Vintage 14kt Diamond and Cultured Pearl Lavalier NecklaceVintage 14kt Diamond and Cultured Pearl Lavalier NecklaceVintage 14kt Diamond and Cultured Pearl Lavalier NecklaceVintage 14kt Diamond and Cultured Pearl Lavalier NecklaceVintage 14kt Diamond and Cultured Pearl Lavalier NecklaceVintage 14kt Diamond and Cultured Pearl Lavalier NecklaceVintage 14kt Diamond and Cultured Pearl Lavalier NecklaceVintage 14kt Diamond and Cultured Pearl Lavalier NecklaceVintage 14kt Diamond and Cultured Pearl Lavalier NecklaceVintage 14kt Diamond and Cultured Pearl Lavalier Necklace

This lovely cultured pearl and diamond necklace is in the lavalier style and I believe was made by renown pearl jewelry company American Pearl Company, circa 1950's. The American Pearl Company was founded in 1950 and still operates today. They are considered a premier pearl and jewelry company and their classic jewelry designs are sought after for their exquisite quality. This necklace has a makers mark of a single capital letter "A" which is found on the insert clasp as well as on the underside of the gold center lavalier section. I am calling this a lavalier style since it has the decorative panel with the cultured pearl and diamond drop in the center. I am not an expert on pearls but from what I could gather from my research, I think the above is true.

This vintage necklace features beautiful creamy white round cultured pearls along the neckline, each pearl measuring approximately 4-5mm and hand knotted in between. The 14kt filigree clasp connects the cultured pearls in the back and is marked as described above. They meet in the middle with a 2 inch section of 14kt gold studded with about 12 tiny white diamonds. The design of this central area reminds me of angels wings. The beautiful cultured pearl drop has a halo of larger sized white diamonds, again about 12 in total. This central cultured pearl is larger than the others and measures approximately 6-7mm. The surrounding diamonds and the other smaller diamonds that line the wings measure approximately 2 -3mm each. My guestimate for total diamond weight is about 1/2 of a carat. This necklace measures about 17 inches in length as you can see in the picture with the measure.

I think this is one of the loveliest vintage pearl necklaces I've seen in quite awhile. I think of debutantes, blushing brides, girls at the prom, wedding gowns, dressing up for a special event, etc when I look at this necklace. It is definitely a special necklace. This necklace was part of the same wonderful jewelry box I referenced in the recent ruby diamond stud listing. I can only imagine all the wonderful events this necklace has been a part of over the last 6 decades.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Also, if you have any information on the makers mark discussed above, I would be happy to have you share your knowledge. Thank you.

Item ID: 000794


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: yellow gold/white cultured pearls, Size: 17 inches

Vintage 14kt Diamond and Cultured Pearl Lavalier Necklace

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