This natural 3 strands of seed pearls necklace is very lustrous white color and in great antique condition. It has a yellow gold barrel clasp, marked 14 Kt.
Seed pearl jewelry was popular from the last quarter of the 18th century and throughout the 19th century. By the mid-1800s, seed pearls were in high demand. They often associated seed pearl jewelry with purity. They were especially fashionable as bridal gifts.
Seed pearls were named such due to their miniature size, like that of a seed you would plant in your garden. It required tremendous patience and skill to carefully drill holes through them for stringing.
Size: 1-1.5 mm, 16" Long
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