Quahog pearls are found in approximately 1 in 5,000 clams and jewel quality pearls are one in 500,000. This pearl is a brownish purple color and measures about 6.6 by 5.5 mm's. The diamond is an old mine cushion cut and weighs.It is about SI2 with really nice sparkle. The setting tests for 18k yellow and 14k white gold.
The ring has an old repair on the band. Current finger size is 6.25 and the ring can be re-sized to fit. Quahog pearls are non-nacreous pearls comprised of fibrous aragonite and organic matter. These pearls grow in Mercenaria mercenaria, a hard saltwater clam native to the New England coast. This species, commonly called the quahog, has a deep purple inner lip.
The shells and pearls from this clam were once a form of currency among Native Americans in the region. The antique display box shown is not included with this sale.All items I sell are vintage and most are antique. I will point out any flaws that I think are pertinent but ask questions if you are unsure. Check your restrictions before purchasing please! I show lots of detailed photos for your consideration. Please ask questions if you are unsure of my item description.
The item "Rare Antique Quahog Pearl and Old Mine Cut Diamond Ring Early 20th Century" is in sale since Thursday, February 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "sylvatis" and is located in Newport, Virginia.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.