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Akoya Pearl Necklace, Circa 1970s

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This triple-strand cultured Akoya pearl necklace hails from the glamorous early 1970s. Think: Lauren Hutton, Halston, Studio 54. The necklace is entirely original and in pristine condition. The gleaming, lustrous cultured Akoya sea pearls range in size from 4.9 to 7.4mm. The pearls are round and nearly blemish-free with excellent shine and very few surface imperfections. The necklace measures 16.5mm in length. Typically, pearls are strung on silk with knots between each pearl. Here, the pearls have been strung without knots and this has an enormous impact on the drape; way the necklace hangs: without knots, the pearls have a liquidy flow, and the three strands move as one. Triple-strand cultured Akoya pearl necklaces are uncommon; those in such pristine condition from the Midcentury are even more so. A stunning collar of luminous pearls that is an eternal classic. çlasp marked with maker's mark (CP) and metal fineness (14k).
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