Franck Tehaamatai is one of the pioneers in cultured pearl production in French Polynesia. And currently, he is one of the most successful pearl farmers in Tahiti.
He set up the first farm on the atoll of Takaroa in 1994. Later the family business gradually grew and now Frank is running seven pearl farms which are strategically scattered over five different atolls in the Tuamotu Archipelago.
Since 2007 Fakarava Pearl Farm has become famous worldwide and is producing over 1200 000 pearls a year. Currently, Fakarava is supplying the precious gemstone to jewelry-making enterprises all over the world.
Even though Frank is well known in the pearl industry he is an extremely friendly and easy going character. He prefers to be called simply “Franky” and is always ready for a good chat and a laugh. At the age of 64, he is a father to three beautiful daughters and a son.
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