Classic & Versatile - Vintage 14K Gold Akoya Cultured Pearl Dangly Earrings (VE365)

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Classic & Versatile - Vintage 14K Gold Akoya  Cultured Pearl Dangly Earrings. These pretty earrings are crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 585 (European hallmark for 14K). Featuring two genuine cultured Akoya ocean pearls, classic styling, and quality craftsmanship. These exquisite earrings showcases two dangling pearls from high quality secure European leaver backs, which lock into place and are in perfect working order. The lustrous pearls are white, with slight pink overtones. These Vintage pearl earrings are classic, elegant, and so versatile... true must haves to add to your jewelry collection. 

History: History: 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. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes.

Kokichi Mikimoto, the son of a Japanese noodle maker, created the world's first cultured pearl in 1893 by manually introducing an irritant into an oyster to stimulate it to form a pearl.

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

 

Measurements: Earrings 21.00 mm x 9.00 mm 

Stone Size: Pearl 7.50 mm 

Weight: Earrings 2.50 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Italy 

Date: Circa 1980 

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