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    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
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    Gorgeous! What a pearl--- and what a setting! It will be interesting to see how high the auction ends.

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    Size: 21,23x22,98 mm - Total weight: 25 g

    Type: Necklace (More lots)
    Gender: Women
    Material: Exceptional Natural pearl MELO MELO - SSEF certified, Natural pearls, Pearls from Gastropod, Saltwater pearls, White gold
    Material Fineness: 18 kt.
    Size: 21,23x22,98 mm
    Total Weight: 25 g
    Condition: New
    Main Stone Treatment: No indication of treatments
    Surrounding Stones: Diamond
    Total carat weight surrounding stones: 0.66
    Diamond Clarity Grade: VS1 / VS2
    Diamond Colour Grade: G
    EXCEPTIONAL ONE OF A KIND & HUGE NATURAL PEARL MELO MELO WITH FANTASTICS FLAMES - NECKLACE IN 18K WHITE GOLD & DIAMONDS. CERTIFIED SSEF LAB. (Not drilled)

    Magnificent Natural Pearl MeloMelo with fantastic flames with its necklace and pendant in white gold 750/oo with Diamonds total 0.66cts.
    SSEF Laboratory certificate. For collectors or investors.

    Metal : White gold 750/oo with hallmarks
    Total weight : 25 grams
    Pearl size : 20,76x21,23x22,98 MM
    Pearl weight : 76,018cts (304,072 grains)
    Precious stones : Diamonds - approx. Total 0,66cts (G/VS)
    Pearl : Natural from marine Gastropod MeloMelo snail
    Shape : oval
    Colour : orange with a distinct flame structure
    Pearl origin : Vietnam

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    Very interesting! But I can't help be reminded of those fabulous hot air balloons that our wonderful Purr created. Maybe one of our super searching sleuths can come up with a photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyPearl View Post
    Very interesting! But I can't help be reminded of those fabulous hot air balloons that our wonderful Purr created. Maybe one of our super searching sleuths can come up with a photo.
    I remember those!
    Hot Air Balloon


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    I love Purr's hot air balloons! And this pearl is amazing... over 20mm round!!

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    Oh, my! This is quite something!! Thank you for sharing, Cees.
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    I'm thinking this is Shari-worthy. One would have to play with it.

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    The Melo Melo was not sold, the minimum bid was not reached, 2000 euro was offered.
    Saw also a pair of beautiful golden 10.5 mm pearls with blue sapphires not getting sold @ 300 Euro because the minimum was not reached.

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    I wonder what the reserve price was?

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    I know the pearl is amazing, but I can't shake the feeling I would be dangling a ping pong ball or golf ball between my breasts. I wonder if it wouldn't have been better to design an object d'art to hold that amazing pearl, rather than a necklace.

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    Definitely on the wieldy side, without a sense of balance. The pearl's flame pattern is too irregular and inconsistent to attract top dollar, and its color, while correct, is neither a 'wow.' Altogether a pass. Smart bidders!

    This does give me ideas for a perfect small conch (Blaire knows which one).
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    I dunno...I actually think it is quite spectacular, but then again I have always had a weakness for monsters...

    Sheri

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    No doubt you would rock this one, Sheri!
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    Sheri, now you could definitely rock this rock.

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    Nice , have a customer with a lovely conch In white perfect drop might make a similar setting for it.

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