Antique Teardrop Pearl Pendant with White Diamonds on South Sea Pearl Necklace

Antique Teardrop Pearl Pendant with White Diamonds on South Sea Pearl Necklace.



Antique Teardrop Pearl Pendant with White Diamonds on South Sea Pearl Necklace

PRESENTING one of the FINEST pieces from our Fine Jewelry Collection…………an Antique Teardrop Pearl Pendant with White Diamonds on South Sea Pearl Necklace.

This piece is an Early 20th Century Century piece….probably circa 1900.

It does not bear a makers mark but was UNDOUBTEDLY made by one of the very best jewelers of the time.

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It is marked for 14k white gold.

The chain is made of stringed South Sea Pearls with a 14k yellow gold clasp.

The Pendant is Pear shaped and has its central display a LARGE  pear shaped South Sea Pearl encased in a 14k yellow gold setting surrounded by circa 2ct of brilliant white diamonds.

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Natural pearls are nearly 100% calcium carbonate and conchiolin. It is thought that natural pearls form under a set of accidental conditions when a microscopic intruder or parasite enters a bivalve mollusk and settles inside the shell. The mollusk, irritated by the intruder, forms a pearl sac of external mantle tissue cells and secretes the calcium carbonate and conchiolin to cover the irritant. This secretion process is repeated many times, thus producing a pearl. Natural pearls come in many shapes, with perfectly round ones being comparatively rare.

Typically, the build-up of a natural pearl consists of a brown central zone formed by columnar calcium carbonate (usually calcite, sometimes columnar aragonite) and a yellowish to white outer zone consisting of nacre (tabular aragonite). In a pearl cross-section such as the diagram, these two different materials can be seen. The presence of columnar calcium carbonate rich in organic material indicates juvenile mantle tissue that formed during the early stage of pearl development. Displaced living cells with a well-defined task may continue to perform their function in their new location, often resulting in a cyst. Such displacement may occur via an injury. The fragile rim of the shell is exposed and is prone to damage and injury. Crabs, other predators and parasites such as worm larvae may produce traumatic attacks and cause injuries in which some external mantle tissue cells are disconnected from their layer. Embedded in the conjunctive tissue of the mantle, these cells may survive and form a small pocket in which they continue to secrete calcium carbonate, their natural product. The pocket is called a pearl sac, and grows with time by cell division. The juvenile mantle tissue cells, according to their stage of growth, secrete columnar calcium carbonate from pearl sac's inner surface. In time, the pearl sac's external mantle cells proceed to the formation of tabular aragonite. When the transition to nacre secretion occurs, the brown pebble becomes covered with a nacreous coating. During this process, the pearl sac seems to travel into the shell; however, the sac actually stays in its original relative position the mantle tissue while the shell itself grows. After a couple of years, a pearl forms and the shell may be found by a lucky pearl fisher.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl

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This is a STUNNING piece of Antique Jewelry of the HIGHEST QUALITY !

 

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Antique Teardrop Pearl Pendant with White Diamonds on South Sea Pearl Necklace.

The piece cost the private collector from New York a substantial sum in the 1970's.

It was purchased by her from a Fine Jeweler based in Manhattan and Long Island.

This jeweler would visit her at her home in Long Island on a weekly basis to show her fine pieces that she may have been interested in purchasing.

This is why she collected such a FINE RANGE OF HIGH QUALITY AND RARE JEWELRY.

If you are the type of person that likes to acquire ONLY THE FINEST THINGS and in particular jewelry that would have been fit to grace any of the top jewelry houses in the World, then this (and the Collections many other pieces) is for you !

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For Security Reasons and because of the value of this (and all our other jewelry) WE DO NOT KEEP ANY JEWELRY AT OUR SHOWROOMS.

All our jewelry is held in a safety deposit box in a Dallas Bank.

It is for this reason, that we require any interested buyer to:

(1) contact us in advance, giving 48 hours notice of a potential viewing,

(2) clearly indicate the piece or pieces they are interested in viewing, and

(3) agree on a mutually agreeable viewing 'venue', suitable and secure for any such viewing.

In the event of agreeing to purchase........possession of the piece will not be given over to the purchaser until such time as 'funds' have FULLY CLEARED in our Bank Account.

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We have used our best endeavors to describe the items correctly, based on the information provided to us.

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Antique Teardrop Pearl Pendant with White Diamonds on South Sea Pearl Necklace.

Provenance: From our PRIVATE FINE JEWELRY COLLECTION.

Price: $10,000.00. Sale Price Now: $8,000.00

 

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