Current Bid: $5,000
Appraised Value: $29,660
One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast & assembled Tahitian cultured pearl and diamond necklace Seventeen and three-quarter inch length necklace features an elaborate semi-flexible Tahitian cultured pearl and diamond set fringe supported by a diamond ribbon transitioning into matching white gold links, terminating in a concealed clasp with twin safeties. Bright polish finish. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "14K". Condition is new, good workmanship. Containing:
Seven Tahitian pearls, 11.0mm in size. The pearls are black in color with a good luster, round, lightly blemished. Graded in the setting,
Tahitian cultured pearls form in the large "Black Lipped" Pinctada Margatinfera oyster, which is about twice the size of the Japanese Akoya oyster. This warm water species from across the central and South Pacific Ocean is at home in the bays and lagoons of the islands & atolls of French Polynesia. Tahitian cultured pearl farmers generally raise their oysters in lagoons.
Tahitian cultured pearls take from two to four years to form. Black pearls are known for their iridescent, vibrant, almost metallic natural colors, unique among saltwater cultured pearls. Though commonly called "Tahitian" pearls, they are actually gray, to a lighter or darker degree. Tahitian pearls have the unique ability to display a variety of colors at the same time, which can be seen glistening on their surface.
Numerous prong set round brilliant cut diamonds approximate total weight of the Stones = 4.88ctw. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI2 to I1
Color G - I
Total Weight of Diamonds 4.88ctw.
Total Weight of Necklace 47.46 gm