While I usually only sell designer costume jewelry, my friend recently had this special necklace appraised and ask that I help her sell it. It is vintage and was her moms from the 1970's. The following is a description from the professional appraisal (which will be given to the purchaser) .
One double strand necklace of Akoya-type cultured pearls and black onyx. The 23 inch pearl strand contains 65 8.5-8.0mm pearls, light cream with rose overtone, good luster, blemished, off round, good match. The 25 inch onyx strand contains 72 8.0mm beads. The 14k yellow gold clasp measures 25 x 15.2 x 11.8 mm. The pear shape is formed with twisted wire and the "leaf" has a line graved finish.
Personally, I love this piece and would be thrilled to be able to wear it or have in my collection. It is truly and elegant classic. The claps is fabulous and unusual in its design and workmanship. The hand knotting is perfect.
The replacement value is $4,185.
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