Current Bid: $6,500
Appraised Value: $61,360
One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast & assembled Tahitian cultured pearl and diamond necklace. Seventeen inch length necklace features an elaborate rigid Tahitian cultured pearl and diamond lattice with three Tahitian cultured pearl drops. The necklace is supported by a stylized Tahitian cultured pearl and diamond ribbon transitioning into matching flexible 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:
Nineteen Tahitian cultured pearls, 11.0mm in size to 13.5mm in size. The pearls are black in color with a very good luster, round and mostly clean. Graded in the setting.
Tahitian cultured pearls form in the large "Black Lipped" Pinctada Margaritifera 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. vniaue among saltwater cultured pearls. Though commonly called "Tahitian" pearls, they are actually gray, to a tighter or aarKer 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.
Six Hundred Forty-Two prong set round brilliant cut diamonds approximate total weight of 642 Stones = 13.47ctw. Graded in the setting.
Clarity I1 to I3
Color F - H
Total Weight of Diamonds 13.47ctw.
Total Weight of Necklace 99.68 gm