Current Bid: $500
Appraised Value: $2,950
One electronically tested 18KT yellow gold ladies cast south sea cultured pearl & diamond ring. Condition is new, good workmanship. Featuring a south sea cultured pearl set within mirroring diamond set shoulders, completed by a two millimeter wide band. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "18K". Containing:
One knotted, containing One south sea cultured pearl, 11.0mm in size to 10.0mm in size. The pearl is dark golden in color with a good luster, near round to off round, mostly clean Graded in the setting.
South Sea Cultured Pearls are farmed in the ocean waters throughout Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the southern coast of China. Australia's main culturing industry is located near the city of Broome, in the northwest, on the Kimberley coast. South Sea cultured pearls form in the Pinctada Maxima oyster, the world's largest (up to 34cm) pearl cultivating oyster. The Indian & Pacific Ocean, the Java & the South China Sea, are the native waters of the Pinctada Maxima oyster.
There are two varieties of the Pinctada Maxima: the Gold Lipped oyster which produces the golden color pearls, and the Silver Lipped oyster which produces white color pearls. The South Sea cultured pearl takes from about two to three years to grow. It is produced by inserting a large bead into the oyster when it is about two years old. The South Sea pearl nacre has a unique satiny appearance, due partly to the fast moving and clean waters in the South Seas.
Eight prong set round & princess cut diamonds approximate total weight of 8 Stones = 0.24ctw. The clarity & color grade reflects the entire range for this group. Graded in the setting.
Clarity VS2 to I2
Color I - L
Total Weight of Diamonds 0.24ctw.
Total Weight of Ring 6.00 gm