Sensational antique cultured pearl necklace pearl with diamond clasp and Anchorcert gem lab report.
This necklace comes with an AnchorCert certificate confirming the pearls are cultured saltwater and the diamonds natural
The gorgeous pearls are an ivory cream colour with slight green pink overtones and very good lustre.
They fasten with a fabulous square diamond clasp set with nine sparkling old cut diamonds
The high quality pearls are each individually hand knotted
This beautiful pearl necklace looks stunning when worn
- Accompanied by Anchorcert certificate (see photos)
- The necklace is 41cm (16″ ) long
- 52 cultured pearls between 6.5mm – 6.6mm
- Clasp 10mm square and 12mm diagonally across
- Central diamond 4.5mm, 4 x 2.5mm and 4 x 2mm diamonds
- Total diamond weight circa 0.80 carat
- Push clasp tests 15ct gold
- Necklace weighs 26 grams
- It dates to circa 1920
- The near round pearls are smooth and blemish free
- They are even coloured (difficult to show in a photo)
- The necklace is in excellent condition
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref : 2388
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 birth stone for June.
Care of your antique 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.