Stunning Elizabeth Gage pearl necklace
This vintage three strand choker pearl necklace has such a fabulous intaglio clasp.
Featuring a reverse intaglio rock crystal backed by mother of pearl, Surrounded by 18ct gold stylized leaves set with three sparkling pear shaped diamonds
Individually hand knotted the gorgeous large creamy pink pearls are a wonderful irregular shape
This beautiful Elizabeth Gage pearl necklace looks sensational when worn
- The necklace is 19.5″ (50cm ) long
- Strand 43cm, 46cm and 49cm
- Cultured pearls approx.9.5mm – 10.5mm
- Diamonds 3 x 3.5mm long
- Cluster clasp 50mm x 40mm
- Clasp signed Gage and hallmarked 18ct gold London 2008
- Secure box push clasp
- Necklace weighs 220 grams
- The necklace is in excellent condition.
- Pearls are smooth and even coloured with excellent lustre
- This Elizabeth Gage pearl necklace comes in its original Elizabeth gage presentation pouch illustrated
- Our ref : 23250
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Gems from the natural world
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 and lustrous, otherwise, pearls will dry out.
Also, pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.