Soft fallen

Charming vintage pearl necklace with diamond clasp, France circa 1970

Here is a pearl necklace as one can only wish for. Golden yellow, large round cultured pearls are strung in the course. They are of very uniform color and beautiful, symmetrical, round quality. An understated, beautiful clasp of white gold and a large navette diamond adds a sparkling accent to the warm tone of the pearls. The necklace is 53.0 cm long and the arrangement of the pearls in the course makes it a long so-called necklace chute. The largest pearl is at the bottom in the middle and starting from there the pearls become smaller and smaller on both sides and towards the top. This is also alluded to by its name, which is derived from the French "chuter" = to fall off. According to the hallmark on the clasp, the necklace was made in France, probably in the 1970's. The pearls are knotted to the left and right of the clasp, but then freely strung, which gives the necklace a particularly soft fall at the neckline, as the pearls can move along the thread with every movement and the shape of the necklace thus adapts to the body of the wearer. A safety chain ensures that the necklace cannot be lost unnoticed. The necklace has always been cherished and is in very good condition.

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.