|Pair of Earrings with Natural Basra Pearls and old Mine cut Diamonds (Golconda) in 18K Gold.
‘Golconda’ is a name used within the Jewellery world to denote the world’s finest diamonds. India has been described as a source of diamonds from antiquity onwards. Most famous was the historic kingdom of Golconda (1347-1687), which is currently in Hyderabad, Telangana in India. Three visual characteristics that define the beauty of Golconda diamonds: A high degree of limpidity (crystal), an ultra-whiteness and a blue afterglow that appears in natural daylight, which the connoisseurs call that the water captured in the Golcondas. For connoisseurs, the Golconda diamonds that retain their original cuts are the most coveted. Since the stones may have been mined hundreds of years ago, many exhibit the slightly less than precise cutting styles that were common prior to this century.
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.
Diamonds: 14.33 cts. (Colour G-H, Clarity VVS-VS)
Basra Pearls: 59.75 cts.
Gross Weight: 41.24 gms.