This elegant necklace from the 1990s is set with a 15mm cultured Mabé pearl and two 0.06-carat round-cut diamonds set in 14K yellow gold. The cultured pearl has a lovely pink overtone, and the diamonds add a bit of sparkle to the piece, all strung on a gorgeous omega chain. A fabulous necklace for many outfits and occasions!
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 minimal signs of wear. The surface of the gold has fine lines and marks from wear, mostly on the back, but nothing noticeable or obvious. The cultured Mabé pearl has no nacre damage or scratches and is secure in the mounting. The diamonds are full-cut and were examined by a GIA Graduate Gemologist. The 3mm omega chain is stamped 14K ITALY, and the catch is fully functional. The pendant is stamped 14K and an unreadable maker’s mark.
The necklace measures 18″ long, weighs 29.77 grams, and the pendant is 1-3/8 tall and 7/8″ wide. The diamonds are 2.5mm and weigh 0.06 carats each, are H color, and VS2 clarity. The chain is 3mm wide. The necklace comes with the box in the pictures.
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