Metal Type: Yellow Gold Karat Content: 18K Pendant & Necklace Weight: 5.3 Grams Necklace Length: 16”
The, vintage antique, Natural Baroque Freshwater BIWA Stick Pearl is very well cut and polished with no flaws, chips, or surface scratches. It has vivid saturation and is a dazzling creamy-white color! Photos are taken under professional lighting and are magnified at 50x zoom to show details that may not be visible to the naked eye. The pendant is clearly hallmarked 750 on the loop, and is hung on a 1mm thick, 18K solid gold (not hollow), 16” cable-chain necklace that is also clearly hallmarked 14K on the sturdy lobster-claw clasp closure. When worn, the pendant drop is 35mm from the chain.
We travel across the United States to various Estate Sales acquiring only the finest and most rare antique, vintage, and modern pieces of jewelry. Each piece then undergoes a thorough process of examination, setting, restoration, cleaning, and polishing by a Master GIA Graduate Gemologist. All of our items have been tested and are guaranteed to be authentic Solid Gold—not plated or filled. Item will arrive in a brand-new natural redwood and leather gift box, ready to be gifted or worn today!
Pearls are some of the most unique and interesting gems on the market, and the Biwa pearl is no exception. Because each type of pearl forms in a specific type of oyster or mussel in a certain location, there are several different varieties, and each has its own appearance and characteristics. Biwa pearls are unusually shaped cultured pearls that come from the freshwater mussels found in Lake Biwa, Japan. Creating pearls is a fascinating process that requires much time and dedication. If a pearl is round, it is considered to be a traditional pearl. As for all the other irregular shaped ones, they are considered baroque. While baroque is the common term used to describe pearls that are not round, it is also one of the subtypes. It includes pearls shaped like elongated spheres. They are asymmetrical and their surface is dented and uneven. They are the ideal choice for bold women who want to show the world just how special they are. They are the absolute opposite of traditional pearls because each one has its very own shape and size. Also known as BIWA pearls, stick pearls are elongated, flat, and narrow. Their shape resembles sticks of various sizes. Stick pearl pieces are absolutely stunning. They can be easily used for statement pieces because of their particular shape. Known for their calming effect, pearls can balance one's karma, strengthen relationships, and keep children safe. The pearl is also said to symbolize the purity, generosity, integrity, and loyalty of its wearer. The amount of light the pearl reflects is truly breathtaking with a deep mirror like reflection and inner light luminous luster.
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