The center of this vintage necklace is made of the most beautiful gem quality cultured pearls! They are hand knotted and the necklace finished with a solid 14k yellow gold chain.
Each of the 11 pearls is perfectly round with great luster and orient (play of color on the surface) and very smooth nacre. They are also uniform in size at about 5mm each.
The necklace measures 17" long. It is very well made, the 14k tag is soldered directly to the delicate curb chain near the clasp. This is not an easy task to accomplish.
Carefully tested, the necklace weighs approximately 2.4 grams and is in very good condition. Estimated to date from the 1980s.