A princess length strand of very lovely cultured pearls. These radiant graduated pearls are hand knotted on white silk and finished with a 14k yellow gold filigreed bead clasp. A strand of pearls is a wardrobe essential and this strand of pearls is just the right length to wear alone or layered with other necklaces. Circa 1960.
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 19" long. The pearls graduate from 3.9mm to 8mm in diameter. In Very Good Vintage Condition. You should always expect some wear on Vintage and Antique Jewels, we consider it a part of the charm.