A beautiful pearl pendant, hand made using solid 18 gold, natural gemstones and a rare cultured pearl from the Sea of Cortez.
The pendant features a semi-baroque silver-blue pearl, suspended beneath a pink sapphire gemstone, blue apatite and solid 18 carat gold beads.
The piece is fitted with an 18 carat gold enhancer bail which is hinged to allow the bail to be opened and hung on a row of beads or pearls as well as on a gold chain.
The pearl has superb rainbow orient and highest mirror lustre, with silky smooth skin and deep, lustrous iridescence, and is among the rarest of cultured pearls in the world.
The pendant measures 29mm. (1.2 inches) in length, and the pearl is 9.4mm. by 10.2mm.
Sea of Cortez pearls are among the most exquisite and rare cultured pearls you will ever find. Highest mirror metallic lustre with the most beautiful iridescent rainbow over-glow. With very, very thick glowing nacre.
Cortez pearls are like no other pearls in the world. The orient of ever-changing colours is absolutely superb.
Amazing, 100% natural colours, and the pearls are not treated in any way at all. After harvest, they are simply soaked in water and pat dried. It is extremely rare to find Sea of Cortez pearls larger than 10mm. Compared to other species, the oyster is very small.
Sea of Cortez Pearls are produced in Mexico’s Gulf of California: Bacochibampo Bay, Guaymas, Sonora.
The only marine cultured pearl farm in the Western hemisphere is a medium-sized farm with a yearly output of 3 - 4 kg. of cultured pearls, and 5 thousand mabé pearls.
Treatments: The pearls are untreated. After harvest, pearls are soaked in water and pat dried.
The Sea of Cortez Pearl (or Cortez Pearl) is the only pearl in the gem industry that completely qualifies under the Fair Trade Gems protocols.
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