AN EXCEPTIONAL THREE-STRAND PEARL NECKLACE
Comprising three strands of slightly graduated pearls measuring approximately from 6.30 to 10.70 mm. to the vari-cut diamond cluster clasp, 43.0 cm., with French assay marks for platinum and gold
Clasp only signed Cartier, Paris, no. 01583
With certificate 019089 dated 26 September 2001 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that the 161 pearls are natural saltwater pearls
Also accompanied by an appendix stating:
Pearls are one of nature's most unique contribution to the gem and jewellery industry. A precious off-spring of mollusc's, pearls may be found in diverse locations over much of the globe, in both fresh and salt-waters.
Over the years, over fishing and water pollution resulted in natural pearls becoming increasingly scarce. This is to such an extent that most of the pearls worn today are grown with the assistance of man and are commonly known as cultured pearls.
The natural pearl necklace described in the above mentioned report is truly exceptional. The three row necklace contains one hundred and sixty-one natural saltwater pearls which display a high lustre and very good surface condition accented by a delicate pink overtone. Furthermore, the quality and homogeneity of the pearls are remarkable and can be compared to some of the finest peals that have been seen at the Gübelin Gem Lab.
Such a combination of attributes is very rarely encountered in natural pearls and combine to create a necklace of unique importance.