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“Not to be missed”

Gauguin's Pearl Farm
Ranked #8 of 11 things to do in Avatoru
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Gauguin's Pearl is the unique pearl farm on the Rangiroa atoll, in French Polynesia. Since it opened in 1992, it has provided local, ethical, traditional and ecological knowledge to all its customers. A very well-documented guided tour is provided as well, where you can discover the whole process from the birth of a Tahitian pearl to the creation of a jewel. In our shop, you will find handmade creations, unique Tahitian pearl jewells, and a large choice of colors and shapes : necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings.
Reviewed October 9, 2017

2nd time to Gauguin Pearl Farm. 2nd Pearl necklace bought. They fixed my 1st necklace for free, thank you Gauguin, and I received a lesson in what not to do with your Pearl, as the pearl absorbs the creams & lotions from your skin and that dissolves the outer layer of the pearl over time. Oh well, it just gives me another excuse to come back to Rangiroa in a few years.
Gauguin has an excellent tour that shows you how the Pearl oysters are farmed and you can even pick a Pearl just opened by the experts. The pearls are graded, certified and you can pick how you want the pearl mounted or from many varieties and prices in their showroom. An all around great rememberance of my time spent on Rangiroa. They also have a shuttle service, just have the hotel call them for you and get ready for a few hours of fun.

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

They provided free pick up from the hotel schedule one in the morning and one in the afternoon. About 45mins and 1 hour including travelling, presentation and shop.. They do presentation of how to raise the oyster and how to produce the pearl. If you have idea and knowledge of pearl production, nothing in the presentation is interesting. The farm's pearl shop is over price. 10 mins away from the farm toward the village, the pearl boutique has better quality, design and price than the shop inside the farm.
Except you have nothing to do or bore to death. This is not the place.to visit

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

I have been to other pearl farms and this one is tops. Complete detailed instruction on how black pearls are created. No pressure to purchase. Free to public..

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

Good experience and nice time there understanding the whole process of pearl farming. Staff is very friendly and they can pick you up.

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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

The guide made a great presentation about the entire process how the oysters are creating the pearl and they also demonstrate the operation of inserting the nuclei and taking the pearl out as well. The tour give a lot of information and helps you to understand and appreciate the value of the black Tahitian pearls. There is a shop where you can make purchases at the end of the tour.

Thank martina m
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