Tahitian pearl & chocolate brown diamonds (Sold!))
Tahitian pearl and natural chocolate brown diamond necklace.
Tahitian pearls colours can vary from deep black, grey and white (from albino molluscs) to rare grass green. Our Tahiti pearl necklace has different shades.
Like South Sea pearls, Tahitian pearls are saltwater pearls and are generally bigger than traditional Chinese freshwater pearls. The Tahitian pearl can also only be cultured one pearl at a time per mullosc.
Contrary to what the name might suggest, Tahiti isn’t the place where these pearls originate from. Tahitian pearls are produced in the coastal areas surrounding the French Polynesian islands.
The flowerbead and lock are made in 18k red and yellow gold. Both have chocolate brown diamonds. The back of the flower bead has a sun pattern.
The textures in the gold are made by melting the gold. It takes a deft hand on the torch to get the desired results. It produces a ridged or ripply surface through controlled heating. The ridges are more pronounced than any other surface treatment. You can never get the same result twice, so a piece is always unique.
There are 38 pearls in this necklace from 9.5mm to 11.4mm
The red and yellowgold flower is about 19mm
The flower has a 0.50ct Hearts & Arrows cut natural chocolate brown diamond
The lock has 2 chocolate brown diamonds: 0.12ct
The neclace has a total of 0.62ct diamonds
Length necklace 46.5cm
The last photo was taken with another pearl necklace, this Tahitian pearl necklace has since sold.
One of a kind!