GIA 8.64 ct. Natural "Eyeball" Tridacna Pearl & Diamond Ring in Platinum
• 8.64 ct. Natural Tridacna Pearl (with GIA Pearl Report)
• 2.35 ctw. Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
• Darkened Platinum Setting
This beautiful ring was curated and designed by GIA Graduate Gemologist & NAJA Certified Master Appraiser, Scott Papper.
Extremely Rare 8.64 ct. Natural Tridacna Pearl
Accompanied by GIA Pearl Report # 2201324708
11.08 x 8.98mm
Natural cream color
Extremely rare, eyeball-patterned gem flame structure
Tridacna pearls are very rare, organic gems produced by the largest living bivalve mollusk from the Cardiidae family, known as the Tridacna gigas or Giant Clam. Tridacna clams can live for up to 100 years, can grow as large as 4 feet across and weigh up to 440 pounds. Natural Tridacna pearls are known for their porcelain-like white color, sometimes with beautiful flame patterning. Tridacna clams can be found in the shallow waters of the Indo-Pacific, inhabiting coral reefs. Previously, the largest pearl in history was a Tridacna pearl known as "The Pearl of Allah". The Pearl of Allah was discovered in 1934 off the Philippines' coastline. It measures 9.4 inches long, weighs approximately 14 pounds, and was valued by the San Francisco Gem Laboratory at $40,000,000.00! The record was broken in 2016 by another Tridacna pearl found in the Philippines. This massive pearl measures over 2 feet long by 1 foot wide and weighs approximately 75 pounds!
Gem Quality Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
2.35 carats total
G-H color, VS1-VS2 clarity
Darkened Platinum Setting
Ring Size 7.25
Domed, Bombé-style with exceptional pavé work
Gross weight of 12.7 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.