GALATEA: TAHITIAN PEARL PENDANT - R.C. TURQUOISE & DIAMOND CENTER
GALATEA: TAHITIAN PEARL PENDANT - R.C. TURQUOISE & DIAMOND CENTER
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GALATEA: TAHITIAN PEARL PENDANT - R.C. TURQUOISE & DIAMOND CENTER

Regular price $2,375.00
11-11.5mm Tahitian Galatea Pearl on an 18" 14k gold chain with .20 carat center diamond set in 14K Gold. Carved to reveal the turquoise core, this exquisite pearl combines the luster of a tahitian pearl with the brilliant blue of turquoise to create a truly unique heirloom piece. 
The Galatea Pearl (U.S. Patent #7,062,940) is the world’s only cultured pearl with a colored gemstone center, carved by hand to let the color shine through. The process begins with a bead nucleus made from R.C. turquoise, synthetic red coral, amethyst or citrine. The bead nucleus is inserted into the oyster and gently placed back into the sea, where the pearl oyster will coat it with nacre (pearl). After harvesting, hand carving of the pearl allows you to see the base core beneath the nacre.