The person behind Marc’Harit
Beginning with an adventurous voyage in the South Pacific, the adventure turned out to become a full time profession.
“My first meeting with the magical, so called “black pearl” was during a crossing of the South Pacific in 1999. Sailing from Panama to New Zealand, there are not many islands to landfall; hence a stop in the French Polynesian atolls let us to a pearl farm. After ten days of enjoying both the grafting and the harvesting of these rare, cultured pearls, my love for these magic, black pearls, the Tahiti pearl, was born. It is a pearl with an irresistible attraction. The Tahiti cultured pearl was still a relatively unknown gem in Europe at that time and it became my mission to expand the knowledge and appreciation of this distinctive pearl. A pearl which holds a unique charm and an endless variety, placing an inner tranquillity in the one who admires it – and even stronger in the one who beholds it”.
Adventurous and continuously seeking new opportunities, the founder of Marc’Harit, Kira Høg Kampmann, has travelled around the globe for at last to settle down in Tahiti for a period of time. Frequent visits at the surrounding archipelagos and atolls where the pearl culture is undertaken, studies of the marine life in the lagoons, educative programs regarding the expertise of the precious gem, and not least the intensive work for the international promotion of the Tahiti cultured pearl and its jewellery, have let to Kira Kampmann’s high expertise. The travels and knowledge seeking continued over the years, and Kira Kampmann is now giving lectures in all pearl types with a particular focus on and a passion for sustainable pearls.
With this background, Marc’Harit retain a solid foundation for sharing our passion of pearls.