Vintage Single Strand Large 14.5mm -10.5mm Pearls 1960s Choker
Magnificent South Sea pearl necklace with diamond clasp
The gorgeous large South Sea pearls are an ivory colour with gold overtones and a deep lustre.
Individually hand knotted the high quality pearls are slightly graduated
This necklace has a spectacular 18ct white gold brilliant cut diamond hook clasp
This fabulous necklace looks stunning when worn
- The necklace is 19″ (48.5cm ) long (choker length)
- 37 cultured pearls approx.10.5mm – 14.5mm
- Secure hook clip clasp 8mm long x 12mm wide
- Clasp marked 18k & 750 (18ct Gold)
- Necklace weighs an impressive 90 grams
- It dates to the 1960s
- The necklace is in excellent condition.
- Pearls with very few blemishes – please study my high definition photos
- They come in presentation box
- Our ref : 22234
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 South Sea 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.