Tahitian Black Pearl Pendant with Diamond Insert
Scholarship Auction 2013
Item: Tahitian Black Pearl Pendant with a Diamond Insert
Pearl size: 12.45 mm
Diamond size: approximately .07 carat
Yellow gold: 18K
Thanks to the generosity of a loyal friend of HPA and the dedicated and patient search over the last 12 months by Heimata Hall ’97 who lives on Moorea and manages Island Fashion Black Pearls, founded by his father, Ron Hall, we are privileged to present an extraordinary and exquisite pendant featuring a large rare round pearl measuring 12.45 mm, mounted on 18k yellow gold with a diamond insert measuring 2.5 mm with a weight of approximately .07 carat. The pearl has a rating of “high luster.” The pendant is presented on an enhancer of fresh water pearls. The enhancer may be kept by the buyer.
The pearl comes from the Tuamotu Archipelago and more specifically from the turquoise-blue waters of Rangiroa, legendary for its beautiful lagoon and the multiple shades of color of its pearls. Black pearls represent eighteen months of growth compared to six months for white pearls, so they have 9,000-11,000 layers of nacre compared to 600-900 for Japanese white pearls. They come in eighteen different shapes and forms. Only 3-5% are round. They are produced genetically and come in thirteen different colors or combination of colors.
This pearl would be a very special present for your loved one and an heirloom to pass on to future generations.
Mr. Heimata Hall ’97
Ms. Vaitiare Hall ‘06
Ron Hall’s Tahitian Pearls