The P. margaritifera oyster is found in other places other than the French Polynesian islands. Their success in producing the Tahitian pearl for pearl jewelry has spurred experiments on other tropical islands containing the “black-lipped oyster”. In the late 1990s, farms on the Cook Islands, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Fiji, the Philippines, and Okinawa, Japan have given Tahitian pearl farming a try. The only farm that has become successful in their Tahitian pearls culturing endeavors, however, is the Cook Islands.