Non-Cultured Baroque Pearl for Sale
I am selling a lovely 3.75 carat non-cultured baroque pearl from the Persian Gulf.
Natural Saltwater Baroque 3.75 Carat Pearl
A semi-baroque light cream to cream colored drop-shaped natural pearl, having slightly pinkish overtones and very good luster, suitable for mounting as a pendant, undrilled.
Weighing approximately 3.75 carats and measuring 11.12 x 8.12 x 6.20 mm.
Accompanied by a gemological report #08/1723 from The Gem & Pearl Testing Laboratory of Bahrain dated January 7, 2008 stating that the pearl is natural.
Pearl dealers, traders and financiers were known as Al Towashoon. Every day during the diving season, traders gathered at the pearl diving grounds and also along the coast at Shindagha and Jumeira to select their merchandise straight from the dhows. Small dealers then resold to larger Tawashoon in their majlises.
The price of a pearl was governed by its colour, size and shape. They were weighed against stones of varing sizes (mithgal and half mithgal using tools for grading (Al Toos and Al Ghrabeel).
The Persian Gulf is nearly 600 miles long, with an average width of somewhat more than 100 miles. The Strait of Ormus--thirty to sixty miles wide--connects it with the Gulf of Oman, which opens directly into the Arabian Sea. The depth of water rarely exceeds thirty fathoms. Oyster-reefs are well distributed throughout the gulf, and are in greatest abundance on the Arab side between the 24th and 27th degrees of north latitude and the 50the and 54th degrees of east longitude, at a distance of from a few hundred yard to sixty miles from the shore, and especially in the vicinity of the Bahrein (Bahrain) Islands. The oysters are scattered over level areas of coral rock and sand, with depths ranging from two to eighteen fathoms. The divers rarely descend in deeper water than twelve fathoms, notwithstanding that valuable pearls are apparently obtainable at greater depths.
View a natural Persian Gulf pearl necklace sold at Bonhams.
See more of my non-cultured baroque pearl jewelry here.