A beautifully feminine antique cultured pearl necklace with a lovely bow shaped 9ct yellow gold clasp that is set with a pearl and hallmarked for 1904.
Evoking a world of bygone elegance this dainty Edwardian necklace features saltwater pearls that graduate in size and it measures 16" (41cm) in length so it is worn high on the neck. The pearls are perfectly round and well matched in a delicate creamy off white colour with a slight yellow overtone and they are strung onto white silk cord that looks to be original to the necklace.
The necklace is in very good condition. Lustre wise the pearls are not exactly identical to each other as you might expect with real pearls that are antique and haven't been worn for a very long time - start wearing them and they will soon restore their gleam! There are slight surface blemishes seen under magnification on some pearls in keeping with age but overall they look very clean, please see the photos. The gold clasp is in perfect working order.
A charming antique pearl necklace and an understated and elegant way to connect yourself with early 20th century fashion, perfect for the wedding bride looking for authentic antique jewellery and real pearls!
MATERIALS: 9ct gold
GEMSTONE: 84+1 cultured saltwater pearls graduating in size from 7.3mm diameter for the largest central pearl to 3.8mm diameter for the end pearls next to the clasp
DATE: Edwardian, circa 1904.
MEASUREMENTS: 16" (41cm) end to end (length about 15-1/2" fastened)
HALLMARKS: stamped '9-375' for 9ct gold, 'Leo' import mark for London, date letter 'i' for 1904, and makers mark 'JBs' on hook. Hand etched with workshop numbers 'J2/126/14. CH/CN/-' on clasp
WEIGHT: 13.4 grams
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Materials: Pearl, Gold.