To the opera ball!

Vintage necklace made of Akoya pearls with antique sapphire clasp, around 1925 and later

The pearl necklace here shines in the shimmering luster of its fine cultured pearls. The Akoya pearls of beautiful color are individually knotted and show some growth characteristics that attest to their authenticity. The chain has a so-called "opera length" of about 70 cm. This makes it a changeable piece of jewellery - it can be worn long single-stranded or knotted. As its name suggests, it is made for special occasions such as visits to the opera or festive evening events. An antique clasp made of gold and platinum, probably dating back to around 1925, holds the 92 pearls stylishly and securely. The clasp features a dark blue sapphire and two beautiful old-cut diamonds. Presumably, the clasp once held a short strand of pearls with small pearls, as was popularly worn in the 1920s, before the pearls were renewed in the course of the 20th century in the taste of the times. We have had the beads reknotted so there is nothing to prevent frequent wear.

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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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

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.