These lustrous pearls have an elaborate and beautiful diamond covered Platinum clasp. The pearls are 23.5" long and graduate gracefully in size from 8.2mm at the center front to 3.7mm at the back by the clasp. The Platinum clasp holds rose cut and old mine cut diamonds and adds to the beauty of the early cultured pearls. The luster and sheen of the pearls is lovely. Circa 1910. This strand of pearls is just the right length to wear alone or layered with other necklaces.
Pearls were 1st 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 23.5" long. The clasp is Platinum with .35tcw of diamonds. In very good Antique condition. You should always expect some wear on Vintage and Antique Jewels, we consider it a part of the charm.