Fabulous vintage pearl necklace 1960s
Gorgeous four strand vintage pearl necklace 1960s with beautiful diamond clasp
The fabulous Edwardian style scrolling clasp is decorated with sixty two diamonds set in white gold
Individually hand knotted the high quality pearls are a uniformed ivory cream colour with deep lustre
The central pearl is 9.5mm granulating to 7.5mm at the clasp
This necklace weighs an impressive 165 grams and sits so beautifully on the neck
This elegant necklace looks stunning when worn
The necklace is 18″ (46cm ) long (princess)
Strands 40cm,43cm,46cm and 50cm
Cultured pearls 9.5mm – 7.5mm
62 diamond 2.3mm – 1.3mm
The pearls are an even colour (difficult to show in a photo)
They are a creamy ivory colour with a deep lustre
They regularly shaped and blemish free
Total diamond weight circa 1.50 carat
Colour H Clarity VS – SI
Clasp tests 18ct gold
Weighing an impressive 165 grams
It dates to the middle of the 20th century circa 1960
It is in excellent condition.
It comes in the presentation box illustrated
Our ref : 2355
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.