Sensational Quality Vintage Cultured Pearl Necklace

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A wonderful quality vintage Cultured Pearl necklace dating to the 1950's or so; classic beauty to add a touch of film star glamour to any outfit. Superbly graduated in the style which elongates the neck so gracefully, this piece gives that illuminating glow to the complexion so beloved. Most likely grown in Japanese Akoya Oysters, each creamy ivory Pearl has a high lustre and perfect symmetry so desirable, famously Marilyn Monroe was given a very similar Mikimoto Pearl necklace in 1954 on her honeymoon to Joe DiMaggio sparking a fashion for these immensely beautiful larger Pearls which had recently become available due to advances in the culturing processes. Each of these luminous lovelies would have taken at least a year to grow, the nacre having many more layers than on modern Pearls and the larger the Pearl, the longer the time, which is why the graduated style was so oft made as is in this case only one very large 8mm Pearl was needed to complete the necklace. 

The Pearls graduate from 4.5mm to 8mm and the strand closes at 18 inches with a pretty Ruby set safety clasp in 18ct White Gold, this is a wonderful piece to treasure and keep in your family as an heirloom. 

Watch our YouTube video telling the story of the development of Japanese Cultured Pearls. 

Presented in a velvet lined gatefold Pearl box, we will include an Insurance Valuation with this piece. If you’d like to pay in instalments, it is possible to arrange a layaway for this piece, read our terms here.

Most of our rings can be adjusted to fit for free, this can be done on purchase by making a note in the order form if you know the size, or at a later date if it is a gift. You can download our handy ring sizing guide here, but don't hesitate to contact us if you need further help with this. If visiting us size adjustments can usually be done in around an hour-ish. 

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All items come with a presentation box and items over £500 with an insurance valuation. In the rare instance that the original box is available, this will be included. We can also giftwrap your special purchase.

Returns or exchanges are simple, should your purchase be unsuitable for any reason.

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Posted by insured and trackable Royal Mail ‘Special Delivery’. Guaranteed for the next day after posting.

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Outside of the UK delivery costs £12.50. We use Royal Mail Tracked and Signed, but we often upgrade to FedEx courier for free.

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