For the goddess of love

Delicate necklace of oriental pearls with emerald & diamond clasp, around 1920


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Delicate necklace of oriental pearls with emerald & diamond clasp, around 1920
Delicate necklace of oriental pearls with emerald & diamond clasp, around 1920
Description
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Pearls have always fascinated people, their incomparable shimmer was highly valued at all times in all cultures and secured the pearl a place of honor among the most precious materials. Various legends explain their mythical origin. Thus, in Europe, pearls are considered the precious stones of Venus, the goddess of love, who, according to legend, is "foam-born", that is, is said to have sprung from a shell, similar to the pearl. Probably the most famous depiction of this scene is Sandro Botticelli's painting of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. In the years around 1900, pearls were still weighed out with gold, because real pearls, which mostly came from the Persian Gulf, were extremely rare and precious. It was not until the 1920s, when it became possible for the first time to grow and cultivate pearls in shells in Japan, that broader sections of the population were able to afford pearl jewellery in the following generations. But from cultured pearls, not from naturally grown pearls. From the twenties years of the 20th century is also the present necklace made of real natural pearls. The graduated pearls have a uniform cream-white colour and a partly slightly baroque shape. The clasp of the necklace is also of high quality. It is made of white gold and set with two small diamonds and an emerald. Its shape shows the elegant signature of Art Deco. The necklace that came to us from Cologne is delivered with a certificate of the German Society for Gemstone Evaluation Idar-Oberstein, which proves the authenticity of the oriental pearls.
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"The beauty of pearls is worthy of the thousands of daring divers, the coastal dwellers of the Persian Gulf, the daring pearl fishermen of Ceylon and Japan, who do not fear the terrors and dangers of the deep, the encounter with sharks and sawfish, the deadly embrace of polyps, in order to bring the pearl shells lying on the dark sea bed to the bright light of the sun. But not every one of these shells rewards the toil and complaint of its robber, and hundreds deceive the hopeful expectation of delicious contents. If, however, one is found which contains the longed-for treasure, it is not uncommon for it to donate many pearls of different sizes to the lucky finder. Manifold in forms, in colors from the deepest black to the dazzling white, often also yellowish, more rarely shimmering in pink, lovely by its glittering melting, the pearl in its esteem has known to win the places next to the color-spraying diamond." "The Pearl," The Bazaar, 1888.
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Delicate necklace of oriental pearls with emerald & diamond clasp, around 1920
For the goddess of love
€ 4,190.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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