Diamond Clasp Vintage 1920s Single Strand Antique Pearl Necklace
Fabulous Art Deco pearl necklace with diamond clasp
The gorgeous pearls are individually hand knotted.
They are a creamy ivory colour with a deep lustre.
The pretty 9ct white gold diamond clasp is fitted with a safety chain
This beautiful pearl necklace looks stunning when worn
- The Necklace is 48cm (19″) long
- 56 cultured pearls between 9.5mm – 6mm
- Clasp 14mm across
- Central diamond 2mm outer eight 15mm
- Push clasp with safety chain tests 9ct gold
- Necklace weighs 32 grams
- It dates the Art Deco period (circa 1920)
- Recently restrung
- Pearls are smooth and uniformly round
- The necklace is in exceptional condition
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref :22252
Art deco 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 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.