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14k Yellow Gold White 9-10mm South Sea Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace , 18"

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Product Specifications

Jewelry Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Collection
Material Pearl
Length 18 inches
Chain rope-chain
Clasp Spring ring
Total metal weight 0.47 Grams
Model number SSP9010
Metal Information

Yellow Gold
Metal Yellow gold
Metal stamp 14k
Metal Weight 0.47 Grams
Pearl Information

South Sea Cultured Pearl
Number of pearls 1
Surface markings and blemishes Very lightly blemished
Shape Round
Uniformity Good to very good
Luster Medium luster
Minimum color Silver white
Stringing Method Not strung
Pearl type South sea cultured
Packaging Information
Package Deluxe Medium Box

Product Description

A single pearl is elegant, understated, and absolutely timeless. The perfect complement to any outfit, this pendant highlights a genuine white South Sea cultured pearl, with a diameter of between 9 and 10mm, mounted in a setting of 14 karat yellow gold. The pearl displays a beautiful high luster with only very slight surface markings. This pendant comes complete with an 18-inch light rope chain. Enjoy it with the chain provided, or add a different gold chain of your choice.

The rare and exquisite South Sea pearl is a gem of exceptional beauty. South Sea pearls are cultivated inside the white-lipped variety of the pinctada maxima oyster. Grown and nurtured in the northern waters of Australia, the Philippines, and Indonesia, these oysters produce large round pearls with an unusually thick nacre, a high luster, and a distinctive silvery-white color. Because the process is time consuming (requiring at least two years for a single pearl) and because the oysters are highly sensitive to cultivation, South Sea pearls are rare and quite valuable. Noted for their size, smoothness, and lovely round shape, South Sea pearls make an extraordinary gift.

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South Sea Cultured Pearls

South Sea pearls are primarily cultured in the northern waters of Australia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. They are either white or black with silver overtones. Because of their size and high lustre, and the sensitivity of the oyster to culturing, they are quite valuable and rare. They average from 11-13mm, but can even be found as large as 20mm. The oyster that produces these pearls is considerably larger than those that produce Akoya pearls, and is extremely sensitive to the cultivation process. Gathering acceptable South Sea cultured pearls from these oysters is difficult, and makes them more expensive than Akoyas.


Pearls are produced naturally in the body of salt and freshwater mollusks, such as oysters and mussels. When these animals sense an irritant, such as a grain of sand, they produce a soft coating of calcium carbonate substance around it. The result is a pearl. Because perfectly round, naturally produced pearls are so rare, a process known as cultivation was developed by Kokichi Mikimoto in the early 1900s. A small bead of polished shell, the nucleus, is used as an irritant and delicately inserted into the mantle of a mollusk. It takes approximately 20-24 months of intensive husbandry to cultivate a saltwater pearl and somewhat less time to cultivate freshwater pearls. The harvest usually takes place during the months of June and September.


Mollusks produce pearls in a variety of colors, accommodating most personal preferences and budgets. The general color of a pearl is also known as the body color. Pearls typically range from white, cream, and yellow to pink, silver, or black. An overtone of secondary color is sometimes seen. For instance, a pearl may appear to be white, but upon closer inspection a rosy hue is detected. The body color would then be termed white-rosé. Color variation does not affect the quality of the pearl, though it should be noted that color matching is important when choosing pearls for some necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. In fashion jewelry, pearls can sometimes be dyed to achieve the desired color, which should be mentioned in the product description or specifications.


The appealing, deep shine of a pearl is often what defines its beauty. This shine is produced by multiple layers of semi-opaque calcium carbonate crystals, called nacre. The nacre reflects light on the surface of the pearl, producing brilliance and sheen. Lustre is an integral feature in determining the quality of a pearl. Large pearls have a thicker nacre and, therefore, a higher lustre. When comparing a small Freshwater pearl to a large South Sea pearl, the difference is clearly visible to the untrained eye and should be considered when purchasing pearls.


While pearls come in many different shapes, the rarest and highest-quality are round. Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea oysters tend to produce the roundest pearls, while those of Freshwater mollusks can be oval to slightly off-round. When considering a pearl purchase, whether it be a necklace, bracelet, or earrings, look for consistency in the shapes of the pearls. Many of the less symmetrical shapes are used in stylish jewelry which can be quite beautiful: the drop pearl's shape lends well to earrings, and the baroque pearl features irregular shapes that work well as necklace accents. In addition, a half sphere pearl called a "mabe" is often used in earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.


An oyster's particular type and size has a direct effect on how large the pearl it produces will be, and pearls do come in a wide range of sizes. Round pearls are measured according to their diameter, while baroque pearls are measured by their length and width. A pearl's size does not necessarily affect its quality, but it does affect its price. Large, round pearls are rare and their lustre is usually high--this beautiful combination of traits is often reflected in the cost of such pearls.

Average pearl sizes (in diameter):

Akoya: 6-8mm

Freshwater: 5-6.5mm

South Sea: 11-13mm

Tahitian: 11-12mm

Keshi: 4-10mm

Surface Markings

Often when an oyster creates a pearl, the nacre does not develop smoothly. The surface of a pearl is judged by how many marks are visible in the nacre. These imperfections can be small and unnoticeable or quite large and distinct. Like diamonds, pearls are rarely flawless. However, high lustre or the way pearls are strung and set can help conceal surface markings.


Proper care of pearls is not difficult if you remember that they are organic and produced by a living thing. Pearls are soft and delicate, but when cared for with common sense, they will maintain their lustre for centuries. The pearls should not come in contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume, chlorinated water, or other harsh chemicals. To keep them clean, let them be the last item put on when dressing, and the first item taken off at the end of an evening. The best way to maintain their lustre is to wear the pearls often, and wipe them down with a soft cloth afterward--pearls absorb the oils from skin, which helps keep them moist. Pearls should be stored in a cloth pouch or jewelry bag, separated from other jewelry to prevent nicks or chipping. Periodically, pearl strands should be restrung since the silk thread used to tie the pearls together breaks down over time.

  • ASIN: B002OL1DN6
  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 3 x 0.4 inches; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • Item model number: SSP9010
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,645 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mibon Mike on March 15, 2010
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    This South Sea Pearl was more than met my expectations. It turned out better than described. The only fault, if it is a fault, I would have liked a longer chain. Another 6 inches would have been perfect. However, for the money, it was a real deal. I am well satisfied with the pendant. I would recommend this pendant to anyone who wanted a quality pearl at a great price.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Beulah60 on October 24, 2010
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    This is a pretty necklace and the pearl is large enough to notice, although mine was only 8 mm (I sized it with a professional gauge), rather than the 9 or 10 mm it was supposed to be. The chain is very thin and the pearl has a noticeable blemish. Nowhere on the box, tag or bag does it say that this is a South Sea Pearl. It only says that on the receipt from Amazon. That was the only reason I bought it. It does have a tag that states GSI Made in China. Wish I hadn't bought it now. I paid $108.00 for it. I believe I will send it back.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Martin on November 1, 2010
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    This pearl was not of 'great price', and I think that you get what can be expected for the 99$. The pearl itself is beautiful. The prong attached to the pearl is quite plain and had a rough edge in one spot. The chain is very thin, thinner than what it looked like in the picture. Still I paid just 99$ and I am pleased enough.
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