Famous for their unique overtones, black Tahitian pearls are the naturally "black" saltwater pearls from the islands of French Polynesia.
While the pearls are officially called "black", Tahitian pearls actually present as a range of gray colors from light to very dark and jet black. Their overtones are what make them famous, and Tahitians' most popular overtones are peacock, steel, green, blue-green and rarely aubergine and pistachio.
Tahitian pearls are one of the larger cultured pearl types available on the market today, and range in size from 9.0mm to 15.0mm on average, and sometimes even larger that. Due to their unique colors and larger than average sizes, Tahitian pearls are always guaranteed to make a splash.