Current Bid: $1,000
Appraised Value: $5,305
One electronically tested 18KT yellow gold ladies cast and assembled south sea cultured pearl and diamond ring. Condition is new, good workmanship. The ring features a South Sea cultured pearl set within a stylized diamond bezel, supported by an elaborate lattice under gallery and split shoulders, completed by a three millimeter wide band. Bright polish finish. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "18K". Containing:
One south sea cultured pearl, 11.0mm in size. The pearl is dark golden in color with a good luster, 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 and Pacific Ocean, the Java and 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 on the South Seas.
Thirty-two prong set round brilliant, baguette, and princess cut diamonds exact total weight 32 Stones = 0.88ct. The clarity and color grade reflect the overall average for the group. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-1 to SI-2
Color I - K
Total Weight of Diamonds 0.88ct.
Total Weight of Ring 8.10 gm