1950's Add-A-Pearl 14K Gold Chain Necklace

This classic add-a-pearl necklace boasts a six inch length of 2mm to 4mm white cultured pearls (54 in total), as well as 17" inches of very fine link 14K gold chain. Necklace has a 14K gold spring ring clasp, as well as a diamond shaped tag hallmarked "14K". Chain and clasp tested positive for 14K gold. Perfect choice for the bride to wear on her wedding day! Stunning and elegant.

This vintage 1950s pearl and 14K gold necklace has a very interesting provenance. It belonged to daughter of a Pittsburgh steel tycoon, Edward L. Parker, who knew the Carnegie's well and testified for the defense in the famous Sherman antitrust action against Andrew Carnegie in 1913. Mr. Parker also knew Winston Churchill well (In fact, Churchill gifted him an elaborate cigar humidor box made from sterling silver with a carved jadeite dragon handle (Which I have seen...Wow!). The family has a photo of Edward Parker playing badminton with Churchill (wearing Bermuda-style shorts, no less!) , circa WWII era. Winston Churchill visited Parker several times during World War II, regarding production of steel for the war industry for Great Britain.

Item ID: RL-4569

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: white, gold, Size: L

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