History

Creation Poema by Orama: Unique Custom handmade casual and fine Polynesian jewelry.
 
Regarding the spiritual Polynesian meaning, Creation is a gift from God.
  • Poema is the clean Pearl from the deep sea.
     
  • Orama is the big vision from the sky.

The logo on most Polynesian flags is the Polynesian turtle named: Te Honu in Maori language.

As an animal that passes from the land world to the sea world, the turtle represents man's passing over from the physical world to the spiritual one. It is the symbol of long life, immortality and also fertility. A name has an important significance in Traditional Polynesian civilization. Something without a name does not exist. Polynesians believe that destiny depends on the choice of the name. Usually they contain a magic secret coming from their "Arii" kings Ancestors, who have a certain power: the "Mana".

Beauty, simplicity and spirituality bring me to share my passion with you… The legendary Tahitian pearl, commonly known around the world comes from the lagoons of French Polynesia. The South Sea Pearl is from the South Pacific: Australia, Tahiti (Tuamotu Archipelagos, Gambier Islands) and Indonesia.

The legend has it that the pearl oyster, Te Ufi , was offered to man by Oro, the God of peace and fertility, who came down to earth on a rainbow. Some say that Oro offered the pearl from this oyster to the beautiful princess of Bora Bora as sign of his eternal love.

Black Pearl is a label a customary term for Tahitian pearls no matter what their color. There are more than 70 species of oysters that can produce pearls. The scientific term for Te Ufi is: Pinctada Margaritifera most commonly known as the black lipped oyster.

The Polynesian cultured pearl's natural color range is from shimmering white through the variations of steel gray, bronze, blue, purple, pink, even copper and gold, all the way to luminous specific black the "Poe Rava". They can be round, button-shaped or pear shaped, baroque, circled, blister or keshis.

Their like is not found anywhere else in the world. None of the imitation pearls produced elsewhere can be compared to the brilliant, inimitable pearls of Polynesia.

Polynesians used to wear flowers and pearls in holes pierced in their earlobes. The pearls were placed in a little net made of strands of hair woven together.

Pearls were also used to represent the eyes in some of the sculptures of Hawaii such as Kukailimoku, the God of War. Pearl were not used in Tahitian jewelry before the arrival of Europeans, because the natives had no metals and tools sharp enough or hard to pierce pearls.

In the early 18th century the Queen Pomare played marbles with pearls. The Tahitian pearl is the "pearl of queens and the queen of pearls." In the days of such lucrative shell harvesting, one would have to open more than 15,000 oysters before finding a natural pearl. Tahitian pearls had earned a reputation for value and rarity since the beginning of the 18th century with the European button industry.

The natural origin of a pearl in the oyster shell (commonly called nacre) comes from the intrusion of a grain of sand a parasite or foreign body penetrates the oyster and cause an irritation. Then the self defense of the oyster secretes nacre to isolate the intruder. Natural black pearls had practically disappeared by 1960, a year in whish only four or five of them were found in all of French Polynesia.

At this time they thought about producing cultured pearls. The growth of a pearl begins with a surgical intervention and ends with a work of art from the sea. This surgical operation is called a graft. In order to grow a cultured pearl a tiny ball which acts as the seed or nucleus of the pearl is inserted in the body of the oyster.

After several years of nacre secretion over the nucleus a pearl is formed. It takes about 5 years to grow a pearl 10 millimeters in diameter (about 3/8 of an inch). The pearl consists of thick pearly layers containing organic substances and calcium carbonate in the form of aragonite.

When you carry this magic pearl you keep away stress and save all your good energy.

A treasure of the pristine and exotic lagoons of French Polynesia, the Tahitian pearl brings to those who wear it all the mysteries of nature. A pearl is unique and matches a unique woman.

Today the Tahitian pearl has become an exotic gem sought after by celebrities and pearl afficionados alike.