GIA 1.67 ctw. Natural Quahog Pearl & Diamond Earrings in Platinum
These beautiful earrings were curated and designed by GIA Graduate Gemologist & NAJA Certified Master Appraiser, Scott Papper.
Extremely Rare Matched Pair of Natural Quahog Pearls
Accompanied by GIA Pearl Report # 2201987365
1.67 carat total weight
A.) 0.82 ct. Dark Purplish Brown and Cream, 5.56 x 3.45mm
B.) 0.85 ct. Purple, 5.52 x 3.57mm
Quahog pearls (pronounced KO-hog) are very rare, organic gems produced naturally by the bivalve clam, Venus mercenaria or Mercenaria mercenaria. Quahog pearls are found by fishermen off the eastern coast of the United States, typically in the New England region, where clams are harvested for their delicious meat for use in popular dishes such as clam chowder. It is estimated that only 1 out of every 100,000 quahog clams will produce a pearl of any kind and the majority of them are not attractive enough to be used in jewelry. Purple and lavender are considered to be the most valuable shades of quahog pearls. In 2015, a 6-plus carat lavender Quahog pearl was found by a policeman while eating a seafood soup. This pearl received national media attention and wound up selling at Kaminski Auctions for $16,500.00.
Gem Quality Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
0.48 ct. total weight
G-H color, VS2-SI1 clarity
Platinum Halo Settings
Earring diameter: 11mm
Gross weight of 4.5 grams
Butterfly closures, for pierced ears
The earrings will be accompanied by their corresponding GIA Lab Report and digital copy of an Appraisal Report, for insurance purposes.