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Antique Diamond & Natural Pearl Necklace


The answer…diamonds, pearls and gold. The question…what materials comprise a piece of classic jewelry?

Pearls, pearls and more pearls…to be exact, thirty-four (34) in total with thirty-one (31) natural saltwater pearls of the “pincata fucata” species or akoya with no treatment whatsoever are set within the shell motif necklace. The remaining three (3) are sumptuous cultured pearls. Diamonds…thirty five (35) in all with twenty nine (29) old European and old mine cuts, five (5) rose cuts and 1 (one) modern brilliant cut for a estimated total diamond weight of 1.75 carats of sparkling stones.

This pendant of oyster shell motif of 14k yellow gold radiates with nine petals each set with a trio of diamonds (graduated in size) and concluding with a white and lustrous pearl. The ten (10) pearls in the pendant, ranging in size from more than 3 mm to over 5 mm, are well matched and round in shape. The ornate 14k yellow gold chain sports lengths of links interspersed with eight sections of three pearls each; twenty-four (24) in all, these pearls are also well matched in their slightly golden color and 3.5 mm size.

The pendant and chain, circa 1900 is accompanied by a gemological lab certificate for the pearls (see "Measurements & More").

+ Measurements, Condition & More

Measurements: Pendant length from top of top diamond in the bale to bottom pearl is 1-1/8 inches (3 cm); width at widest is 1 inch (2.6 cm). Chain is 16 3/4 inches long (40 cm). Weight of 12.3 grams (7.9 dwt) for pendant and chain.

Hallmarks: “585” to clasp; "B"; unidentified hallmark.

Condition: Excellent; one diamond replaced visible with a loupe as it is a modern brilliant cut.

Date & Origin: Circa 1900. Chain is European in origin.

Note 1: Diamonds have not been removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. All diamond weights have been approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual weights.

Note 2: Gemological Institute of America (GIA) certificate for the pearls.

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