Current Bid: $1,800
Appraised Value: $8,545
One pair electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast and assembled tahitian cultured pearl and diamond earrings with standard backs. Condition is new, good workmanship. Each earring features a tahitian cultured pearl set under a diamond cluster curvature. Bright polish finish. Containing:
Two tahitian cultured pearls, 13.0mm in size. The pearls are black in color with a very good luster, round, mostly clean with good matching 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.
Fifty-two prong set round brilliant cut diamonds approximate total weight of 52 Stones = 1.02ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-2 to I-2
Color F - G
Twelve prong set baguette cut diamonds approximate total weight of 12 Stones = 0.63ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-2 to I-1
Color F - G
Total Weight of Diamonds 1.65ct.
Total Weight of Earrings 15.24 gm