Size: Graduated: 5.05 mm (largest) to 1.88 mm (smallest)
Color: White to Near White/Pinkish
Location of Origin: Bahrain
Clasp Metal Type: 14K Yellow Gold
Unique Features: 18" Necklace; 184 Pearls
The pearls have been x-rayed by EGL USA (see Pearl X-Ray Report) & have an appraised retail replacement value of $7,220 (EGL USA Consultation of Appraisal dated January 24, 2017 and will be mailed to Buyer with necklace & case.) EGL USA was unable to verify that the smallest pearls comprising the last one inch of necklace are natural without removing them from the strand (the pearls would need to be unstrung in order to see inside). However, I can assure any buyer that the smallest pearls are also natural Bahraini saltwater pearls. Because EGL was unable to verify the smallest pearls as natural, the appraised value is based on a 16" necklace, rather than an 18" necklace.
Certificate: EGL USA (US 313642401P)
Price: $2,380 SOLD!
This beautiful & lustrous single strand of NATURAL Bahraini Persian Gulf pearls was given to my mother by Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa while my parents were residing in Bahrain in the mid 1950's to mid 1960's (my father was working for BAPCO & was a frequent guest at the Emir's social events).
The pearl necklace comes with it's original red velvet covered box case from Mudaifa Jewellery in Bahrain (Al-Mudaifa Jewellery was a world renowned jeweler in Bahraini pearls & luxury items, & is still in business today). The interior of the box is padded & lined with soft velvet & silk, & has elastic straps to secure the necklace in place. Note: There is a small yellowish stain to the interior silk lining of the jewelry case (upper right corner of the top lid). This could probably be cleaned & removed.
This is a truly RARE (round natural Basra pearls) & exquisite vintage Bahrain Persian Gulf Natural Pearl necklace with a rich history as a gift from Bahrain's 1st Emir, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa.