Cant buy them! Only perfection is required! The pearls farmer throw them in the deep, and only sell the perfect ones. That how they keep prices and quality up. about 8 years agoAnswered by Ben via WorldNomads.com
There are plenty of shops all over French Polynesia where you can buy black pearls. And most of them are not "perfect", as "perfect" ones are super rare and therefore ridiculously expensive. Prices vary hugely based on characteristics like lucre, size, color, shape, etc.
You could also dive for your own pearl in Bora Bora: www.travelintense.com/dive-for-pearls-in-bora-bora. almost 5 years ago