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Classic Must Haves - Vintage 14K Gold Cultured Akoya Pearl Pendant & Earring Set. This delightful set is crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K. The chain is hallmarked 10K. Featuring 3 genuine cultured round Akoya Saltwater pearls, classic stying and quality gold-work. The pearls in this set are high quality pink pearls, displaying a beautiful lustre. The earrings are a classic stud design for pieced ears and the pendant dangles perfectly with a secure bale. The 14K gold chain is in perfect condition and strong and solid enough for the pendant. The clasp is a secure spring ring closure in perfect working order. This wonderful Vintage set would make a perfect gift, or addition to any fine jewelry collection. A true classic that can be worn day or night and with everything.
Note: Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. ... According to legend, Cleopatra crushed a pearl into a glass of wine to prove to Marc Antony that she could give the most expensive dinner in history.
The akoya pearl is a saltwater cultured pearl from the akoya oyster (Pinctada fucata martensii). Because akoya are the most abundant type of saltwater pearl with the longest cultured history, information on akoyas is abundant!
Measurements: Chain 18" Note: Chain style may differ
Stone Size : Pearls 7.50 mm - 8.00 mm
Weight: 2.70 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Pristine
Origin: Asia Pearls: Japan
Date: Circa 1980