Belle Époque Saltwater Pearl Necklet
in Yellow Gold

Graduated Pearl Necklet, with Diamond Clasp

£ 11,285
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An unusual and alluring, 18ct yellow gold, natural saltwater, single strand pearl necklace from the Belle Époque period. Eighty two graduated, certified natural pearls have been securely knotted in an eye-catching arrangement, with delicate seed pearls strung in between the larger examples. A beautiful clasp completes this design, and has been set with a floral cluster of nine sparkling brilliant cut diamonds (0.50ct). Pearls were much favoured during the Victorian and Belle Époque periods, as this gemstone from the sea was viewed as a sign of purity, and started to be worn by brides on their wedding day. Jewellery produced during this iconic era embraced the magical qualities of natural pearls, and resulted in them being featured in a wide range of designs. Natural pearls were incredibly sought after during this period, as they were plucked from the depths of the dangerous Persian Gulf by only the bravest of divers. The largest and most lustrous examples of natural pearls were worth far more than diamonds, and were worn with pride by royalty and the aristocracy. Pearl strands have been regularly worn by female members of the royal family since Victorian times. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has an extensive collection, which are regularly worn during daytime official engagements. Sought after and collected today, this natural pearl strand will make a fantastic addition to a jewellery collection.
Worn singly, or layered with other necklaces or pendants, it is a hugely versatile piece.

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  • Material: 18CT Yellow Gold
  • Principal Stone: Pearl Natural
  • i Princip Stone Weight: 0.25
  • i Principal Dia Colour: Est I/J
  • i Princip. Dia Clarity: SI
  • Secondary Stone: Diamond
  • i Total Weight: 0.50
  • Age: 1891 - 1900 (Belle Époque)
  • Chain Length: 45cm
  • Clasp Type: Box
  • Certificate: Gubelin
  • Item Code: 1751105

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