This necklace is made of 47 natural color near round (soft baroque) Sea of Cortez pearls ranging in size from 9.1-11.1mm. The strand was assembled by Manuel Nava using what he calls “national grade” pearls (he is a huge football - soccer - fan). The pearls in this strand were collected from harvest spanning the last 7 YEARS! Manuel finished the necklace just a couple of weeks before we arrived at the Sea of Cortez pearl farm in Guaymas Mexico... and it was love-at-first-sight for me. I was so floored by the mix of colors. It is such an amazing representation of the natural colors of Sea of Cortez pearls.
The surfaces of the pearls in this strand are very clean, there are small dimples in the surfaces of a few of the pearls… but it is the range of colors that makes this strand so special... that and the fact that having personally participated in the harvest process, I can attest that a strand of this quality is EXTREMELY RARE. The finished length is 20.5″ long and currently finished with a 14K yellow gold clasp (which can be easily changed if you desire a different style or different color thread). Strands like this are very rare and it is an honor to be able to introduce a necklace such as this. To read more about Sea of Cortez pearls and our time at this independent pearl farm, please see our blog posts. http://www.kojimapearl.com/sea-of-cortez-pearl-harvest-part-i/ http://www.kojimapearl.com/sea-of-cortez-pearl-harvest-part-ii/ ID#KDN2043/KDJ47200JN15337881