Luscious South Sea pearl drops hanging from a pair of 18ct yellow gold 'huggies' which are set with 12 small 0.02 ct GVS diamonds each. The cultured South Sea pearls are set on a pair of 18ct yellow gold removable posts. These gem quality cultured south sea pearl drops are 10 mm approximately in diameter.
These versatile earrings can be worn with or without the pearl, and are perfect for the essential "Go to" earrings.
The Pearl diameter is 10 mm approximately, the earring "huggy" circumference is 1.65 cm and the overall length of earrings is 2. 8 cm.
South Sea pearls are produced in White lipped, Silver lipped and Gold lipped oysters that inhabit the waters of Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Burma.
South Sea pearls are mainly 10 mm in diameter although they can be well over 20 mm.
White and silver lipped oysters birth pearls that are mainly white in colour with a range of overtones from silver to pale pink, whereas gold lipped oysters will create pearls that go from a light gold hue to a deep orange gold hue.
Always choose the pearls with the deepest lustre within the budget set, if necessary compromising on size and surface perfection, as it is the lustre which will light up the wearer’s face and will therefore be most flattering. All the pearls we use in Coleman Douglas Pearls jewellery are individually chosen for their lustre.
The nacre can start from 1 mm and is usually 2.5 mm thick. The thicker the nacre is, the longer the pearls will last, and usually the better their lustre will be.