Vintage Pearl necklace on a 9ct gold Pearl and Ruby clasp.
A simple wearable row of marine cultured pearls or approximately 7 mm in diameter. The pearls have a good to fair lustre and many surface blemishes. The pearls are a little off round in places. The pearls are strung with a knot between each pearl.
The clasp is 9ct gold and set with one marine cultured pearl and 4 small Rubies. The clasp bears a hallmark for Birmingham, 1994 with a makers mark of TJ. The clasp is still tight and shows little wear. The main body of the clasp measures approximately 12 mm x 13 mm.
There is a bit of a mismatch between the pearls and the clasp as the clasp is of much better quality. I used to sell this clasp new for £175 when it was last available (around 10 years ago).
For a Pearl use and care guide, please read this blog post.
All vintage items have been worn and loved before they find their next owner, so they should always be worn or used with a little more care than a brand new piece. Some minor scratches are normal. All vintage pieces I sell have been thoroughly cleaned and lightly polished when required. If repairs are needed before it's offered for sale, they are completed sympathetically.
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