. And as anyone who has worn one will tell you, they enchant and captivate all who behold them.

Discover the Shape of Perfection

Tahitian pearls are known the world over for their unique shapes. While round pearls have long been popular, six additional shapes are now available to capture the imaginations of designers and customers alike. Semi-round, oval or button, ringed, semi-Baroque and Baroque shapes are all expressions of the pearl’s natural beauty that inspire designers to create ever more magnificent jewelry.


Tahitian Pearls’ Myriad Colors

Tahitian pearls display an infinite palette of natural colors – from white and cream to bursts of vibrant shades including cherry, peacock, green, blue and gray culminating in the dramatic statement of mystical black. Whatever your hues inspire you, there is a lustrous Tahitian pearl waiting to adorn you.


Size and Design in Exquisite Balance

Our pearl designers and craftsman are highly skilled in the refined art of marrying just the right size and shape of pearl with a jewelry setting that beautifully showcases all its natural attributes. Prepare to swoon.


Surface Matters

Tahitian cultured pearls are perfect creations of nature, each with a singular set of color, shape and surface characteristics that contribute to its unforgettable cachet. Once in a great while, a true rarity is discovered – a pearl with a surface so perfect, it is elevated to a superstar status for its exquisite beauty.

Tahitian pearls are classified according to the quality of their surface (regardless of shape and size) using a scale from A to D: Class A pearls have tiny surface imperfections limited to less than 10% of its total surface area; Class B less than a third; Class C less than two-thirds and Class D more than two-thirds.

*The vast majority of Manua Pearls jewelry is created using grade A and B pearls.

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