Pioneering Years of Pearl Cultivation

Antique Graduated Pearl Necklace With Diamond Clasp, Circa 1930s


€ 590.00 *
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Antique Graduated Pearl Necklace With Diamond Clasp, Circa 1930s
Antique Graduated Pearl Necklace With Diamond Clasp, Circa 1930s
Description
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It was a great sensation when the Japanese entrepreneur Mikimoto succeeded in cultivating saltwater pearls on a large scale and making them marketable in the early 1920s. Until then, pearl necklaces had to be made from naturally grown pearls, which were about as expensive as diamonds of the same size. It was the invention of the cultured pearl that made pearl jewellery affordable for a wider audience and triggered a great fashion that has lasted to this day. This necklace in the classic form of the so-called "collier chute" also dates from the early phase of pearl cultivation. This type is characterized by its length, here approx. 52.5 cm, and the typical graduated shape. The largest pearl is located at the bottom in the middle and from there the pearls become smaller and smaller on both sides and towards the top. This is also alluded to by their name, which is derived from the French "chuter" = to fall off. We have had the pearls restrung and knotted so that the necklace can now be worn without any worries. The white gold and yellow gold clasp is set with an old octagonal-cut diamond. It features the typical Art Deco design language with small millegrains. The result is a timeless classic from the pioneering years of pearl cultivation, which was probably made in Germany around 1930. The necklace came to us in the Rhineland.
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Antique Graduated Pearl Necklace With Diamond Clasp, Circa 1930s
Pioneering Years of Pearl Cultivation
€ 590.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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