Designer, Founder and CEO of Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls
Tahia – A lifetime passion for learning and creativity
A mother of two, business owner, artist and model crowned Miss Moorea in 1994, Tahia is a multifaceted woman with a deep love for her native Polynesia.
Her rare creative vision is born from an intuitive understanding and reverence for the raw beauty and natural riches of Polynesia as well as the vibrant spirit of the Polynesian people, inspiring her to live a life of abundance and joy.
A native of the Polynesian island of Moorea, Tahia was born in June, making her birthstone a pearl- a prophecy which predicted her lifelong love affair with Tahitian pearls.
Originally from a family of modest means, Tahia owes her success to her adventurous spirit and her drive to learn from the world’s best. After finishing school in Tahiti, Tahia decided to pursue her dream and left the small island of Moorea to continue learning about pearls in the United States. There, she graduated as a Pearl Expert at the renowned Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The advanced training Tahia received, coupled with her innate artistry and mastery of craft, ultimately led to her creating Tahitian Pearl jewelry that is among the most sought-after and coveted designs in the world.
Today, Tahia’s commitment to excellence and to providing each of her clients with an authentic Polynesian experience has earned Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls’ a stellar reputation as one of French Polynesia’s top-rated fine jewelry companies.
Awards & recognition for Tahia’s creative talents
Designer of the Year Award
Designer of the Year Award for 2006-2007, awarded by the prestigious Hawaii Jewelers Association.
The Coral Garden
First place in the Hawaii Jewelers’ Association Luxury
Jewelry category for her piece, “The Coral Garden”, created in 2007.
Tear of Joy
Second place in the Hawaii Jewelers’ Association Prestige
Jewelry category for her creation, “Tear of Joy” in 2007.
New Moon in a Chorus of Stars
Trophée de la Perle de Tahiti (The prestigious Pearl of Tahiti trophy) in 2008, for her design “New Moon in a Chorus of Stars”.
First place in the Hawaii Jewelers’ Association design category for her creation, “Tahitian River” in 2005
Today, Tahia’s designs are sought after by many of the world’s biggest collectors and buyers.