Pearls At The End Of A Rainbow - Art Deco 14K Japanese Akoya Cultured Pearl & Opal Necklace (ADN041)

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Item Number:  ADN041

Pearls At The End Of A Rainbow - Art Deco 14K Japanese Akoya Cultured Pearl & Opal Necklace.  This gorgeous Pearl Necklace is crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K . Featuring 66 genuine knotted Japanese Akoya pearls, one natural round cabochon opal, classic styling and quality gold work.  The pearls on this necklace are well matched , white in colour with a pink overtone, unblemished with a beautiful lustre.  The lock is exquisite with a gorgeous opal displaying colours of orange, green and blue, and featuring a double secure mechanism.  The 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 $2000.  High quality 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. 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.                                                                    
Many cultures have credited opal with supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legends say it falls from the heavens in flashes of lightning. The ancient Greeks believed opals gave their owners the gift of prophecy and guarded them from disease. Europeans have long considered the gem a symbol of hope, purity, and truth.
                                                                                                                                                    Dating back more than 5,000 years, when gold was first discovered – albeit usually in small quantities – attracted the eye of early man nearly everywhere. And unlike most metals, gold often appears in nature in its pure form so it need not be refined.                                                               


Measurements: Necklace 18" 

Stone Size: Pearl 6.00 mm - 6.50 mm    Opal 2.50 mm 

Weight: 23.3 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1940

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