Of all the treasures that the ocean has given us, pearls are the best. They may not compete with diamonds but they have always held their own, symbolizing a quite elegance and sophistication and complimenting diamonds in various jewelry settings.
Cultured freshwater Pearls is said to have first originated in Japan. These freshwater pearls are of mainly four varieties: the South Sea Pearl, the Akoya Pearls, the Black Tahitian Pearls and the Natural Freshwater Pearls. Each of these varieties have their own characteristics and origins. The Tahitian Pearls comes from the Black Lipped Oyster which are found in the waters of the French Polynesia only but a natural Tahitian black pearl is very very rare.