Vintage cultured pearl necklace
Gorgeous vintage cultured pearl necklace with 18 carat gold diamond and sapphire clasp
The sensational clasp is set with sparkling baguette and brilliant cut diamonds and eight midnight blue sapphires
This individually hand knotted two strand pearl necklace dates to the 1950/60s
The high quality cultured pearls are a creamy ivory colour with a deep lustre.
This fabulous necklace looks stunning when worn
Strands 54.5cm (21.5″), 57cm (22.5.”)
Cultured pearls approximately 8.5mm
Clasp 2cm x 1.8mm
Circa 1.00 carat diamonds
Colour G Clarity VSI
6 x 3mm Sapphires
Marked 18K gold
It has a secure push hook clasp (push and twist to secure)
Necklace weighs an impressive 110 grams
The necklace is in excellent condition.
The pearls are regularly shaped, smooth and blemish free
They are even coloured (difficult to show in a photo)
This necklace dates to the 1950/60s
It comes in the presentation box illustrated
Our ref : 2357
Vintage pearl necklace
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 Miki Moto 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 vintage 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.