Current Bid: $1,300
Appraised Value: $8,565
One electronically tested 18KT yellow gold ladies cast and assembled south sea cultured pearl and diamond pendant with chain. Condition is new, good workmanship. The featured South Sea cultured pearl is set within a diamond bezel supported by a ribbed under gallery, completed by an ornamental diamond set bail. The pendant is supported by an eighteen inch length 18KT yellow gold chain terminating in a lobster claw clasp. Bright polish finish with rhodium accents. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "18K". Containing:
One south sea cultured pearl, 14.0mm in size. The pearl is golden in color with a very good luster, round, clean Graded in the setting.
South Sea Cultured Pearls are farmed in the ocean waters throughout Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the southern coast of China. Australia's main culturing industry is located near the city of Broome, in the northwest, on the Kimberley coast. South Sea cultured pearls form in the Pinctada Maxima oyster, the world's largest (up to 34cm) pearl cultivating oyster. The Indian and Pacific Ocean, the Java and the South China Sea, are the native waters of the Pinctada Maxima oyster.
There are two varieties of the Pinctada Maxima: the Gold Lipped oyster which produces the golden color pearls, and the Silver Lipped oyster which produces white color pearls. The South Sea cultured pearl takes from about two to three years to grow. It is produced by inserting a large bead into the oyster when it is about two years old. The South Sea pearl nacre has a unique satiny appearance, due partly to the fast moving and clean waters on the South Seas.
Ninety-nine prong set round brilliant cut diamonds exact total weight 99 Stones = 1.49ct. Graded in the setting.
Color F - H
Total Weight of Diamonds 1.49ct.
Total Weight of Pendant With Chain 11.70 gm