GIA 11.26 ct. Natural Quahog Pearl & Diamond Ring in Platinum
This beautiful ring was curated and designed by GIA Graduate Gemologist & NAJA Certified Master Appraiser, Scott Papper.
Extremely Rare 11.26 ct. Natural Quahog Pearl
Accompanied by GIA Pearl Report # 2215031108
12.81 x 8.92mm
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 Transitional Brilliant Cut Diamonds
2.26 ct. total weight
F-G color, VS2-SI1 clarity
Platinum Halo Setting
Ring Size 7
Gross weight of 13.8 grams
This setting was custom made for this natural pearl. It is not a stock setting.
The ring will be accompanied by its corresponding GIA Lab Report and digital copy of an Appraisal Report, for insurance purposes.