Extremely Versatile!!! Classic 2 strand south sea
Highly prized by
collectors, south sea pearls are one of the most sought after pearls in the
world. (see the section below on about south sea pearls to read more about
this incredible art of nature - a pearl in its perfection.) You are getting
not one, but two strands of south sea pearl in this investment package.
This quality double strand genuine South sea
pearl necklace measures approx. 7.6 mm - 8.2 mm in size. Highly sough satiny
white in color with slightly soft pinkish golden tone that only can be found
on genuine south sea pearls . Gorgeous "baroque" in shapes with some spots
due to its natural origins - this does not take away from the beauty of this
just indicate that you are buying genuine South sea pearls.
This beauty have such a superb thick nacre
like no others, excellent symmetry and professionally hand knotted in
alternated fashion with the shorter strand being 16" & 17.5" in lengths and
finished with solid 14K yellow gold clasp.
South Sea Pearls are produced in
the waters off the Australian coast by the rarest and largest oysters in the
world - the Pinctada Maxima. This rare solitary oyster only exists on an
extremely limited number of shell beds found in the warm tropical seas
sometimes referred to as the South Seas - hence the name of the pearl. This
area of ocean stretches from North Australia, through Indonesia, the
Philippines, to the southern tip of Burma.
The Pinctada Maxima produces the
most beautiful nacre, a creamy smooth lustrous material, which possesses a
subdued opalescence. The size and thickness of the shell and the luster of
the nacre it produces results in the rarest and most sought after pearl in
the world - the white South Sea pearl. A pearl of which dreams are made.
Throughout history, the natural
South Sea pearl has been regarded as the grand daddy of all pearls.
The South Sea pearl is
distinguished by its magnificent thick natural nacre which produces an
unequalled luster, a complex luster which resembles a soft creamy voluptuous
intangible appearance which changes mood under different light conditions.
The beauty of this nacre has endeared the South Sea pearl to jewelry
connoisseurs over the centuries.
The South Sea pearl is also
famous for the relatively large sizes of the pearls, and the variety of
unique and desirable shapes often found. These pearls come in a variety of
colors - from white through silver, and from cream through yellow to deep
gold. The pearls may also display a lovely "overtone" of a different color
such as pink, blue, or green. On very rare occasions a very dark blue pearl
may be found which can be described as a "black" pearl.