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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Paspaley Pearl

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Loaned for exhibit by Paspaley Peals, LTD.

This extraordinary cultured pearl is approximately 50 percent larger than the average South Sea pearl, making it one of the largest ever produced. Its luster, near perfect spherical shape, and soft pink overtone are the result of exceptionally uniform layers of nacre that formed around its nucleus.

The Paspaley Pearl weighs 60.9 carats.


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