Perfectly suited for a creative gold/ silversmith, or as a gift. I KINDLY REQUEST THAT YOU READ THE ITEM DESCRIPTION AND MY CONDITIONS VERY CAREFULLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT LATER ON. All photos are enlarged digital images of the pearls offered. They show far more detail than is seen by the naked eye.
Colours may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings. Certificate of Authenticity: you can request a Certificate of Authenticity by an INDEPENDENT qualified Gemmologist (cost is AUD40). TAHITIAN CULTURED PEARL BACKGROUND INFO: When a foreign object is introduced into the body of an oyster or mollusc, the organism produces a soft coating of calcium carbonate (nacre) around it, creating a pearl. The pearl cultivators/farmers insert a ball made out of the Mississippi mussel shell into the organisms to create cultured pearls. TAHITIAN PEARLS have a unique dark colour.The colour range is enormous and caters to different tastes: nearly black, grey, green, brown, silver. All of these can have a secondary colour of pinkish, burgundy (peacock), honey, bluish! These colours cannot be controlled in the farming process. The pearls, ranging mainly from 9 mm to 16 mm, with some larger pearls up to 18mm (extremely rare), are farmed on the volcanic atolls and reefs of Tahiti. They are mostly round or oval/drop in shape and have a rich, high lustre. Tahitian cultured pearls tend to cost more than other types of pearls based on their scarcity and unique look.
Not to be confused with FRESHWATER PEARLS which originate in the freshwater lakes and rivers of China. These range in size between 2 mm and 13 mm, are available in all shapes, have low to medium lustre and are treated-dyed into all colours according to fashion trends. MY TRADING POLICY: I adhere to the Jewellers Association of Australia: "Jewellery Industry Code of Conduct". The item "TAHITIAN BLACK 12.2mm!PEARLS PAIR 100% UNTREATED UNDRILLED +CERT AVAILABLE" is in sale since Wednesday, May 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Earrings". The seller is "pearloysterau" and is located in Melbourne, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.