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Antique & Vintage Necklaces

Edwardian Seed Pearl Necklace

£990.00

Edwardian Seed Pearl Necklace 9ct Gold Antique Necklace circa 1910

Gorgeous Edwardian seed pearl necklace

This is such a pretty necklace. It is hand crafted in 9 carat gold.

Beautifully designed in three articulated sections

The charming little seed pearls are set in a central flowers head with hinged scroll boarders

This necklace sits beautifully on the neck and looks stunning

  • The necklace is 16 1/2″ – 19″(42 – 48 cm ) long – with 6cm chain extension
  • Length of the articulated sections 9cm (3 1/2″)
  • Central flower drop 2.5mm (just under 1″)
  • Weight 9.8 grams
  • Marked 9 ct gold
  • It dates to around 1910
  • It is in excellent original condition.
  • It comes in the presentation box illustrated
  • Our ref : 2069

Description

 

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 Miki Moto 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 Pearls.

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.

Additional information

gem

Pearl

product-type

Victorian & Edwardian