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Exotic Seas - Vintage 14K Gold Cultured Australian South Sea Black Pearl Earrings. These gorgeous earrings are crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K. Featuring 6 genuine cultured Australian South Sea black pearls, classic styling, and quality gold-work. The surmounts are secure French lever backs for pierced ears. Suspended from the surmounts is a gold ball with a black pearl, with two more drops of the same dangle design. The articulated triple drop allows the earrings to have wonderful movement and swing. The Vintage earrings look stunning when worn, so dramatic and feminine, truly versatile earrings that can be worn day or night.
Note: Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. ... According to legend, Cleopatra crushed a pearl into a glass of wine to prove to Marc Antony that she could give the most expensive dinner in history.
The most revered and highly prized pearl in the world, The Australian South Sea Pearl is cultured in the Pinctada maxima oyster from the pristine coastal waters of northern Western Australia. ... They range in size from 9mm to 20mm, however pearls over 16mm are rare.
Measurements: 62.00 mm x 9.00 mm
Stone Size: Pearl 9.00 mm
Weight: 7.40 grams
Origin: Asia Pearls: Australian South Seas
Date: Circa 1980