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The Pearl Girls create all of our jewelry and designs at our shop in Athens, GA. We also have a huge reknot and repair department. People all over the world ship us their pearls and beaded jewelry to reknot, repair or create into a new design. Along with our passion for pearls, we are passionate about creating jobs right here in our home base in Athens, GA. We provide many perks to our staff including childcare for our hardworking mothers! Thank you for supporting us so we can continue supporting others. And thanks for sharing in our passion!

The Wonderful Color of Black Pearls

Thu, Apr 22, 2021 | Pearl Blog

The wonderful color of black pearls... where does this color come from?

Black pearls come from a Black Lipped Oyster (Pinctada Margaritifera) . Since their shell is black, these oysters can produce black pearls. Pearls are made of the same shell-making material that mollusks use to grow their shell. But, of course, Tahitian black pearl farmers want to optimize the color of their pearls. There are certain colors of black pearls that are more attractive to the market. So, by capitalizing on the great color of the donor oyster's shell, the graft tissue is carefully selected in hopes of producing a really great color of black pearls.

Here is the important this to know: Black pearls are not always black! They have a variety of colors and hues. It is impossible to capture the back color without the subtle influence of green, gray, magenta or more. So don't be fooled if you see a colorful strand of Tahitian black pearls. They care a lot of colorful tones in them as well! We will call these the wonderful colors of black pearls!

Learn more by watching this video, filmed at a Tahitian black pearl farm in French Polynesia.

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