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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Dear customers and friends, as elegant pearl jewelry and fine photography are our biggest passions we decided to use the extra space that we had at our store at 322 Ngu Hanh Son Street with advantage and make a little present for every visitor who discovers Namaka Jewelry.
We set up a professional photo studio embedded in the space of the store, fully equipped to take the best portrait photographs of our dear guests.
It can be a result of two events: either it happens by accident in nature, when a piece of shell or sand gets in the oyster’s belly or if the nucleus (the pearl’s core) is carefully inserted in the oyster’s “pearl pocket” by a human hand.
Dear friends, Namaka Team is happy to invite you to our second Jewelry Making Masterclass.
The event will take place at our new store on 322 Ngu Hanh Son street this Thursday, 16.08.2018