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VISIT TO A PEARL FARM

 

The cultivation of the pearls produced by the margaritifera variety of Polynesia has been tested since the 1920s. Pearl culture is today an important activity in French Polynesia, practiced in pearl farms. The oysters of Polynesia, a variety Pinctada margaritifera, form pearls called "black pearls from Tahiti", which is an AOC, whose pearly tones vary from green to darker or lighter colors, passing through purple shades .

During grafting, the breeding pocket of the oyster is incised to deposit a small piece of the mantle of another oyster. The cells resulting from this mantle graft then develop and line the reproductive pocket. It is these cells that secrete mother-of-pearl which usually forms the shell. At the same time as this graft, a small spherical nucleus is introduced, usually a piece of shell, which serves as a nucleus to the secretions of the graft which later forms a pearl.

Guided tour of the farm, discovery of the culture of the black pearl of Tahiti, the process of grafting, the harvesting of pearls. You will be offered in this farm a vast choice of pearls to buy, naked or mounted in jewels

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