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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Symbolic Meaning of Pearl and its Magical Properties
Pearl was widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and was believed to have strong healing properties.
Pearl has always symbolized the power of love, wealth and nobility. Pearl jewelry presented as a gift to children was meant to protect them and bring good luck. Pearls have a calming effect and are bringing the karma in balance, they bond people together and strengthen relationships, and therefore pearl jewelry was and is til nowadays a wonderful gift that you can make for your loved ones, friends and business partners.
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.