Timeless & Classic

Vintage "Collier Chute" of cultured pearls with gold clasp, 1950s

Did you know that pearl necklaces in different lengths are also called different names? A short necklace worn very close to the neck, for example, is called a "choker", which is derived from the English word for "strangler", even though it should of course decorate and not strangle. A classic "Collier Matinée" that is worn on the décolleté has a length of 50 to 60 cm and looks luxurious. The present necklace shows itself in the particularly beautiful form of the so-called "Collier Chute". This type is characterized by a rather short length of a little more than 40 cm and its typical gradient shape. At the bottom in the middle is the largest pearl and starting from there the pearls become smaller and smaller on both sides and upwards. This is also alluded to by its name, which is derived from the French "chuter" = to fall off. Our specimen is made of 1230 quality cultured pearls with a very beautiful luster. A gold clasp, integrated into another pearl, holds the necklace securely, allowing it to delight the eye with its shimmer. A beautiful classic from the 1950s for ladies of all ages.

A treasure from the depths of the sea - In many cultures around the world, the pearl has a deeply symbolic character. In China they are a symbol of wealth, wisdom and dignity; in Japan they signify good luck, in India the abundance of children. Even among the ancient Greeks and Romans, pearls were highly coveted as pieces of jewellery: the Greek term "margarita" was also used, as it were, to refer to the beloved, a term that has survived to this day in the name Margarete. The classic pearl necklace must not be missing from a lady's jewellery box

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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.

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