Finest Black Pearl in Europe Markets: Year 1900

Sometimes a beautiful pearl rises above all the rest...like this the finest black pearl in Europe Markets.



In 1900 there was shown in Paris one of the most important black pearls of any time, a pear-shaped pearl of forty-nine grains, of a most wonderful black color with a green sheen, as perfectly formed as though it had been turned out of a lathe; it did not terminate in a point at the small end, but was slightly flattened.

It was so beautiful an object that it almost seemed it should never be drilled for mounting. This pearl ultimately sold for more than $30,000, and it is probably the finest black pearl that has ever reached the European markets.

Pearls of Duchess of Anhalt Dessau

What is said to be the finest collection of black pearls in all Europe is that belonging to the Duchess of Anhalt Dessau, Germany. It consists of three large caskets of black pearls that have taken a century to collect. It is traditional in the family that these pearls are never to be sold except as their last possession, since they know they will always find a purchaser.

Information on this fine black pearl as recorded in 1908 by Kunz and Stevenson in "The Book of the Pearl".

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