"Pearls were accidents, and the finding of one was luck, a little pat on the back by God or the gods or both." – John Steinbeck
Tahitian Pearl and Fantasy-Cut Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Pure says: "Tahitian Treasure!"
Jewelry by Assael
Q: WHAT ARE THE LEGENDS OF THE BLACK PEARL?
A: There are more than a few legends and myths surrounding black pearls, spanning hundreds of years back into history ...
Polynesian legends tell of Oro, the god of war (in other legends, he is of peace and fertility). In love with the beautiful princess of Bora Bora, he descended to the island on a rainbow of light to give her the most precious treasure the heavens had to offer: Poe Rava, the colorful black Tahitian pearl.
My absolute favorite legend speaks of the full Moon coming down from the starry sky to bathe in the Ocean. Attracted by the heavenly light, the Te Ufi – Tahitian pearl oysters – came to the sea’s surface and were coated with shimmering dew: bright and iridescent hues of rose, green, gold, blue and violet.
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"TE UFI'S TREASURE"
This darkly sparkling jewel of a necklace showcases some of the rarest and most beautiful colors Tahitian pearls can possess. These perfectly Tahitian pearls feature Very Dark Charcoal Grey body colors ranging to a rare near-true black color, which provides an excellent base for the eye-catching overtones of Rose, Cherry and Green hues staining each pearl surface.
This bright and lustrous pearl necklace sparkles with sharp, highly reflective luster. A classic in every way, this strand is a new Pure Pearls favorite! The 17.5-inch, AA+/AAA Quality necklace has 39 pearls that graduate from 10.0-11.8mm.