Victorian Double Strand Pearl Necklace & 14kt Diamond Clasp
A classically beautiful pearl necklace from the Victorian era (ca1880)! The feminine design features two long strands of graduated pearls, which have a soft, creamy champagne color and a wonderful natural luster. The pearls vary slightly in size, with the largest pearls resting at the center and the smallest at the back. Each pearl is hand strung on white thread and is knotted in between. The piece fastens with a stunning push clasp made of 14kt white and yellow gold. An ensemble of rose cut diamonds (approximately .25ctw combined) line the surface of the filigree clasp, surrounding a .35ct. old Mine Cut diamond at the center. The diamonds have J range color and SI2 range clarity. A safety chain with a spring ring clasp provides additional security when worn. The generous length of the necklace also allows it be slipped easily on and off overhead. Perfect for daily special occasions, this elegant Victorian necklace would make a timeless addition to any collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures 31" long. The largest pearl measures approximately 7mm in size, and the smallest measures about 2.5mm.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the pearls, all of which are intact and securely strung. The diamond clasp and safety chain fasten securely and are in good working condition. All of the diamonds are intact. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver-topped setting, which is normal for a Victorian era piece.