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Cultured Pearl Necklace with Antique Diamond & Ruby Clasp, c. 1940/1910


€ 2,190.00 *
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Cultured Pearl Necklace with Antique Diamond & Ruby Clasp, c. 1940/1910
Cultured Pearl Necklace with Antique Diamond & Ruby Clasp, c. 1940/1910
Description
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It was a great sensation when the Japanese entrepreneur Mikimoto succeeded in cultivating saltwater pearls on a large scale 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 not until the invention of the cultured pearl that pearl jewellery became affordable to a wider mass and triggered a great fashion that has lasted until today. The piece of jewellery before us here strings a total of 81 of these cultured pearls graduated into a beautiful necklace. The cream coloured pearls have an exceptional luster, as they shimmer in all the colours of the rainbow with a predominant shade of pink. Matching the color scheme of cream and pink, the necklace is made wearable by a clasp with rich trim. On the elongated clasp, an old European cut diamond is joined by two natural and untreated rubies from Burma. The clasp with the platinum face and the fine milegrains was made around 1910, before the invention of the cultured pearl; the pearls were apparently added a few decades later. We have had the necklace re-strung and knotted so that it can now be re-executed.
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Cultured Pearl Necklace with Antique Diamond & Ruby Clasp, c. 1940/1910
Treasures of Sea & Earth
€ 2,190.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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