Current Bid: $1,000
Appraised Value: $9,500
One graduated single strand diamond pearl necklace 19.25" princess length, knotted with a 925 silver diamond set lobster claw clasp. The necklace includes a diamond enhancer knotted into the strand. Bright polish and anodized finish.
The necklace contains 32 Tahitian cultured pearls, 12.00mm in size to 14.70mm in size. The pearls color range from silver to black with a very good luster, round to off-round and lightly blemished.
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 and 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.
Two Hundred Forty Six bend set single cut diamonds, measuring 1.10mm to 1.00mm x 0.70mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 246 Stones = 1.20ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity I1 to I3
Color Very Light Brown to Brown
Total Weight of Diamonds 1.20 et.