White Gold Ruby Clasp 1960s Pearl Single Strand Necklace
Fabulous 1960s cultured long pearl necklace
This 1960s single strand pearl necklace has such a pretty ruby clasp.
The 18ct gold clasp is set to the centre with a beautiful bright red ruby
Individually hand knotted the gorgeous cultured pearls are a creamy ivory colour
This is such a versatile necklace that looks fabulous when worn
- The necklace is 45″ (115cm ) long
- Cultured pearls approx.7mm – 8mm
- Clasp 19mm x 11mm
- Central ruby 2.8 mm
- Clasp marked MA
- Dates to the 1960s
- Secure hook clasp
- Marked 750 (18ct Gold)
- Necklace weighs 75 grams
- The necklace is in excellent condition.
- Pearls are irregular shaped and even coloured with excellent lustre
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref : 22222
Vintage pearl necklace
Pearls, amber and coral are precious gems produced by plants and animals. These gems are adored because they are so attractive and rare and have thus been worn as jewellery for thousands of years. The most highly prized and the most expensive of this group are the fabulous and amazing pearls, they have one very unique quality, which is, they can be worn by anyone, at any time, in any situation!
Factors affecting the price of pearls.
Pearl types, Lustre, thickness of nacre, colour, shape, size, surface quality, treatment status. The most expensive type of pearl is the natural pearl, these were the only type available until about 1900, when Miki Moto started to produce cultured pearls. Cultured pearls are from farmed oysters, whereas natural pearls come from “wild” oysters. Also we have sea water pearls from the oceans and fresh water pearls from the rivers and streams. Seed pearls were very small pearls used extensively in Victorian jewellery. Artificial pearls are made from many materials often coloured glass.
Pearls are traditionally the birth stone for June
Care of your 1960s cultured pearl necklace.
Pearls are delicate and can easily be damaged, pearl is just 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. They should be wrapped in cloth or tissue so as not to be scratched by other hard objects or jewellery.
Also pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.