Delicate and Feminine. This lovely necklace is made of cultured baroque pearls with a slight pink cast interspersed with round gold colored beads. There is a clasp with a mark “Patent 537985”, dating the patent for the clasp to 1895. The clasp and the beads were machine tested by a jeweler and tested as copper and zinc which is brass. The necklace measures 24 inches long. Condition is remarkably good; I see no damage. This item would be a perfect gift as that "something old" for a bride.