Tahitian pearls, globally revered as incredible sustainable gems of the sea, have been the heart of Jaune Pearls' expertise for over two decades. 

Our certified pearl experts discern the highest quality Tahitian pearls, each chosen for its exquisite colour,  lustre,  shape, size, and surface. We take immense pride in curating a selection of the most captivating Tahitian pearls, each delicately chosen and crafted with passion & love, for our luxury pieces.

Every pearl bears a unique charm, an individual personality. To truly appreciate their sublime beauty, an understanding of the quintessential five pillars of pearl grading - colour, luster, shape, size, and surface - is essential. Learn more below.

Authenticity and Certification

Every pearl chosen for you by Jaune Pearls comes accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, an assurance of our pearls' natural colour and lustre. Unlike many pearls in today's market, ours are untouched by chemicals or artificial enhancements, bearing witness to the authenticity of their beauty. 

The Certificate of Authenticity further asserts that our pearls have been sourced directly from the pearl farm, bearing testament to their purity and origin.

Additionally, our most exclusive and extraordinary pearl pieces come with an external validation - a certificate from the Gemological Institute of America, attesting to the exceptional quality of the pearl's grading.

The founders of Jaune Pearls take immense pride in their status as alumni members of the esteemed Gemological Institute of America, an embodiment of their deep-seated dedication to the craft and the authenticity of their offering. 


Five Pillars of Pearl Grading



Tahitian pearls mirror the various colours of the ocean, embodying its depth, beauty, and tranquillity in every piece.

Encompassing primary bodycolours of misty grey, charcoal grey, sun-kissed yellow, verdant green, and earthy brown and more, the Tahitian pearls' palette is as diverse as it is captivating. Given their dark base, the overlaid overtones create a striking contrast, truly standing out against their backdrop.

The spectrum of overtones unveils an enchanting range of hues from serene blue, romantic pink, and vibrant pistachio to electric magenta, each playing a symphony of colour.

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When a pearl boasts multiple overtones, it conjures an 'Orient' - a mesmerising rainbow-like display that dazzles the eye. This magnificent light play results from thousands of layers of aragonite crystals nested deep within the heart of the pearl, a testament to nature's unrivalled artistry. 



A pearl's natural lustre, a defining factor of its beauty, is immediately captivating at first glance, making pearls undeniably majestic. 

The natural lustre of pearl springs from the reflection of light off its innumerable layers of nacre, forging the elegant sheen characteristic of these oceanic treasures. Nacre, the organic

material born of the oyster, is the master architect behind the pearl and its lustre formation.

The radiance of a pearl's lustre can be classified along a spectrum, ranging from no lusterpoor, fair, good, very good, and excellent. 

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A pearl's reflective nature not only enhances its charm but also signals its rarity and, subsequently, its value. The greater the reflection,  the higher the appeal and worth,  transforming each pearl into a precious gem.



Tahitian Pearls' shapes are classified as one of the following: 

  • Round
  • Near-round    
  • Oval 
  • Button
  • Drop 
  •  Semi-baroque 
  • Baroque
  • Circled 
Perfect symmetrical and round pearls are extremely rare and difficult to come by, increasing the pearl's value.


Pearls' sizes are measured in millimetres (mm), a spectrum extending from as small as 2mm to an impressive breadth of over 20mm.
  • Small-sized pearls range from 2mm to 8mm 
  • Medium-sized pearls range from 9mm to 12mm 
  • Large-sized pearls range from 13mm to 14mm 
When it comes to Tahitian pearls, those measuring 15mm and beyond are considered rare, making them priceless treasures.


The quality of a pearl is significantly affected by the number and size of the imperfections seen on a pearl's surface. That said, a pearl with a  flawless character is extremely rare and valuable. 

Classification of pearl surface is 

  • Heavily spotted (HS)  - apparent surface irregularities 
  • Moderately spotted (MS) - noticeable surface characteristics 
  • Lightly spotted (LS) - minor surface irregularities visible 
  • Clean (CL) - minute surface blemishes that are difficult to see
  • Spotless (S) - absolutely free from blemishes to the unaided eye