These 85 X 4-4.5 mm culture pearls are a good colour they are even with few blemishes.They are strung on silk the last 4 pearl each side are knotted the necklace is held together with a 9ct gold pear snap also set with single pearl centre.
Lovely necklace made of black Biwa freshwater pearls with a peacock iridescent effect. Biwa pearls are made of solid nacre, they are not cultured with a bead and form in random shapes as can be seen. The clasp is made of 9ct gold.
The necklace has a total of 3 rows and one of them is a mixture of pearls and 9 ct gold spheres: the 9 ct gold can also be found withing the necklace clasp, hallmarked. The bracelet is a very fine piece with a 9 ct gold clasp hallmarked.
You have an opportunity to purchase this beautiful Mappin & Webb 16" Pearl Necklace, the pearls are approx 7mm in diameter and the necklace is secured with an 9K Gold clasp. This is a pre-owned item that has been kept in it's original box and hasn't been worn often so is in very good condition.
Mappin & Webb have been Royal Warrant holders to the Royal Family since 1897, and are proud to maintain warrants to both Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. They have been silversmiths to all of the United Kingdom’s sovereigns, and have served five monarchs over a continuous period of 115 years, so your not just buying a piece of jewellery your buying into British Heritage.