The most valuable pearls occur spontaneously in the wild, but they are extremely rare. Whether wild or cultured, gem quality pearls are almost always nacreous and iridescent, as is the interior of the shell that produces them. But natural pearls like this are extremely rare and are primarily for collectors. Today, cultured pearls are what people see at jewelry stores around the world. Here are the 8 World’s Most Expensive Pearls Necklaces like RARE NATURAL THREE-STRAND NECKLACE auctioned at Christie’s. For more details
#8 Rare Three-Strand Natural Pearl Necklace. $ 1.4 million (sold by Christie’s in 2013)
On April 16, 2013, this RARE NATURAL THREE-STRAND NECKLACE was auctioned at Christie’s as part of New York Magnificent Jewels. It is formed of 180 large-sized individual pearls. Ranging in size from 4.95 to 11.05 mm in diameter, the pearls are beautifully matched and graduated and the necklace is completed with an ornate cabochon emerald and diamond clasp.