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    Melo Melo Pearl, Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum, White Gold Pendant-Necklace
    The pendant features a melo melo pearl measuring 22.84 x 17.64 x 8.63 mm, surrounded by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.65 carat, accented by round-cut orange sapphires weighing a total of approximately 0.35 carat, set in platinum, suspended from a silk cord. Gross weight 18.50 grams.
    Pendant Dimensions: 2-15/16 inches x 1-1/4 inches
    Cord Length: 23-1/2 inches

    Melo melo is the common name for the Indian volute or bailer shell, a very large sea snail known to exist in Southeast Asia, from Burma, to Thailand and Malaysia, to the South China Sea and the Philippines. The volute produces pearls; however, the Melo melo pearl has no nacre, unlike the pearl of a pearl oyster.

    Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 76 - 100
    Gem Type: Sapphire
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Round-cut
    Gem Count: 76 - 100
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Pearl Surface: Smooth
    Pearl Shape: Freeform
    Pearl Count: 1
    Pearl Size: 22.84 x 17.64 x 8.63 mm
    Notes: Melo melo is a non-nacreous pearl. Pendant marked: 950. Cord necklace is marked : 750, completed an 18k white gold lobster claw clasp.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2015
    7th Monday
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