Pearls are the epitome of style and grace, with their internal glow and lovely luster. This gorgeous vintage necklace from the 1980s features 7.9-8.5mm round cultured Japanese Akoya pearls and a 10K white gold fancy clasp. The round pearls have a subtle luster and glow in the sunlight, and this timeless necklace is excellent for a vintage-loving bride or a June baby!
Pearls have an ancient history, first mentioned in 2,206 BCE by a Chinese writer; a living creature and not Earth create these organic gemstones. With their origins in water, pearls can be from freshwater and saltwater mollusks and have a strong association with myths and lore involving water. The silky orient and luster of pearls often give them a glow that many cultures associate with the moon. Victorians thought pearls represented purity, the Japanese thought they were mermaid’s tears, and Persians believed they formed when a rainbow met the Earth.
The necklace is in very good vintage condition with minor signs of wear. The cultured pearls are light cream in color with good luster and nucleus visible nacre, round to near round, and lightly blemished with very good matching. The cultured pearls are individually knotted for protection, and the clasp is stamped 10K.
The necklace measures 15-3/4″ long, and the pearls range from 7.9-8.5mm and weigh 34.60 grams. The necklace comes with a lovely gift box.
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