Current Bid: $800
Appraised Value: $5,500
One electronically tested 14KT yellow gold ladies cast and assembled Tahitian cultured pearl and diamond pendant with chain. Condition is new, good workmanship. The pendant features a tahitian cultured pearl set within a stylized diamond bezel, supported by lattice under gallery and diamond bail, completed with an eighteen inch length chain and lobster claw clasp. Bright polish finish with rhodium accents. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "14K". Containing:
One Tahitian pearl, 12.7mm in size to 1.0mm in size. The pearl is silver in color with a very good luster, round, 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, 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.
Eighty prong, set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 2.701.20 x 1.17mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 80 Stones = 0.78ctw. Graded in the setting.
Clarity I-1 to I-2
Color G - I
Total Weight of Diamonds 0.78ctw.
Total Weight of Pendant With Chain 9.00 gm