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Natural Saltwater Button Pearl and Diamond Necklace


This antique silver-topped gold necklace is composed of thirty button pearls ranging in size, and more than eighteen carats of old mine-cut diamonds which frame them. A classic design, each graduating white natural saltwater pearl is surrounded by diamonds set in patinated silver, which acts as a dark stage on which the velvety natural pearls and scintillating diamonds complement each other. In timeless royal tradition from the world over, wear these rare and precious organic gems to reflect and enhance the natural beauty of the eyes and skin.


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Item #: N-19223
Country: England (attributed to)
Circa: 1880s-1890s
Size: 15” length
Materials: 30 Natural saltwater button pearls (measuring from 8.40mm to 9.00mm, 7.10mm to 5.00mm, 5.20mm, and 4.40mm); 300 Rose-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 18.30 carats); Silver-topped 15K gold
Documentation: Accompanied by certificate #5211280692 from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), dated November 23, 2020, stating that the 30 button pearls are natural saltwater in origin

Since the early 21st century, natural pearls have regained their place and extraordinary value as the most treasured and beloved of organic gems.