South Sea pearls are cultured pearls, and the South Seas, as they are romantically called, is actually the coast off Australia. They come from a larger mollusc than traditional cultured or fresh-water pearls, and therefore can produce larger pearls-sometimes up to 20mm in diameter. Naturally , the finest and largest necklaces are very expensive indeed. Some of the molluscs are black-lipped, producing silvery-grey to black pearls, as these are, some gold-lipped, producting gold-colured pearls. This is an attractive necklace in wear, although the pearls have some markings and blemishes-hence the price, graduating 8-12 mm, with diamond rondels, and an 18kt and diamond bow clasp. The total length is approximately 20 inches: 51 cms.
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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