Akoya Signed Matched Cultured Pearls Sterling Silver Brooch Pin
$75.00 What a beautiful an unusual vintage brooch! It is made of sterling silver and set with lustrous real Japanese Akoya cultured pearls. The pearls are a creamy color with hints of pink and aqua. This pin has a makers mark with logo but I can't make it out.... an eight in a circle?.. it is just gorgeous what ever the mark. The Akoya Pearls are a perfectly matched pair at 5 mm mounted on gracefully sweeping floral design with leaves. It can be hung on a chain from the either end of the pin or worn as a pin..This pin measures 2-1/2" long and about an inch wide. It is marked sterling on the cartouche on the back. It is in excellent near new and unused condition. There are no scratches on the silver or the pearls and no damage, the clasp works great.
Pearls are the only gems made by a living creature. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries. Because of this, pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable. Real pearls grow in the oyster and can be freshwater cultured or saltwater natural or cultured. Luster, inner glow, and color are just a few of the things one can learn to judge and see by in a pearl without testing. Nacre can be judged, but needs professional testing. A recommended read is the Gem Society's website section "Pearls", and how to judge them as consumer.
Subscribe to my Favorite Shop for a Sneak Peek at my items Before They Appear on 'Todays' Arrivals' Page.. due to the photo enhance process.
Jewelry items are combined for shipping discounts.
Any THREE ship for FREE if total is over $50.00. This is for multiple item orders.
We are a brick and mortar store, with a top A+ BBB rating..
Call us at 602-573-4975 with your credit card # and skip the hassle of the paper work if you prefer.
International buyers please use Pay Pal.
Pay Pal members may use the Bill Me Later option for one item or a group of items totaling $100 or greater and take up to six months to pay with no interest. Our shop is paid by Pay Pal and your purchase is shipped immediately.
Store Wide Sale! Make Offers
GOLD Sold ONLY Online! No gold at my brick and mortar store! Offers welcome, most reasonable offers accepted.