Gorgeous Vintage Tiffany & Co. pearl necklace with signature X clasp
The beautiful high quality pearls are cream coloured with rose and green overtones and a deep lustre.
The 6.6mm pearls are hand knotted with an 18ct gold push box Tiffany signature X clasp
This fabulous vintage Tiffany pearl necklace looks stunning when worn
The necklace is 24.5″ (62cm ) long
83 cultured pearls approx.6.5mm – 6.7mm
18ct gold clasp signed Tiffany and marked 750(18ct gold) with import markers for London 1994
Necklace weighs 39 grams
The necklace is in excellent condition.
Pearls are smooth and even coloured
It comes in the presentation box illustrated
Our ref : 23282
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.