All-time classic

Vintage pearl necklace with diamond clasp in gold, around 1990

Ever since Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in producing cultured pearls of unprecedented quality at the beginning of the 20th century, Japanese pearls have become a "must have" for ladies. Pearls, whether worn as necklaces, bracelets or earrings, are all-time classics that always look elegant and noble without being overdone. The present necklace of the years around 1990 consists of fine Japanese cultured pearls of creamy white color. The pearls, about 7.5 mm in diameter, show few growth marks, so you have to look closely to see that a sea shell created them! All pearls are velvety shiny and strung individually knotted. A diamond studded gold clasp holds the pearls securely. We have also had the necklace reknotted. A true classic for ladies of all ages, at 46.5 cm in a classic necklace length!

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.