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Graduated Natural Pearl Strand - GIA

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90-1-12372

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

"Uncultured" carries a negative connotation. Not so with pearls. Growing in the wild open waters, instead of on pearl farms, natural--uncultured--pearls have survived predators and bad weather conditions before they are scooped from the sea to create lovely and lustrous jewels, such as this 18-inch beauty. Each one of these 124 graduated pearls has its own personality; no two are alike in shape or size. How wonderfully representative of you--perfectly imperfect! Accompanied by a GIA report stating: 122 saltwater pearls, 2 freshwater pearls, measuring approximately 3-5 mm. 10K gold filigree clasp.

Details

Materials:
10 Karat White Gold
Length:
18 Inch
Width:
1/8 Inch - 3/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
9.3 Grams
Period:
Edwardian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

124 Natural Pearls

Shape:
Variously Shaped
Measurements:
2.95-5.09 mm
Color:
Cream
Report Notes:
122 Saltwater Pearls, 2 Freshwater Pearls

Gem Report Number: 5212759625

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