Tahitian Pearl & Diamond Lever Hook Earrings | 18 ct White Gold

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A classic pair of 18ct White Gold Tahitian Cultured Pearl and Diamond lever hook earrings, featuring 9.8mm round natural colour Tahitian pearls,grain set with 22 brilliant cut Diamonds TDW 0.18cts .




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BrandPearl Gallery
StyleVintage
Pearl TypeTahitian
SpeciesPinctada Margaritifera
Pearl origin French Polynesia
Pearl ColourPeacock Black
Pearl ShapeRound
Pearl GradeAAA
Pearl Size9.5 to 10.0mm
GemstoneDiamond
Carat0.180
Precious Metal18ct White Gold
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Tahitian Pearls

The lustrous iridescence of Tahitian pearls is unmistakable and their beauty undeniable. Our stunning range of jewellery utilises these black pearls' unique natural tones.

Origin

Lost in the middle of the Pacific, the glorious atolls of French Polynesia are home to the farms that produce the majority of Tahitian Cultured Pearls.

French Polynesia

The region covers an area in excess of 4000 square kilometres, larger than Western Europe, which includes 118 individual islands split into several island groups. The main island of Tahiti, known as the “Big Island”, does not itself produce Tahitian Pearl. Instead the production is scattered amongst the outlying island, it is said that the best pearls come from the remotest islands.

Raiatea, French Polynesia
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Tahitian Pearl Grading

Pearls, being products of organic nature like ourselves, vary greatly in their finish and appearance. In order to make sense of the variance of quality coming on to the market, grading systems have been introduced to try and create some order and regularity for buyers.

Lustre

Lustre is the quality of reflected light from the pearl, and is generally thought of as its shine or brightness. The thicker the layers of nacre that build on a pearl, the deeper the lustre and more attractive the pearl will appear.

Surface Quality


Surface quality relates to the presence of imperfections, pits or blobs on the face of the pearl. Total absence of any imperfection is the ideal standard.

Shape

As a rule, a perfect round shape is considered most desirable. Shapes can deviate from perfect round by many degrees, with each degree reducing the perceived value of the pearl. The antithesis of the round pearl is the semi baroque or baroque pearl with its free form outline. The exception to the above is that of perfect pear or drop shapes which are highly desirable as matched pairs for earrings. It must also be remembered that while commercially not as valuable, some adore the organic, individuality of baroque or semi baroque pearls.

Tahitian pearl shapes
Tahitian pearl colours

Colours


Colour in pearls is a matter of either pure body colour or overtones of body colours.
In non-white pearls such as Tahitian and Gold South Sea Pearls, the strength of colour is seen as a positive value factor.
While with white Akoya pearls the overtone tint of the pearl-most often pinky white, is considered to be the most attractive. It must be remembered however, that the wearers own skin tone and personal taste will have the ultimate judgement on colour choice.

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Tahitian Pearl Sizes

Tahitian pearls generally range in size from as small as 8mm to as large as 16mm. Pearls below 10mm are typically considered small in size. 10mm until 12mm are generally the more popular sizes selected for necklaces,

Grading System

Unfortunately, there is no one standardised system for pearl grading, however the trade has generally adopted a system of appellation based on using the letter 'A', very much as the hotel trade uses stars to represent quality of accommodation. This has resulted in some using 'AAA' as their top grading while other use 'AAAAA' as theirs, so the situation can be somewhat confusing. To make matters more complicated the Tahitian pearl farmers use a system of 'A-D', with 'A' being the highest grade.

For simplicity at Pearl Gallery we have decided to unify our systems as 'A-AAA', with between grades marked as '+', so for example 'AA+' is between 'AA' and 'AAA', with 'AAA' being our top grade.

A AA AA+ AAA
Info The lowest grade Tahitian pearls.
(Not Sold at Pearl Gallery)
Pearls in this category should be considered as a basic commercial quality grade.
(Not Sold at Pearl Gallery)
This category represents pearls of good commercial quality. This is the top grading and represents the best quality and accounts for a very small percentage of production.
Surface Obvious imperfections over two thirds of their surface, of which a fifth could be deep flaws. Two fifths of its surface area should be clean, with the remaining area likely to display imperfections from minor to obvious. Free from imperfections over four fifths of their surface, with the remaining displaying only minor blemishes-very few being obvious. Almost totally clean and free from blemishes, with any minor markings in close proximity to one another.
Lustre Poor Average High Very High
Earring Box Presentation

Presentation

All our pearl Earrings are beautifully packaged in a presentation box, which is sent discretely with no external indications of the contents value.

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