925 Sterling Silver Black Pearl CZ Earrings
According to a famous legend, Cleopatra wanted to prove to Mark Anthony that she could host the most expensive dinner in history. Cleopatra was known to have owned two of the world’s largest pearls at the time which she wore as earrings. She instructed her servants to bring her potent vinegar and then dropped one of the pearls into the vinegar, dissolving it. She continued to drink what can be dubbed as the world’s most expensive cocktail. Needless to say, the Queen of Egypt won the bet.
Pearls are the only jewels created by a living animal. A natural pearl of value is found in less than 1 in every 10,000 wild oysters. All pearl oysters are born male and transform into females at around three years of age. There are three major types of saltwater cultured pearls: Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea.
The world’s most expensive pearl was kept under the bed as a good luck charm for ten years before officials unearthed it in 2016 when the house it was in burned down. A fisherman discovered the pearl off the coast of the Philippines inside a giant clam. Why is this pearl valued at $100 million? Measuring in at 26 inches long and weighing nearly 75 pounds, it is the largest pearl that is known to exist.
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Length: 34.4 mm (1.34 inches)
Gem Type: Black Pearl
Pearl Type: Freshwater Tahitian
Pearl Size: 9.5 mm
Pearl Creation: Culture
Gem Type: Cubic Zirconia (CZ)
CZ Quantity: 72
Gem Color: White