C. 2000. A mysterious treasure from the sea: this Estate pendant necklace showcases a 10mm black cultured South Sea pearl. Capped by spiraling silver, the near-round pearl casts its deep, dark iridescence. Suspends from a rope chain with a springring clasp. Sterling silver pendant necklace. South Sea pearls are unique and may vary.Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
Necklace Drop Width:
STERLING SILVER: Also known as "Standard Silver," sterling silver is silver alloyed with other metals to increase the hardness and durability. Generally, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Some sterling silver jewelry is plated with 14kt-18kt gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
ROPE: Chain links that are twisted or looped together in a pattern that creates a look similar to that of a rope.
SPRINGRING CLASP: Invented in the early 1900s this diminutive device is highly effective. It's a hollow circular metal fastener with a spring opening. This keeps the clasp closed.
Cultured South Sea Pearl
SOUTH SEA PEARLS: With a dramatic 9mm-20mm size and glowing satiny luster, South Sea pearls are among the rarest and most coveted of cultured pearls. Found in shades of white, silver and gold, South Sea pearls are an exquisite sight in jewelry designs.
(Color: Black, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Near-round,
NEAR-ROUND: A pearl that visually appears almost round.
Size: 10 mm)