DescriptionTourmaline, Cultured Pearl, Gold Earrings, Patricia Makena
The earrings feature oval-shaped rubellite tourmaline cabochons measuring 15.90 x 11.72 x 3.62 mm and 16.30 x 12.00 x 3.47 mm and weighing a total of approximately 11.45 carats, enhanced by round and oval-shaped tourmaline cabochons weighing a total of approximately 3.60 carats, accented by cultured half-pearls, set in 14k gold. Gross weight 9.10 grams.
Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 1/2 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears
Designer: Patricia Makena
Gem Type: Tourmaline
Gem Average Clarity: Good
Gem Shape: Oval-shaped Cabochon, Cabochon
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Very Good
Pearl Type: Akoya
Pearl Surface: Slightly Blemished
Pearl Shape: Near Round
Pearl Color: White
Pearl Overtone: Rose
Pearl Luster: Fair
Pearl Count: 2
Pearl Size: 4.17 - 5.82 mm
Notes: Marked: 14K. Completed by posts and friction backs. The top of the earring is articulated. Piece is not marked but is attributed to Patricia Makena.
Patricia Makena: Patricia Makena began her artistic career as a sculptor and painter, incorporating crushed pearls and diamonds into her seascapes for a transient effect. Her designs contain precious and semi-precious stones set in 18k gold and reflect the vibrant colors and pure beauty of nature. Her collections are inspired by the dramatic scenery of her design studio in Maui, Hawaii.
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