10k white gold black tahitian cultured pearl with diamond accent pendant necklace 1,25 cttw, h i color, i2-i3 clarity, 17 inci
My Associates StoreShopping CartProduct Details10k White Gold Black Tahitian Cultured Pearlwith Diamond Accent Pendant Necklace (1/10cttw, H-I Color, I2-I3 Clarity), 17"From Amazon Curated CollectionListPrice:$655.00Price:$216.00 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.DetailsAvailability: Usually ships in 24 hoursShips from and sold by Amazon.comAverage customer review:(29 customer reviews)Product Details Color: black Brand: Amazon Curated Collection Model: FC00PE-ZAGPFeatures Black 9.5-10.0mm Tahitian pearl pendant Includes diamond accents Made in China
Editorial ReviewsAmazon.comThe unmatched class and sophistication of Tahitian pearls make a ravishing statement on the 10kWhite Gold Black Tahitian Pearl with Diamond Accent Pendant. Resting from an elegant 18-inch rope chain is a large 9.5-10mm black Tahitian pearl. The pearl contains a breathtaking cleanfinish and high luster that is emphasized by a ribbon of round-shaped white diamonds that wraparound the pearl, holding it in place. This pendant will find a special place in your accessorycollection for years to come.About Tahitian Cultured PearlsThe natural black color of the Tahitian pearl comes from the black-lipped variety of the pinctadamaxima oyster. These oysters are farmed on the volcanic atolls of Tahiti, where the mixture ofnutrient-rich ocean water mixes with warm lagoons creating an ideal environment for them--andthe only place where Tahitian pearls can be found. Like the South Sea pearl oyster, the blacklipped pinctada maxima is sensitive to the cultivation process, making the Tahitian pearl rare andexpensive. Though they are, on average, slightly smaller than the South Sea pearl, Tahitianpearls are larger than Akoyas and their black color adds a dramatic touch.CultivationPearls are produced naturally in the body of salt and freshwater mollusks, such as oysters andmussels. When these animals sense an irritant, such as a grain of sand, they produce a softcoating of calcium carbonate substance around it. The result is a pearl. Because perfectly round,naturally produced pearls are so rare, a process known as cultivation was developed by KokichiMikimoto in the early 1900s. A small bead of polished shell, the nucleus, is used as an irritantand delicately inserted into the mantle of a mollusk. It takes approximately 20-24 months ofintensive husbandry to cultivate a saltwater pearl and somewhat less time to cultivate freshwaterpearls. The harvest usually takes place during the months of June and September.ColorMollusks produce pearls in a variety of colors, accommodating most personal preferences andbudgets. The general color of a pearl is also known as the body color. Pearls typically range fromwhite, cream, and yellow to pink, silver, or black. An overtone of secondary color is sometimesseen. For instance, a pearl may appear to be white, but upon closer inspection a rosy hue is
detected. The body color would then be termed white-rosé. Color variation does not affect thequality of the pearl, though it should be noted that color matching is important when choosingpearls for some necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. In fashion jewelry, pearls can sometimes bedyed to achieve the desired color, which should be mentioned in the product description orspecifications.LustreThe appealing, deep shine of a pearl is often what defines its beauty. This shine is produced bymultiple layers of semi-opaque calcium carbonate crystals, called nacre. The nacre reflects lighton the surface of the pearl, producing brilliance and sheen. Lustre is an integral feature indetermining the quality of a pearl. Large pearls have a thicker nacre and, therefore, a higherlustre. When comparing a small Freshwater pearl to a large South Sea pearl, the difference isclearly visible to the untrained eye and should be considered when purchasing pearls.ShapeWhile pearls come in many different shapes, the rare st andhighest-quality are round. Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea oysters tend to produce the roundestpearls, while those of Freshwater mollusks can be oval to slightly off-round. When considering apearl purchase, whether it be a necklace, bracelet, or earrings, look for consistency in the shapesof the pearls. Many of the less symmetrical shapes are used in stylish jewelry which can be quitebeautiful: the drop pearl’s shape lends well to earrings, and the baroque pearl features irregularshapes that work well as necklace accents. In addition, a half sphere pearl called a “mabe” isoften used in earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.SizeAn oyster’s particular type and size has a direct effect on how large the pearl it produces will be,and pearls do come in a wide range of sizes. Round pearls are measured according to theirdiameter, while baroque pearls are measured by their length and width. A pearl’s size does notnecessarily affect its quality, but it does affect its price. Large, round pearls are rare and theirlustre is usually high--this beautiful combination of traits is often reflected in the cost of suchpearls.Average pearl sizes (in diameter):Akoya: 6-8mmFreshwater: 5-6.5mmSouth sea: 11-13mmTahitian: 11-12mm
