Large Rare American Natural Pearl, Unio species, Mississippi Pearl. Estimate US$ 20,000 – 30,000 (€16,000 – 24,000). Photo Bonhams.
The exceptional luster of this natural freshwater river pearl renders it an outstanding offering. A pink and green orient can be seen hovering over the fine white body color of the exquisite baroque shape, undrilled.
Weighing approximately 29.97 carats and measuring 23.48 x 17.92 x 8.85mm
Accompanied by a Gemological Institute of America certificate stating that the 29.97 carats pearl is a natural freshwater pearl with no indications of treatment.
Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY, 23 Nov 2014 10:00 PST – LOS ANGELES