Following, are the detailed descriptions (and prices, when available) of each of the exquisite examples of fine pearl jewelry, about which I wrote, in Part 1 (see collage, above).  The credits begin with Martin Katz’s Starfish pin (in the top left corner), and proceed clockwise, around the collage, to Shamballa Jewels’ macramé bracelet.

Martin Katz (USA) – “Bijoux de Mer - Starfish" pin, set in antiqued Sterling Silver and 18k Gold; micro-set with 276 round Diamonds (6.27cts), 237 Pink Sapphires (9.43cts), one 12.5mm black Tahitian pearl (15.17cts) and 31 graduating Cultured Pearls ranging from 2mm-6mm  / $95,000

Faraone Mennella by R.F.M.A.S. (Italy) – Triple-strand “Aspasia” necklace of 100 natural Tahitian Pearls in hues of Green and Beige, with a Gr­­een Beryl center-stone (157.5cts), set with Diamonds (1.12cts), in 18k White Gold / $151,500

Sevan Biçakçi (Turkey) 24k Gold and Sterling Silver ring, featuring a golden South Sea Pearl, set with an inversely carved ‘rose’ within the Quartz center stone, surrounded by multi-colored Diamonds / Price upon request

Todd Reed (USA) – Bracelet of Tahitian pearls “covered” in 18k Gold, set with brilliant Silver Diamonds (8.57cts) and Rough Diamonds (0.105cts) / $79,200

Scott Kay (USA) – “Unity” cocktail ring in 18k gold with pavé Diamonds (2.87cts) and a 16mm Golden Pearl / $9,500

JAR|Joel A. Rosenthal (France) – Earrings mounted in Gold and Silver, (Top) set in the center with a natural 11.54mm Light Yellow-Brown Pearl within a pavé-set Diamond frame and hoop; and (Bottom) set in the center with a cushion-cut Vivid Yellow Diamond (17cts) within a Seed Pearl-set frame and hoop / Sold at auction for $422,500

Mikimoto (Japan) – 18k rose Gold ring featuring one baby-pink 12mm Conch Pearl, adorned with Diamonds (3.71cts), and Pink Diamonds (0.99cts) / Price upon request

Arunashi (USA) – “Sea Urchin” brooch in 18k gold with Moonstone (7.98cts), 26 Diamond Briolettes (5.55cts), 1002 Diamonds (7.06cts), Stick Pearls (102.66cts), centered with one Conch Pearl (3.12cts) / $93,500

K. Brunini Jewels (USA) Objects Organique” earrings in 18k Rose Gold, with Conch Pearls, Opals, and a cascade of Seed Pearls / $17,560

Jewelmer Joillerie (Philippines) – “Tropics” ring in 18k Gold set with one Golden South Sea Pearl, and Diamonds (0.73cts) / $10,715

Lydia Courteille (France) – “Snakes” earrings in 18k Black Gold, set with Black Diamond pavé and Baroque Kasumiga Pearls / Price upon request

Victor Velyan (USA) – 24k Gold and Silver ring in Antique White Patina, with removable Golden South Sea Pearl and Diamonds (0.22cts) / $6,800

Shamballa Jewels (Denmark) – Macramé bracelet of faceted Tahitian Pearls in peacock, centered with one 10mm ball of 18kt Gold, set with pavé Black Diamonds (2.00cts) / $18,730


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