Creation Poema by Orama:
Unique Custom handmade casual and fine
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
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
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
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
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
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
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