9.5mm to 10.5mm Black Tahitian Pearl and 5.39ctw Diamond 14K White Gold Necklace

Auction #2402 | Item #26

Current Bid: $4,250

Appraised Value: $26,880

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One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast & assembled Tahitian cultured pearl and diamond necklace. Seventeen and one-quarter inch length necklace features Tahitian cultured pearls set within stylized diamond bezels transitioning into open lattice white gold links, terminating in a box clasp with twin safeties. Bright polish finish. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "14K". Condition is new, good workmanship. Containing:

Nine Tahitian cultured pearls, 9.5mm in size to 10.5mm in size. The pearls are black in color with a very good luster, round to near round, mostly clean and 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 & 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.

Five Hundred Seventy-Six prong set round brilliant cut diamonds (depth est.) approximate total weight of 576 Stones = 5.39ctw. Graded in the setting.

Clarity SI2 to I2

Color G - I

Total Weight of Diamonds 5.39ctw.

Total Weight of Necklace 42.48 gm

SKU: 1138716