TEREVA COLAS: THE ART, THE GESTURE, THE MASTERPIECE …
Tereva is a Polynesian jeweler with a different perspective from other international brands. His style is organic, his creation is centered on the pearl that is the essence and very heart of each jewel. For Tereva, each creation serves to enhance the pearl versus using the pearl as an accessory.
Tereva was born in Tahiti, a tropical paradise located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Son of Alain Colas, one of the greatest navigators of the modern era, he had the privilege to spend his childhood on the island of Tahiti, the French Polynesia where he got inspired by the priceless value of nature, the richness of its fauna and its colors.
Tereva comes from a family of entrepreneurs, earthworks artists, and passionate from the town of Clamecy, in Burgundy, France. Naturally oriented towards a profession of passion centered on the arts, this is from his grandfather Roger that he inherited his “hand intelligence”.
He spent his teenage years in Paris on the French Riviera and Martinique. At the age of 15, after visiting the jewelry workshops of the prestigious Boulle school, he decided to make it his profession. After graduating, he returned to the “Fenua” (Country in Tahitian) to embrace his career as a jeweler. After several years of experience in the cultured pearl of Tahiti, he had the chance to meet a renowned crimper who worked in the workshops of Cartier. This meeting was decisive for him, this is when he was trained in the art of crimping gemstones.
After more than 20 years in the business, he decided to create a unique jewelry line featuring this magnificent gem: the cultured pearl of Tahiti. Coming from the turquoise lagoons of the Polynesian Archipels, the pearl is a precious and living gem, it deserves our respect and admiration.