Gorgeous vintage pearl bracelet with 9 carat gold turquoise clasp
This 1960s double strand pearl bracelet has such a pretty turquoise and pearl cluster clasp
Individually hand knotted the beautiful cultured pearls are a creamy ivory colour
This fabulous pearl bracelet looks stunning on the wrist
- The bracelet is 8.75″ (22m ) long
- Cultured pearls approx.7mm -7.5mm
- Floral cluster clasp 16mm x 14mm
- Central turquoise 7mm x 5mm
- Clasp marked 9ct gold (375 and 9)
- With makers initials WR
- Hook box push clasp
- It weighs 30 grams
- The bracelet in excellent condition
- Pearls are smooth and even coloured with good lustre (pearls on clasp more silver in colour)
- This vintage pearl bracelet turquoise clasp comes in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref : 23289
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, New and Lustrous! Otherwise pearls will Dry Out.
Also, pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.