|One Pair of Earrings with Natural Pearls (Basra), 24 Faceted Rose cut Diamond Rose Cuts, Briolette & Round Brilliant Cuts in 18k Gold. The Basra pearls used in this piece are over 150 years old.
While designing the piece, the tapered design of the Chandelier meant selecting different sizes and perfectly graded Basra Pearls to create the natural taper, whereby only 1 pearl of 70 qualified to be used in this design.
Basra Pearl is a highly precious variety of the natural pearl gemstone originated from the Basra region of Persian Gulf (Iraq). These pearls have featured in recorded history as far back in time as 300 BC, and finding Basra Pearls in the 21st century is close to impossible, because its not available in the Arabian Sea and has to be collected from various sources from all over the world and then matched to design a piece. In Vedic astrology, there is great “power” attributed to the Natural pearl.
Diamond Rose Cuts: 13.58 ct (Colour G-H, Clarity VVS-VS)
Natural Basra Pearls: 41.32 ct
Gross Weight: 25.05 gms