For festive occasions

Vintage pearl necklace in three rows with white gold clasp, around 1975


€ 1,690.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €1,690.00 / piece
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Vintage pearl necklace in three rows with white gold clasp, around 1975
Vintage pearl necklace in three rows with white gold clasp, around 1975
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 and triggered a great fashion that has lasted until today. Because: Pearls always decorate. Pearl necklaces come in quite different lengths and that is why they are so versatile. Whether sporty or elegant, each pearl necklace can enhance clothing in different directions. The present vintage necklace from the 1970s is particularly magnificent. The necklace consists of three rows of fine Akoya pearls, of selected beautiful assortment, which are strung individually knotted. The large decorative clasp is also a special eye-catcher: it is made of 14-karat white gold and features a design typical of the period. Seven additional pearls form stylized blossoms here and continue the white colour play of the jewellery. The noble necklace is beautifully preserved and a wonderful necklace for festive occasions.
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Japanese Kokichi Mikimoto (御木本 幸吉, b. March 10, 1858, † September 21, 1954) was the first person ever to produce and market full-round cultured pearls in the early 1920s. Mikimoto was the son of a noodle restaurant owner and left school at the age of 13 to supplement his family's income as a vegetable vendor. Observing the pearl divers of Ise sparked Mikimoto's fascination with pearls. In 1888, he obtained a loan to open his first pearl farm with his wife Ume. On July 11, 1893 - after many setbacks and a near-bankruptcy - the first cultured pearl was produced. However, it took Mikimoto another twelve years to grow perfectly round cultured pearls that were now indistinguishable from the precious natural pearls. Finally, in 1899, Mikimoto opened his first pearl store on the Ginza in Tokyo, and from that point on, his business expanded internationally and became world famous, as Mikimoto only used the top 3% of all cultured pearls to make jewelry.
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Vintage pearl necklace in three rows with white gold clasp, around 1975
For festive occasions
€ 1,690.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €1,690.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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