Pearls- Stones & Love

Dressed with the bright radiance of Polynesian lagoons,

its shape and curves express the sensuality

of a woman's body....

From the South Seas,

the Tahitian cultured pearl has all the colors, the grace, the forms and nuances that we can dream of ... Symbol of purity and elegance, it knows how to captivate those who contemplate it. It’s easy to succumb to its charm ... but sometimes difficult to choose just one! First trust your heart. If in doubt, criteria such as size, shape, surface quality, brightness and color, can help you choose your pearl.

Color

Commonly called black pearls, Tahitian pearls offer, however, a wide range of colors. They are available in a natural state in an infinite range of shades unique in the world: white, gray, blue, green, peacock, eggplant, cream ... For this criterion, the choice is primarily a matter of taste and ... Colors !

Quality of Surface

The surface quality of the Pearl of Tahiti can be assessed with the naked eye. As with any natural product, it happens that some pearls have some imperfections on their surface. 5 DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF THE QUALITY OF PEARLS

- Top Gemme : Perfect quality, no default

- A : Minor defects invisible to the naked eye

- B : Very light imperfections

- C : Imperfections on less 2/3 of the surface

- D : Relatively large irregularities

Size

Tahitian pearls usually measure between 8 and 14 mm. Exceptionally, some exceeding 18 mm, are then regarded as treasures of great rarity.

Nacre & Radiance

The radiance of a pearl is the result of the luster. The luster or shine can be measured by more or less perfect reflection of light on the surface of the pearl. A very nice shine is a total reflection of light giving a mirror effect.The less glossy the pearl, the more dull it looks. The nacre defines the iridescence of the pearl, resulting from the decomposition of light through the nacreous secretions looking like soft rainbow color, similar to those in soap bubbles. In general, saltwater pearls have a greater luster than freshwater pearls.

Estimaing the value of a Perle

Generally the larger the size of the pearl and the rounder its shape, the higher its value. However, this rule does not always apply, the value of a big pearl of poor quality may indeed be less than that of a smaller pearl without surface defects. However, the criteria of color and brightness very specific to the Pearl of Tahiti are the most critical for experts.

Caring of your Pearl

To preserve its beauty, the Tahitian cultured pearl requires special attention. It rehydrates with skin contact, wearing it often is essential. On the contrary, any acid can be aggressive and fatal, Its main enemies are called chlorine, perfume or hairspray ... It should also be wiped regularly with a soft cloth.