An exceptionaly large semi round Tahitian, a pearl of rare beauty, an investment of a lifetime for unique jewelry making.
We named that pearl "Kanaloa'', the God of the ocean in Polynesian mythology.
Shape: Semi round
Size: 18.2 mm ( the white pearl shwn next to it is 12 mm)
Color: Tahitian dark with peacock hues ( no treatment - all natural color)
Luster: very good
Grade : C grade by Tahitian standards, the pearl shows a very good skin , some birth marks after years of immersion time but no deep imperfections and very clean skin and face on 40% of the pearl.
Please check our pearl guide to learn details and industrial grading standards
Ships from the US
Most of the products for sale are in-stock. However, due to the “hand-made” nature of our products, some require longer delivery times. Please allow 2 weeks from the time of purchase unless otherwise specified.
Thank you so much for all your business!
Pearls Black Market is committed to the principles of Fair Trade with producers, from whom we buy the pearls, as well as with our creative artisans of jewelry.
Fair Trade is part of the international strategy of sustainable development ensuring economic and social progress for producers of Tahitian pearls. Workers of Polynesian pearl farms are protected by strict labor laws, unlike many competing products generally imported from Asia often taken from sites ignoring working and environmental conditions.
A trading partnership, based on dialog, transparency and respect, whose objective is to achieve greater equity in world trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions and guaranteeing the rights of marginalized producers and workers in Tahiti.
In addition, production of Polynesian pearls allows native islanders to remain on their islands of origin and find a job and maintain resourceful communities.
Tahitian pearls are a true product of fair trade and sustainable development versus industrial produced fresh water pearls often artificially colored that are confusing the market and fooling the profane customers.