Black Pearls 

Black Pearl Nostalgia and Significance :

Black pearls have long been an exotic prize. These pearls are created by the black-lipped bivalve mollusk Pinctada Margaritifera, found around Tahiti and the French Polynesian islands. Known for its exceptional value and rarity enhanced by its use in the jewelry of the world’s most royal and noble, earning it the nicknames “King of Pearls” and “Pearl of Kings.”

Legends associated with it, offer an array of meaning attached to it as a gift.

The gift of a black pearl can symbolize wisdom. The ancient Chinese believed that pearls originated in the dragon’s heart and the black pearl was therefore a sign of wisdom.

It is said that the pearl can stand for truth, life or wisdom, and if the dragon loses it, he is left helpless and incapable of action. The dragon guards the pearl by holding it between its teeth. To obtain the rare black pearl, someone must tame the dragon and befriend it.

A legend from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) traces the origins of the pearl to a lake created by Adam and Eve’s tears. White or pink pearls were created by Eve’s tears and the more precious and rare gray and black pearls from Adam’s tears. There are fewer exotic gray and black pearls since man control his emotions.

A Polynesian legend, Oro, the god of peace and fertility, came to earth on a rainbow to give the black pearl oyster (named Te Ufi) to man. Once here, he offered it to the beautiful princess of Bora Bora, as a sign of his love. Even till date it is considered to be a symbol of eternal love, if gifted.

Another legend recounts that the spirits of sand (Uaro) and coral (Okana) each adorned the black-lipped mollusk (Te Ufi) with a cloak that glistened with the colors of all the fish that swim in Polynesia. For thousands of years, the glory of the heavens comes to rest on the ocean bed in the secret hollow of the iridescent mother-of-pearl, a gift from the sky to the sea.

The symbol of hope in man’s wounded heart. Just as a black pearl is born from a flaw of nature – a grain of sand entered on an oyster’s delicate flesh, the mother-of-pearl covers up the intruder and forms the roundness of the pearl. Rocked by the waves, the pearl is black and beautiful, like Solomon’s beloved, Queen Sheba.

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Only if delivered with Certificate of Conformity and Authenticity you can be sure that the black pearls are Genuine Cultured Tahitian Pearls. If the certificate is missing, read more on Maui (Tahitian Mythology) or in case of additional details about the information please check out Leaf TV .

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