Exquisite, Edwardian Platinum & 18ct gold, natural Seed Pearl chain, Length: 15″ / 38cm, Circa 1905
A beautiful, dainty Edwardian, 18ct gold and Platinum, natural Basra Pearl chain with bolt ring clasp. This pretty antique chain features twenty, 3mm natural pearls connected with gold wire at approx 20mm intervals on a curb link platinum chain.
Hallmarked: None – tested as platinum & 18ct gold
Tiny natural pearls from India were used extensively in antique Jewellery. Many of the pearls used were from the Pinctada radiata oyster found in the Persian Gulf, the Red seas and Sri Lanka.
Pearl is the traditional birthstone for June.
MEASUREMENTS: Lgth: 15″ / 38cm
WEIGHT: 3.5 grams
DATE: Edwardian (1901 to 1910)