The rarer something is, the more valuable it is.
Something that only takes place a handful of times each century is something that is truly valuable.
That is why we get so excited about eclipses, two headed snakes, and 20 carat diamonds. My friend, Willie, came by to see me two days ago. Willie comes in from out at sea every few years and he is always carrying something magnificent.
Willie surfin' Teahupoo, Tahiti
He opened up his bag and showed me some beautiful pearls and I made a purchase. Then I noticed this velvet box that he hadn’t shown me yet.
I asked him what was inside.
Willie hesitated for a moment and then pulled the box out and opened it for me. My jaw dropped. I had never seen anything like it.
Willie then tells me the story about how he was going through his normal tour through the outer islands of Tahiti. He came across a Tahitian, an islander, a local, who had put together the most astonishing group of matching pearls I have ever seen. I personally have been involved in the pearl business for almost a decade, but that is a whole other story. I do know something magnificent and once in a lifetime when I see it.
The way a pearl grows is a special type of mollusk shell found only in the Mississippi valley is carved into a perfect sphere and literally inserted inside of an oyster’s ovary. A piece of another oyster’s mantle is then inserted to cover the hole. The oyster, being irritated by this shell inserted inside it, covers that piece of shell with layer upon layer of the most magical rainbow reflecting surface called nacre.
This collection that Willie came across was like nothing I had ever seen. What makes a pearl so valuable is the combination of how spherical the pearls are, how smooth the surface is, the amount of luster, and how well that pearl matches the other ones in the set. These things look like gumballs. Willie told me the technical specifications are as follows. There are 25 pearls which are each 15-17.5mm around. They are perfectly spherical and an indescribable pastel color which changes depending on the lighting. They are ridiculously shiny and bright. The surface of them didn’t have a blemish on them that I could see. These pearls are exactly the way they were when they came out of the oyster.
Amazing, Rare Tahitian Pearl Necklace
I live a remarkable life and know remarkable people. So, I come across things like this. If you go down to your local jeweler, even if he is a pearl dealer, and ask him to see something like I just described you’ll get just how rare this is. Normally even if you have the money to spend you still wouldn’t be able to buy something like this. Some girl who gets this is going to be awfully horny that evening. If someone has an extra $150,000 it will literally change the way that special someone thinks about them for a lifetime.
Willie already has a couple of dealers that are interested. If you see this and contact Willie quickly and offer him the right price you might grab it first. Also, just as a P.S. I’ve bought a lot of great things from Willie for about half the price you’d pay for retail. Willie can be contacted at mutiaragems (at) gmail.com.