Oriental Treasures

Exquisite natural pearl necklace in two rows, around 1920


€ 5,490.00 *
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Exquisite natural pearl necklace in two rows, around 1920
Exquisite natural pearl necklace in two rows, around 1920
Description
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Did you know that until a few decades ago, pearl diving was the main source of income in the countries that now belong to the United Arab Emirates? Off the coasts of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, people dived for the sea treasures, because almost nowhere in the world do natural pearls of jewellery quality occur in comparable beauty. Already the ancient author Pliny the Elder attributed to the pearl "the utmost height of price of all things", and mentioned the pearls from the Persian Gulf as the most beautiful among these rare treasures. It was not until the 1920s, when it became possible to cultivate cultured pearls on a larger scale in Japan, that larger sections of the population were able to afford pearl jewellery – but only jewellery made of cultured pearls. The genuine Oriental pearl remained and still remains a treasure. Today, the art of pearl diving is largely lost. The necklace presented here, dating from around 1920, consists of completely naturally grown, i.e. genuine pearls, created without human intervention: Each one is a serendipitous find. The necklace consists of two strands of delicate pearls in silky white, which are graduated. The round clasp of the necklace presents glittering diamonds in a platinum setting. Jewelry made of oriental pearls is now more than ever rare and precious. The delicate oysters that produce these little treasures are severely depleted in numbers and hardly produce any worth mentioning. In terms of beauty and quality, the natural pearl is the only true original. The necklace, which came to us here in Berlin, comes with a certificate from the German Society for Gemstone Evaluation Idar-Oberstein, which proves the authenticity of the oriental pearls.
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Natural pearls have always belonged in the art and wonder chambers of the rulers of Europe. The value of natural pearls compared to cultured pearls is obvious, since they are small natural wonders, just like natural gemstones. The price of natural pearls in the years around 1900 was about the same as for diamonds of the same size, and pearls for a necklace were usually purchased individually for cost reasons and collected until a strand was gathered. The magic that comes from natural pearls is hard to put into words, but each natural pearl is different from the other and has its own luster, structure and luster. They are always wonderful unique pieces of nature - which are hard to find today.
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Exquisite natural pearl necklace in two rows, around 1920
Oriental Treasures
€ 5,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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