Keshi: 4-10mmSurface MarkingsOften when an oyster creates a pearl, the nacre d oes notdevelop smoothly. The surface of a pearl is judged by how many marks are visible in the nacre. Theseimperfections can be small and unnoticeable or quite large and distinct. Like diamonds, pearls are rarelyflawless. However, high lustre or the way pearls are strung and set can help conceal surface markings.CareProper care of pearls is not difficult if you remember that they are organic and produced by a livingthing. Pearls are soft and delicate, but when cared for with common sense, they will maintain theirlustre for centuries. The pearls should not come in contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume,chlorinated water, or other harsh chemicals. To keep them clean, let them be the last item put on whendressing, and the first item taken off at the end of an evening. The best way to maintain their lustre is towear the pearls often, and wipe them down with a soft cloth afterward--pearls absorb the oils from skin,which helps keep them moist. Pearls should be stored in a cloth pouch or jewelry bag, separated fromother jewelry to prevent nicks or chipping. Periodically, pearl strands should be restrung since the silkthread used to tie the pearls together breaks down over time.Learn More About Pearl Jewelry: Visit our Education GuideThe Amazon Curated CollectionDiscover the Amazon Curated Collection of fine and fashion jewelry. The expansive selection ofhigh-quality jewelry featured in the Amazon Curated Collection offers everyday values thatrange from precious gemstone and diamond pieces to the latest fashion designs.
This hand-selected assortment features an array of diamond, gemstone and precious metaldesigns that receive a quality inspection, including from Amazon’s staff graduate gemologist, toensure they meet Amazon’s high standards. All diamonds featured in the Amazon CuratedCollection are certified by our suppliers to be conflict free, and IGI, GIA, or AGS certificationsare provided on white diamonds of .75 carats or larger on all stud earrings, rings, and pendantnecklaces.Pieces from the Amazon Curated Collection come packaged in a custom box, making themwonderful gifts. In addition, we offer free one-day shipping within the continental US on itemsover $500. International shipping options for friends and family overseas are available for anadditional fee.The Amazon Curated Collection offers a specialized customer service team that is availableseven days a week to answer any product questions before, during or after the purchase. If you’renot satisfied for any reason, you will receive a full refund and free return shipping within the USif you return your purchase within 30 days.Find a special gift for a loved one or a beautiful piece that complements your personal style withjewelry from the Amazon Curated Collection.Customer ReviewsMost helpful customer reviews32 of 36 people found the following review helpful.Made in China Less Than ExpectedBy binghamNot being a frequent Amazon shopper, but willing to do the occasionaly purchase, I purchasedthis product for my wife for Christmas. The product was packaged well for shipping fromAmazon and thats the best feedback. The necklace was in a small plastic bag with the chaintwisted and stuck to the "Made In China" sticker in the plastic bag. While it wasnt that difficultto unravel, when you manipulate any small necklace chain, it can be a challange not to break orbend it. Obviously im glad i inspected the package because the Made In China sticker was a realput off in terms of presentation. I dont mind it being made there, but i would rather it be on thebox not attached to the product with a sticky wrap around lable. Be aware that the picturepresentation on the Amazon web site makes the product "appear" much bolder, larger andbrighter than it does in hand. While not quite requiring a magnifying glass to see, the diamondaccents are not impressively visible as they are made to appear on the web site. While theproduct states "Tahitian Pearl", i suspect its actually a metal ball although this was myimpression based on the "ping" sound it made when i was manipulating it on a dresser to ready itfor presentation in the box. I believe the product is very overpriced for the value received butothers may have differing opinions. The bottom line is this is not a piece of jewelry that you willwant to purchase to impress that special someone, but it can serve as an ensemble piece or smallgift.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.Its a nice pendant, but chain is terribleBy tben8336I got this for my girlfriend for Christmas. She loved it at first, but eventually the chain broke(snapped). She took it to a jewelry store to fix it and the lady there said that it was a display chainand was not meant to be worn. We had to buy a stronger chain. Other than that, its a nicependant.10 of 12 people found the following review helpful.No good!By HubbyI will not buy jewelry online anymore. The picture definately sold me on this item, but it doesntlook the same in person. It looks cheap and fake. I have gone to local jewelry shops and gottenway more bang for my buck. I am now off to buy something else to go along with this piece so Idont feel bad for giving this as a Christmas gift.See all 29 customer reviews...My Associates Store | Shopping Cart Browse by Categoryhome & kitchenshoesdresswedge sandalsbikesFashion Hoodies & Sweatshirtsjewelery 1 Similar Items10k White Gold Black Tahitian Cu...$284.00
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