Fabulous pearl necklace with 9 carat gold clasp
This 1960s two strand pearl necklace has such a pretty garnet clasp.
It is set to the centre with a beautiful deep red garnets that is surrounded by twelve pretty little peals
Individually hand knotted the gorgeous cultured pearls are a creamy ivory colour with a deep lustre
This splendid necklace looks stunning when worn
- The necklace is 25″ (63cm ) long
- Strands 61cm (24″), 65cm (25.5″)
- Cultured pearls approx.7.5 mm – 6.8mm
- Garnet 12mm x 10mm
- Cluster clasp 18.5mm x 17mm
- Back of clasp fully hallmarked 9ct gold for London 1964
- With makers initials H&SL
- It has a push box clasp marked 9. 375
- Necklace weighs 78 grams
- The necklace is in excellent condition.
- Pearls are smooth and even coloured
- This cultured pearl vintage necklace comes in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref : 23109
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 and turn an ugly yellow hue!
Also, pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.