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Perla De Mar - Vintage 14K Gold Cultured South Sea White Pearl Earrings. These lovely earrings are crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K. Featuring 2 genuine South Sea saltwater pearls, classic styling, and quality gold-work. The surmounts on these earrings are comfortable shepherd hooks for pierced ears. Dangling from the surmounts are two beautiful lustrous white pearls with a slight pink overtone. The pearls have a decorative cap for added security and beauty. These Vintage earrings are perfect for day or night, truly a wonderful gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
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
South Sea pearls are cultured using a large, white-lipped oyster, hand-selected from the waters of the South Pacific. The oyster is about twice the size of the Akoya pearl oyster and produces much larger pearls. These luxurious pearls are cultured in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Japan and Thailand.
Measurements: 28.00 mm x 10.00 mm
Stone Size: Pearl 12.00 - 10.00 mm
Weight: 4.60 grams
Origin: Asia Pearls: South Seas
Date: Circa 1980