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Vintage matinée pearl necklace with 8,3 mm pearls, around 1970

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 for a wider mass and triggered a great fashion that has lasted until today. Because: Pearls always decorate! Pearls can be worn on almost any occasion and this necklace made of 67 extra large Japanese cultured pearls is particularly beautiful. The pearls have a velvety white color with a slightly rosy overlay and show only a few growth characteristics that identify them as a natural product. The 63 cm long necklace, a so-called matinée necklace, is strung in a knot. The chain is held by a high-quality clasp made of white gold. Another pearl shimmers in the middle of the decorative lock. Created in the years around 1970, this necklace is a timeless classic that should not be missing from any jewellery box.

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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