Marvellous antique pearl necklace diamond and sapphire and clasp
This necklace comes with an AnchorCert certificate confirming the pearls are cultured saltwater and natural diamonds
The gorgeous pearls are an ivory cream colour with slight pink green overtones and excellent lustre.
This necklace has a wonderful Ceylon blue sapphire and fabulous sparkling old cut diamond clasp.
The floral clasp is set to the centre with the sapphire that is surrounded by twenty four diamonds with pretty millegrain detail
The high quality pearls have recently been individually hand knotted
This beautiful antique pearl necklace diamond and sapphire clasp looks stunning when worn
- Accompanied by Anchorcert certificate (see photos)
- The necklace is 50cm (20″) long
- 99 cultured pearls between 7.5mm – 3.2mm
- Clasp 14mm across
- Central sapphire 5mm
- 24 Diamond between 1.8mm – 1mm
- Total diamond weight circa 0.50 carat
- Push clasp and safety chain tests 9ct gold
- Necklace weighs 16.5 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 : 2372
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 freshwater 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 vintage-antique pearls.
Pearls are delicate and can easily be damaged, pearl is just 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. They should be wrapped in silk cloth so that they do not dry out, or become scratched by other hard objects or jewellery.
Pearls absorb oils from your skin and it keeps them looking Bright, New and Lustrous! Otherwise, Pearls will Dry Out and turn an ugly yellow hue!
Also, pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.