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Rare sized extremely large South Sea pearl necklace

The Australian South Sea pearl has become world famous thanks in part to its large size and superb quality, and here is a very rare sized extremely large South Sea pearl necklace that is truly spectacular.

Normally South Sea pearls range in size from 10mm to 15mm, however these pearls graduate from 15.5mm to an incredible 17mm. While it might be easy to think that there is not much difference between a 15mm pearl and 17mm pearl, the rarity of this size of pearl makes it so difficult to find.    Not only are these South Sea pearls large, but the quality of each pearl is spectacular. With a thick nacre to each and perfectly matched in colour and lustre, this strand of South Sea pearls looks and feels amazing around the neck.

Measuring 46cm in length, the strand has been set with a golden South Sea pearl that ingeniously hides the clasp.

These pearls have been independently valued by Gem Studies Laboratory for $142,500.

We have been lucky to retail some superb quality South Sea pearls over the years, however this strand is arguably the finest that we have ever had, and you will be truly hard pressed to find a better quality strand.


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Rare sized extremely large South Sea pearl necklace. Graduating from a large 15.5mm to an incredibly rare 17mm these Australian South Sea pearls are unparalleled in quality and beauty.

 A brief history on Australia's South Sea pearls.

Australia’s South Sea pearls (Pinctada maxima) are regarded as the finest in the world for a few notable reasons. To begin with the Australia South Sea oyster is the largest and rarest of all pearl producing oysters. Thanks to this, the size of pearl produced is often over 10mm in size. Combined with the pristine waters in which the oysters are farmed, this also allows for a thick nacre to be built up over the bead.

Divers collect the wild oysters by hand in the pristine waters off north-west Australia, where they are then taken to pearl farms. From here they are nurtured in the hope that they will produce a gem quality pearl, however not every oyster will produce a pearl, and apart from rare exceptions, most will produce only one pearl at a time. Australian South Sea pearls are easily regarded as the best in the world, and once you try a strand of South Sea pearls on, it will be so easy to see why.

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