Current Bid: $1,700
Appraised Value: $12,365
One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast and assembled Tahitian cultured pearl and diamond ring with a bright polish finish. Condition is new, good workmanship. The featured Tahitian cultured pearl is set within tiered diamond bezels supported by a ribbed under gallery and diamond set split shoulders, completed by a two millimeter wide band. Identified with markings of "K14". Containing:
One tahitian cultured pearl, 15.0mm in size. The pearl is black in color with a very good luster, round, mostly 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.
Sixty-two prong set round brilliant cut diamonds approximate total weight of 62 Stones = 2.52ctw. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-2 to I-2
Color F - H
Total Weight of Diamonds 2.52ctw.
Total Weight of Ring 16.37 gm