Wonderful matinee length pearls with a beautiful diamond studded clasp. These cultured pearls are a lustrous creamy white, hand knotted on white silk. The navette-shaped platinum clasp is set with a marquis cut diamond surrounded by 14 small round diamonds. The platinum and diamonds compliment and elevate the beauty of the pearls. This strand of pearls is just the right length to wear alone or layered with other necklaces. A strand of pearls is a wardrobe essential. Everyone needs one. Circa 1940.
Pearls were first cultured in 1893 by Mikimoto. Cultured pearls are created by adding an irritant, such as a grain of sand or small bead, to a pearl oyster to encourage it to cover the irritant in nacre, thus creating a pearl.
Details....The necklace measures 23" long. The pearls are 5.7mm and the clasp measures 6.9mm by 11mm. In Very Good Vintage Condition. You should always expect some wear on Vintage and Antique Jewels, we consider it a part of the charm.
Item number kv1117.