Polynesia's Natural Beauty on our pearls

Nature is omnipresent in Tahiti. Colorful Tahitian black pearls are chosen by Designer Nathalie Leseine to be carved with motifs expressing some of what French Polynesia is all about; Dolphins, turtles, flowers, the lagoon... everywhere you look Nature speaks to you with her captivating beauty.

Leseine love for the flora and fauna of French Polynesia has been represented on Tahitian black pearls via her other company Tahitian Designs since 2004. The Tahiti cultured pearl has a layer of nacre of minimum 0,8mm, often much thicker. The thick layer of nacre makes it possible to carve these pearls. Here are a few examples to pick your imagination.

The dolphin represents peace and harmony, protection, cooperation, playfulness, joy and inner strength.

The turtle might be the most important and popular element in Polynesian culture. It’s connected to many meanings and the most common ones are long life (eternity), wellness, fertility, union, family and harmony. It also symbolizes the navigator.


In Tahiti the way the island's residents wove the flora bounty into both their lore and legends as well as their every day lives makes it for many memorable ways to experience Tahitians' love of flowers. A carved black pearl with a hibiscus is one example.

French Polynesia boasts beautiful calm lagoons and with 118 islands there is much to explore. For excitement, there is the memorable wave at Teahupoo, known as one of there most spectacular waves in the world! 

So if you are a Nature lover and want to wear a meaningful pearl representing your love for it, please contact Nathalie@tahitiandesigns.com for loose pearls so you can create your own jewel or we will be glad to assist you.