Rare Large Natural White Non-Nacreous Pearl—from "The Giant Clam"

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Lot 1166Y
Rare Large Natural White Non-Nacreous Pearl—from "The Giant Clam"

Sold for US$ 35,000 inc. premium
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Rare Large Natural White Non-Nacreous Pearl—from "The Giant Clam"
Tridacna gigas
Saltwaters near Vietnam

A luminescent white non-nacreous natural pearl, which possesses an extremely symmetrical egg-form shape as well as a very fine flame structure on its porcelaneous surface.
Weighing approximately 32.45 carats and measuring 14.56 – 14.57 x 20.76 mm

Accompanied by an SSEF report (Schweizerisches Gemmologisches Institut) no. 60804 dated 29 September 2011 stating natural non-nacreous pearl from a marine mollusk. White with a distinct to fine flame structure.

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  • Potential bidders outside of the United States who intend to import this lot are advised that permits will be required for pearls and that they may not be granted. If you are interested in this lot please contact the Natural History Department before bidding.
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Rare Large Natural White Non-Nacreous Pearl—from "The Giant Clam"
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