Gorgeous Cropp and Farr pearl necklace
This 1960s multi strand seed pearl necklace has a pretty 9ct gold citrine & pearl cluster clasp
The wonderful creamy ivory coloured seed pearls hang beautifully
The secure hook fastening citrine and pearl clasp can be worn in multiple positions
This versatile Cropp and Farr pearl necklace looks fabulous when worn
- The necklace is 19″ (48cm ) long
- 6 strands seed pearls
- Floral cluster clasp 16.5mm x 16.5
- Clasp hallmarked 9 carat gold Birmingham 1962
- With makers initials C F
- Hook push clasp with safety catch also marked 9ct
- Necklace weighs 40 grams
- The necklace is in excellent condition.
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref : 23116
Pearls, amber and coral are precious gems produced by plants and animals. These gems are admired because they are so attractive and rare.They have been worn as jewellery for thousands of years, because the can be found in nature and worked relatively easily. The most highly prized and the most expensive of this group are the fabulous and amazing pearls, they have one special 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 antique 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.