Noble luster

Long vintage pearl necklace with white gold clasp, 1960s

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 jewelry became affordable for a broader mass and triggered a great fashion that has lasted until today. Because: Pearls always decorate! The large and beautiful pearl necklace here is from the 1960s. The hallmark on the clasp reveals that it was made at the Koehle manufactory in Germany. Eight diamonds adorn the clasp and occupied the center of the white gold cage, which they surround ring-like. The necklace shines in the warm luster of 101 fine Japanese Akoya cultured pearls. The sea treasures are strung in a knotted fashion. A necklace like this should not be missing in any casket!

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 jewelry: the Greek term "margarita" was also used to refer to the beloved, as it were, a term that has survived to this day in the name Margaret. The classic pearl necklace must not be missing from a lady's jewelry 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.