When an oyster swallows a grain of sand if feels the discomfort, so it begins to ease the pain by applying a coat of nacre (pearl). It is during this healing process that is creates a beautiful pearl. With Galatea Pearls instead of a grain of sand being the irritant a gemstone is inserted into the mollusk and the nacre (pearl) is formed around the gemstone. It is then carved to reveal the center. — at Tillis Jewelry.
Blue Hope Diamond originating from Kollur Mine, India. Said to be cursed, its believed Louis XIV bought it for Marie Antonette before french civil war which led to both of them being guillotined. Records show it was King Louis who wore it mostly.
Bone Whale tail Handcraved and engraved 1 & 1/4 inch wide
Galatea Pearl A mermaid clutches a brilliant white diamond in her hands. Her halo of hair and tail swirl together in a design of 14k yellow gold. At the center is the dramatic and unique Galatea Pearl--a patented Tahitian pearl with a center of R.C. turquoise. After carving, the turquoise is exposed, showing flashes of color and drama. This Galatea Pearl features a Diamond in a Pearl setting. The Galatea Pearl, the world’s most unique cultured pearl, received an International patent in…
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