C. 1980. From Tiffany Jewelry and our Estate Collection, this Paloma Piccasso necklace illuminates the neckline with 22 cultured Mabe pearls set in gleaming circles of 18kt yellow gold. 18kt yellow gold necklace. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
MABE PEARLS: With their big, showy dome, mabe pearls offer all the glamour of South Sea pearls at a much more affordable price. Cultivated with a flat back, mabe pearls are a favorite for fine earrings, rings and pendants.
(Color: White, Quantity: 22, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Size: 13-14 mm)