Gold Baroque Edison Pearls and
Vintage Spatter Beads
Fully knotted on silk, this is a set of gold baroque, cultured freshwater Edison pearls, alternating with graduated gold spatter, vintage glass beads.
Named Edison in the West, after the inventor of the lighthouse light, because they are so shiny! In the East they are known as ‘Starburst’ pearls. These freshwater pearls originate from China, where the oysters are nucleated using the same method as South Sea pearls.
This necklace is made with alternating graduated gold spatter glass beads dating from the late 1940s or early 1950s. The amber glass base bead is decorated with a spatter of dark gold glass which is melted into the surface creating a random spatter pattern.
The pearls measure from 10mm to 12mm and the beads graduate from 6mm to 13mm at the centre front. The necklace measures 53cms (21 inches).
The rocker clasp is 925 silver gilt. It opens by squeezing the etched silver bean, to reveal an opening into which you push the silver gilt bullet. Rather like a snapdragon flower! It is very secure.
The necklace is sold with a matching pair of drop earrings on gold-plated hook backs, for pierced ears.
To buy this Necklace and Earrings Set for £120
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