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Double Row Pearl Necklace with Italian Cameo Clasp, circa 1970


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Double Row Pearl Necklace with Italian Cameo Clasp, circa 1970
Double Row Pearl Necklace with Italian Cameo Clasp, circa 1970
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Ever since Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in producing fully round cultured pearls of fine quality at the beginning of the 20th century, pearls have become the "must have" of almost every lady. Pearls, whether worn as necklaces, bracelets or earrings, are all-time classics that always look elegant and luxurious without being overdressed. For many a great lady of history, pearls were so much a part of her wardrobe that she would hardly have left the house without them. Margaret Thatcher, for example, has been known to refuse being photographed without her double-strand pearl necklace. She is said to have exclaimed angrily, "Not without my pearls!" The 1970s double-row pearl necklace here shines in the warm luster of 101 fine Japanese cultured pearls. A silver clasp holds the two strands and is set with an Italian shell cameo depicting an ancient god on a chariot - perhaps it is Mars, the god of war. The beaded necklace was made in the years around 1970 and is in first class condition. We have had it restrung.
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In many cultures, the pearl has a deep symbolic character. In China, for example, pearls are a symbol of wealth, wisdom and dignity; in Japan, they signify good fortune; in India, the abundance of children. The pearl was also considered both an aphrodisiac and a cure for melancholy and madness. It also stands as a symbol for tears. Even among the Greeks and Romans, pearls were highly sought after as jewelry. The Greek term "margarita" was also used to refer to the beloved, as it were, a term that has survived to this day in the name Margaret. In the Middle Ages, pearls were considered a sign of love for God, and thus numerous fine monastic works made of tiny river pearls have survived. There are a variety of different pearl oysters that can produce quite different pearls, so the study of pearls is a science in itself. In the jewelry box of a lady, the classic pearl necklace must not be missing. With her you are always well dressed, she decorates for every occasion.
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Double Row Pearl Necklace with Italian Cameo Clasp, circa 1970
Divine Protection
€ 980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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