This is an ORIGINAL VINTAGE STRAND of SALTWATER CULTURED PEARLS that was made during the 1950s. The original diamond cocktail clasp has been replaced with a simple clasp that is made from 14K WHITE GOLD OVER STERLING SILVER. It is stamped 14KS and has a FILIGREE FLOWER DESIGN. The necklace is PRINCESS LENGTH, measuring 18” long, and the clasp alone measures 5/8" by 1/4".
This SINGLE STRAND of SALTWATER CULTURED PEARLS is made up of 49 pearls that measure 7.40 - 7.81 mm. These pearls have a SLIGHTLY CREAMY HUE with only a few, very minor blemishes that you must look for to find, so this STRAND LOOKS FABULOUS ON THE NECK! The pearls have great luster and are PERFECTLY MATCHED! The pearls are individually knotted and the total weight is 31.9 grams. The string is a little dark from age, but can be restrung, especially if you plan to add your own cocktail clasp! Many more vintage and antique pearl necklaces available and I also have a few simple ones like this as seen in the last pic. *Note - Antique pearls were cultured for a longer time than the modern pearls of today. Therefore, they have thicker nacre and are of higher quality. Pearls are the most difficult thing to photograph to show their true quality and color, but all of my past customers have been more than pleased with the pearls they received.
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