An incredible absolutely miniature seed pearl necklace Circa 1840-1850. This outrageous “wedding work” or “wedding pearl” necklace created a stunning spiral of interlocked strands of pearls on the original silk strands that have held them together since their original stringing. As we understand that the process of culturing pearls dates to the end of the 19th century (with Mikimoto’s invention in 1893) this rare necklace is composed of thousands of pearls that interlock in this manner. A perfect neutral, this outstanding necklace will be a landmark addition to any collection.
Materials and Features: pearls, silk, 14ct
Age/Origin: American, 1840-1850
Measurements: 18.6 grams, 19" length
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Please be careful, this is a delicate example.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.