Via Monte Napoleone

Vintage pearl necklace with diamond & gold clasp, Italy 1980s

Via Monte Napoleone in Milan is Italy's most expensive shopping street. Fashion shops, shoemakers' studios and jewellers' boutiques are lined up close together here: the 460-metre-long street to the east of the cathedral is the centre of gravity around which this fashion-loving city literally revolves. Even window shopping, but even more so an extended shopping tour needs to be well prepared: This necklace is the perfect companion! According to its hallmarks, the necklace was made in Italy. It gathers 105 pink shimmering cultured pearls and arranges them in two rows. The pearls are all very evenly sized and round. Their surfaces, however, are strongly patterned, showing strong growth characteristics, and were obviously selected precisely for this peculiarity: The slight unevenness of the pearls makes them shimmer particularly intensely and the necklace gains a special character through this: it is not smooth and cool, like jewellery of the 1960s, but natural and warm and presents itself powerfully and self-confidently. The two rows of pearls are held by a no less expressive clasp of high-carat gold and diamonds. It can be worn as a showpiece not only at the nape of the neck, but also at the front or side. In this respect, too, the necklace is a typical piece of jewellery of the 1980s: versatile and also to be worn in everyday life, yet not reserved but expressive.

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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.