Antique sapphire pearl necklace
Gorgeous Edwardian Sapphire and pearl necklace
So beautifully designed and crafted in 15ct gold
Set with three fabulous sapphires drops to the centre and surrounded by a hallo of wonderful split pearls
Suspended from further split pearls attached to an integral trace link chain
This is such a pretty necklace that looks stunning when worn
- Necklace 40cm (16″) Long
- The pendant is 4.5cm ( 1 3/4) long and 16.5cm ( 3/4″) wide
- Sapphires are 4mm x 3.8mm and 3.5mm
- Fitted with a lobster clasp
- Clasp marked 15ct gold
- It weighs 6.5 grams
- It dates to around 1910.
- It is in excellent condition.
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated.
- Our Ref 2392
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 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 silk cloth so as not dried, out or scratched by other hard objects or jewellery.
Also, pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.