We just got a new auction lot of Tahitian pearls in this week that included something I've never seen before - Tahitian pearls as small as six millimeters! Last year we secured a small lot of 7-8 mm circled pearls from our friends at Collins Pearls in Takaroa, but these are even smaller.
The total lot contains just over 12,000 pearls and those below 8 mm make up only about 10% of the total, but that still a LOT of tiny pearls when we almost never see pearls smaller than 8 mm, let alone smaller than 7 mm.
We are going to have fun with these!
There are so many silvers and even white pearls in this lot. There are also fun colors like gold and Pistachio.
To see just how small 6 mm is, we plopped two 13-14 mm pearls in the center of a handful of them. It's like parking a rowboat next to a cruise ship!