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Jewelry by Galatea
Carved pearls are considered unique and precious due to the skill and artistry involved in their creation. They are often used in jewelry, such as pendants, earrings, and brooches, and can also be valuable collector's items.
The tradition of pearl carving continues to evolve, with contemporary artists adding their own innovative touches to this ancient art form. Today, most people will recognize carved Black Tahitian pearls from French Polynesia, which is what we're going to focus on here since it is October, and we're dealing with all things Black Pearl. ;)
Polynesian carved Pinctada margaritifera shell with a Hibiscus flower motif
Polynesian carved pearls, often referred to as "tattooed pearls," are unique and culturally significant jewelry items with a history deeply rooted in the traditions and artistry of the Polynesian islands. The practice of carving pearls in Polynesia is known for its intricate and symbolic designs, and it has a history that dates back several decades.
Carved Tahitian Pearl Jewelry by Te Hoto Mana Creations
A Vietnamese-American artist and entrepreneur who founded the Galatea Jewelry company, Galatea is known for pioneering innovative techniques in pearl carving and creating stunning carved pearl jewelry.
Chi Galatea's work is especially renowned for the use of Tahitian black pearls. He has developed a unique and patented process known as "Carved Pearls" or "Galatea Carved Pearls." This process involves carving intricate designs and patterns into the nacre (the outer layer) of Tahitian pearls without damaging the pearl's core. The designs are often intricate and can feature a wide range of themes, from nature-inspired motifs to intricate geometrical patterns.
Carved Tahitian Pearl and Ruby Octopus Pendant by Chi Galatea
Galatea Jewelry has gained international recognition for its innovative approach to pearl carving. Chi Galatea's work has expanded the possibilities of what can be achieved with pearls, turning them into more than just jewelry but also works of art. His carved pearls have been featured in galleries and exhibitions worldwide and are prized by collectors and pearl enthusiasts.
Bracelet of multi-colored carved Tahitian pearls by Tahiti Pearl Market
Hand-carved Tahitian mother of pearl tiles have been worked so beautifully that each piece flows sinuously into the other, creating a stunning Polynesian motif necklace.
This beautiful Tahitian South Sea pearl infinity pendant features a lustrous 10mm, AAA quality pearl. The pearl is mounted on the finest quality 18K gold. This pendant comes packaged in a beautiful jewelry gift box with an official certificate of authenticity. Each pearl purchase comes nestled in our signature Little Black Jewelry Box and is accompanied with a GIA Graduate Prepared Retail Appraisal, detailed Pearl Care Instructions and Pearl Polishing Cloth.
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