Current Bid: $550
Appraised Value: $3,650
One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast tahitian cultured pearl and diamond ring. Condition is new, good workmanship. The featured tahitian cultured pearl is set within a stylized diamond bezel supported by split shoulders and an elaborate lattice under gallery, completed by a two millimeter wide band. Bright polish finish. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "14K". Containing:
One tahitian cultured pearl, 12.0mm in size to 12.0mm in size. The pearl is black in color with a good luster, near round, lightly blemished 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 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.
Eighteen prong set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 2.00mm to 1.90mm x 1.21mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 18 Stones = 0.55ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity I2 to I3
Color G - H
Total Weight of Diamonds 0.55ct.
Total Weight of Ring 6.70 gm