Antique & Vintage Necklaces

Vintage 4 Strand Pearl Choker

£870.00

Vintage Cultured Pearl Necklace – 9ct Gold Diamond Clasp London 1986 

Gorgeous vintage cultured pearl choker with 9 carat gold diamond clasp

This 1980s four strand choker pearl necklace has a pretty pearl and diamond clasp with filigree detail

Individually hand knotted the beautiful cultured pearls are a creamy ivory colour with rose and olive overtones

This 1980s pearl necklace looks fabulous when worn

  • The necklace is 12″ (30cm ) long (choker length) – this necklace is quite small
  • Strands 33cm 31cm 30cm and 29cm
  • Cultured pearls approx.7mm
  • Oblongl clasp 23mm x 13mm
  • Clasp hallmarked London 9ct gold 1986
  • With makers initials HBJ
  • Box push clasp
  • Necklace weighs 81 grams
  • The necklace is in excellent condition.
  • Pearls are smooth and even coloured with excellent lustre
  • It comes in the presentation box illustrated
  • Our ref : 22249

View more beautiful vintage necklaces 

  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.

Description

Vintage Cultured Pearl Necklace – 9ct Gold Diamond Clasp London 1986 

Gorgeous vintage cultured pearl choker with 9 carat gold diamond clasp

This 1980s four strand choker pearl necklace has a pretty pearl and diamond clasp with filigree detail

Individually hand knotted the beautiful cultured pearls are a creamy ivory colour with rose and olive overtones

This 1980s pearl necklace looks fabulous when worn

  • The necklace is 12″ (30cm ) long (choker length) – this necklace is quite small
  • Strands 33cm 31cm 30cm and 29cm
  • Cultured pearls approx.7mm
  • Oblongl clasp 23mm x 13mm
  • Clasp hallmarked London 9ct gold 1986
  • With makers initials HBJ
  • Box push clasp
  • Necklace weighs 81 grams
  • The necklace is in excellent condition.
  • Pearls are smooth and even coloured with excellent lustre
  • It comes in the presentation box illustrated
  • Our ref : 22249

View more beautiful vintage necklaces 

  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.

Additional information

gem

Pearl

product-type

Pearl Necklace