Sea Spray - Art Deco 9K White Gold Japanese Akoya Cultured Pearl & Diamond Necklace (ADN068)

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Sea Spray - Art Deco 9K White Gold Japanese Akoya Cultured Pearl & Diamond Necklace. This gorgeous Pearl Necklace is crafted from 9K white gold, hallmarked 9ct ( British Hallmark)  . Featuring 67 genuine knotted pearls, a natural antique cut diamond, classic styling and quality gold work. The pearls on this necklace are well matched , creamy white in colour with pink and green overtones, unblemished pearls, with a beautiful high quality lustre.   The lock is lovely, featuring a bead set antique diamond, and exquisite detailing. The clasp has a secure hook, slide and lock mechanism.  These Art Deco era  pearls are classic, elegant and feminine, perfect for a bride, special gift or addition to any jewelry collection. 

Note : Appraisal included with pearl necklace. Appraised at $3000 . Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the antiquity.  Very fine example. High lustre on the pearls. 

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.

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.

Although the origin of white color gold dates back to 1710, where it was discovered by two alchemists in Germany, it wasn't used widely until much later. White gold as we know it today was really popularised in the 1920s. Although it might seem strange, this luxury material came to popularity in wartime.


Measurements: Necklace 18 1/2

Stone Size: Pearl 6.00 mm  - 6.50 mm   Diamond . 01 carat 

Weight: 24.31 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England 

Date: Circa 1920

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