1920s Akoya Graduated Round Cultured Pearl NecklaceIrene Byrne & Co
We currently have a collection of vintage and antique pearl necklaces, so if you have been meaning to invest in a pearl necklace, now is a good time to come and try some on. If you do not already know, we offer lay-by with various payment options. This pearl necklace is an 83 Akoya pearl strand, set with graduated pearls and a sterling silver and marcasite clasp. The pearls have a beautiful lustre.
Gemstone: Akoya Cultured Pearl
Type: Graduated Round
Pearl Size: 4.40 to 8.50 mm
Lustre: Very Good
Pearl Count: 83
Clasp: Sterling Silver and Marcasite Clasp
Ian Abeshouse Valuation
Gone were the empire gowns of the Edwardian Era and in came the shorter, more free flowing flapper dresses with their dropped waists and flirty intentions. As a result the jewellery changed to compliment the latest fashion trends. While old cut gems were still being used, yellow gold was being fazed out and white gold and platinum were taking over the jewellery industry creating long necklaces with tassels on the end (satouirs), line bracelets and elongated earrings to stand out against short cropped hair. Rings were perfectly symmetrical and often featured contrasting stones which really added to the whole new look of the “Jazz Age”.