History of Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls
It’s impossible not to be seduced by the ethereal beauty of French Polynesia’s world-renowned Tahitian Pearls.
These romantic gems are synonymous with the exotic mystique of our Pacific islands.
So, it comes as no surprise that countless people have recognized the inherent value of what Tahitian pearls represent. However, one jewelry brand stands out among the rest, through its reputation for excellence and total devotion to the craft of Tahitian Pearl jewelry.
Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls was born out of a single young woman’s vision, nearly three decades ago. It is the remarkable story of a small family business grown from modest beginnings and becoming one of the most renowned jewelry brands in French Polynesia, joining the elite ranks of luxury brands around the world.
Here are the important dates that have marked our story:
1993 At just seventeen years old, Tahia Haring decides to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a luxury jewelry designer. After meticulously studying the art of jewelry, her story begins with the opening of a small, modest shop located across from the Club Med hotel in Moorea’s main shopping District: the very first Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls boutique.
1999 Tahia’s dedication and flair for creating elegant Tahitian Pearl jewelry pays off. Tahia’s team expands and they open a larger boutique in Haapiti, Moorea. This location became our Flagship Shop and headquarters.
From 2001 to 2006 As Tahia continues to elevate her designs to extraordinary levels, her talent starts to receive worldwide recognition, earning her international awards for her jewelry. Simultaneously, Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls refines its customer service with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. The company has become the preferred supplier of Tahitian Pearls to cruise ships visiting French Polynesia.
2006 to 2014 Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls manages a boutique on-board the luxury cruise line MS Paul Gauguin.
July to October 2006 Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls expands its reach to the islands with two new openings in the legendary Hotel Bora Bora and in Papeete, Tahiti.
2007 to 2014 Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls manages a boutique at the Intercontinental Thalasso Hotel in Bora Bora.
2008 Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls opens a boutique in the main town of Vaitape in Bora Bora.
2012 Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls opens a boutique at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa hotel while launching “TRESORS by Tahia”, a gift shop located at the heart of the Maharepa shopping district in Moorea. TRESORS came about after Tahia felt a market need for artisanal creations with a more casual feel. This opening allowed her to expand the breadth of her creations, while still incorporating her signature Tahitian pearls as well as other local materials such as shells and wood.
April 2014 Opening of Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls boutique at the Bora Bora Four Seasons 5-star luxury Resort featuring exclusive designs.
November 2015 Tahia and her life partner Raimana venture into the world of local art with the opening of Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art gallery in Papeete. Together, they share their passion for outstanding Polynesian art. The gallery highlights the work of local Polynesian artists and is a must-see for art lovers everywhere.
January 2016 Opening of Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls’ sister brand, Manua Pearls boutique in Papeete. Through Manua Pearls, Tahia offers a different selection of designs, simple yet elegant. This allows for a greater variety of pearl jewelry so there is truly something for everyone.
End 2016 to 2017 Relocation of Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls’ boutique in Tahiti to a more spacious store located on the main street of Papeete in front of the cruise ship pier. This location becomes Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls’ new headquarters where the finest collections are born.
October 2018 “TRESORS by Tahia” opens a boutique in the center of Vaitape, Bora Bora. This refined Polynesian handicraft boutique is also home to Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls’ sister brand, Manua Pearls.
December 2018 Opening of second Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art gallery at Bora Bora Four Seasons Resort.
Tahia lives and breathes pearls- she loves them with a deep and contagious passion. It’s this kind of limitless devotion, paired with her intuitive business acumen and penchant for perfection, which sets Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls apart.
Thus, the rich history and heritage of Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls will go on as our team continues to raise the bar by offering the finest, highest quality jewelry we are known for. But please, don’t take our word for it; come see for yourself.