New Website Tahitian Pearl Information Center and Meeting Place for Pearl Enthusiasts

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Tahitian and Miriam Reed offer a website where pearl enthusiasts can enjoy sharing information and stories about pearls and pearl jewelry.

Tahitian and Miriam Reed are pleased to announce the celebration of a new website dedicated to providing information about pearls. It also provides a meeting place for those who are enthused about Tahitian pearls, Akoya pearls and other types of pearl jewelry.

According to Reed, " provides an information center and meeting place for pearl enthusiasts. Stay in touch with the latest pearl news." She continues, "Pearl enthusiasts were concerned lest the latest natural disaster in Japan should negatively impact the world pearl market. Initial unsubstantiated reports on the extent of the damage varied greatly, but it now seems that the oyster beds and pearl farms in Japan seem to have escaped with very little damage to the mollusk and the Akoya pearl industry. Mikimoto has reported on their website that their employees, buildings and pearl farm have not sustained major damage. A hatchery in Oregon was reported to have sent oyster larvae to some pearl farms in the Sendai area of Japan to help them after their loss, but reports now indicate that the majority of the pearl farms have come through the disaster remarkably well and will continue to provide the people of Japan with a source of revenue."

Tahitian pearls, the focus of the new information website, are cultured in various parts of French Polynesia but not in Tahiti itself. The process by which the black-lipped oyster is induced to produce the costly pearls is known as grafting. Because the largest pearls require more than one grafting process, a period of two to three years may be needed to produce the most valuable pearls.

The surgical precision that is required to successfully accomplish the grafting process begins when the oyster is about thirty months old. It may be repeated a second and sometimes even a third time to produce pearls of the large size that today's market demands.

Learn more about pearls and how fragile the eco-balance is and why natural disasters could affect the worldwide pearl market by reviewing more information about the subject at the web pages at or today. Members of the press and others who have further questions about this press release can contact Reed at the location listed below.

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