This Art Deco era pearl necklace is fastened by a custom-made, platinum and diamond clasp with details simply not found in today's jewelry.
The pearls graduate in size from 4mm to 8mm in diameter.
The pearls are a light golden hue with very good luster. Some of the pearls have natural surface blemishes that occurred during formation.
The details of the pearl clasp are incredible. Click the image and zoom in to really appreciate the different patterns on the gallery, each engraved by hand.
Take a moment to admire the craftsmanship of this tiny pearl clasp. The diagonal gallery reinforcements, the hand-chased details of various patterns, the millegrain bezeling...It's just such a tasty piece.
The pinch-style tongue is fully-secured by the antique, thumbnail safety latch.
"73D" is etched, by hand, onto the reverse side of the clasp, indicating the total diamond weight of 0.73 carat.