Antique natural pearls necklace of the Belle Époque, around 1910
In the years around 1900, jewellery fashion refined itself and left the heavy pomp of the 19th century behind. The new designs were intended to evoke the impression of lightness and grace in reduced colourfulness - at the highest technical and design level and in the finest fittings. The pearl necklace here beautifully exemplifies this fashion. It consists of nothing more than a row of pearls - but it is precisely here that the special preciousness of the necklace lies! Because it concerns genuine and untreated natural pearls, which are arranged in the course after and end in an especially large natural pearl. The pearls in slightly baroque natural form have a wonderful luster, the so-called "Orient". Their color is very uniform creamy white, which looks wonderful on light as well as on dark skin. The clasp of the necklace is made of gold and has three rose-cut diamonds in settings and framing of platinum. The workmanship of the clasp helps to date the necklace. It was created in the years around 1910. The necklace, which is rather close to the neck, has an independent appraisal that confirms the authenticity of the pearls. It comes with the necklace.
Did you know that the luster of pearls is also called "Orient"? This is probably because before the invention of cultured pearls by the Japanese Mikimoto, almost all saltwater pearls came from the Orient. So before oil was found in the Arab Emirates and incredible wealth was acquired, diving for pearls in the Persian Gulf was the main source of income for many oriental countries. Many legends explain the mythical origin of the pearl. The most famous tale from classical antiquity recognized in the pearl the gemstone of Venus, the goddess of love, who, according to legend, was "foam-born", i.e. supposed to have sprung from a shell similar to the pearl. Probably the most famous depiction of this scene is Sandro Botticelli's painting of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
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