As its name suggests, the Tahitian cultured pearl comes from the remote island world of French Polynesia. In hidden lagoons and often on the smallest atolls, they are cultivated in the black-lipped pearl oyster Pinctada Margaritifera of the genus Cumingii. Their sizes range from 7-18 mm.
They are characterised by their exotic colour spectrum, combining deep black with all shades of grey and silver tones, as well as green and aubergine notes.
Tahitian cultured pearls from Gellner come almost exclusively from Robert Wan, the king of Tahitian cultured pearls. Gellner has a long and deep friendship with him, which allows access to the best harvests.
Gellner also uses Rikitea pearls for its jewellery creations. These come from the Polynesian island of Mangareva in the Gambier archipelago; more than 1600 km south-east of Tahiti. This archipelago lies in the Tropic of Capricorn and thereby benefitting from a special climate, which influences the creation of the exquisitely coloured pearls. Rikitea pearls impress accordingly, with a particularly intense colour palette.