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Symphony Of Jewels - Vintage Sterling Silver Diamond Cut Cultured Pearl Necklace . This stunning necklace is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked Silver. Featuring one genuine 6mm cultured pearl, 2 genuine 4mm cultured pearls, exquisite detail and quality silver-work. The necklace is made in segments of scrolls, open-work and exquisite diamond cut engravings, which add sparkle to the necklace. There are 3 pearl drops, the central drop dangles a silver cage, which holds the larger pearl. Whilst the sides dangle 2 smaller pearls. The pearls are white in colour with a silvery overtone. The chain is a sturdy curb chain and the secure clasp is in perfect working order. This Vinatge Victorian Revival necklace look stunning when worn, a beauty to be enjoyed and treasured for many years to come.
Note: Original box included with the necklace.
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.
Silver was first found in large amounts around 5000 BC, when prehistoric people dug the first copper mines. ... Large-scale silver mining had developed in Anatolia by 3000 BC. This was to meet the demand from the first ancient city states, which used the metal as a common medium of exchange.
Measurements: Necklace 14.00"
Stone Size: Pearl (cultured) 6.00 mm Pearl (side cultured) 4.00 mm
Weight: 12.90 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Pristine
Date: Circa 1960