1960s vintage pearl earrings with Double Rope Surround 10.5 mm Wide
Gorgeous 1960s vintage pearl stud earrings.
Crafted in 9 carat gold these 1960s earrings are so pretty
Centred with a high quality cultured pearl within a double rope twist surround
The wonderful pearls are a beautiful silvery ivory colour with pink overtones and a high lustre
These classic earrings are suitable for any occasion & look fabulous when worn
- Cultured pearls 7.5mm
- The earrings measure 10.5mm across
- They stand 7.5mm high
- They have posts for pierced ears
- The posts are each hallmarked 9ct gold
- Butterfly’s marked 375 (9ct gold)
- They weigh 2.8 grams total
- They come in the presentation box illustrated
- They are in excellent condition (posts slightly bent)
- our ref: 2343
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 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 Mikimoto 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 birthstone for June.
Care of your 1960s vintage pearl earrings.
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.