Southsea Pearl & Diamond Pendant
One electronically tested 18KT white gold ladies cast & assembled south sea, cultured pearl & diamond necklace. Condition is new, good workmanship. The pendant features a south sea cultured pearl drop, supported by a series of stylized diamond floral links, completed by an eighteen inch length stylized chain with spring ring clasp. Bright polish finish. Identified with markings of "18K". Containing:
One south sea cultured pearl, 14.0mm in size. The pearl is white in color with a very good luster, round, mostly 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 & Pacific Ocean, the Java & 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.
One hundred fourteen prong set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 1.90 - 1.00 x 0.87mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 114" Stones = 1.00ct. AIG Certified.