Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu

To be Sold on: 16th March 2021

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Four single-row cultured pearl and diamond necklaces, each necklace with a pavé set diamond spherical clasp, with screw fittings, the necklaces converting into two long necklaces or one opera-length necklace, the clasps stamped ‘750’ and ‘18K’, with original receipt from Mikimoto dated 1974, pearl diameters approximately 8mm; individual lengths approximately 54cm, 47.5cm, 43.5cm and 50cm; length as single opera necklace approximately 195cm. £2,000-£3,000

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Four single-row cultured pearl and diamond necklaces, each necklace with a pavé set diamond spherical clasp, with screw fittings, the necklaces converting into two long necklaces or one opera-length necklace, the clasps stamped ‘750’ and ‘18K’, with original receipt from Mikimoto dated 1974, pearl diameters approximately 8mm; individual lengths approximately 54cm, 47.5cm, 43.5cm and 50cm; length as single opera necklace approximately 195cm. £2,000-£3,000
The original pearl necklaces were remodelled to incorporate the four diamond set spherical clasps by Fred LEIGHTON, New York, in 2009; each clasp measures 10mm in diameter, and each comprising approximately 0.72 carats of diamond weight.

Condition Report

The pearls are uniform, approximately 8mm diameter, well matched with a creamy white colour and silky lustre. A few tiny indentations and some wrinkling to the nacre, but generally a good even surface to the pearls. Gross weight of necklace: approximately 160gm.
The four diamond spherical bead clasps have a twist action to open, stamped to the inside ‘18k’ and ‘750’ and all numbered ‘2’. Diameter of diamond clasps is approximately 9.5mm.