Scottish River Pearls?

by Debbie


46" Chain with Pearls

Hello there,

I was having a look through your site because i was researching a necklace that I bought in a job lot of costume jewellery. I am UK based and do deal in antique jewellery. I have sold cultured pearls in the past but had not seen anything like these pearls before.

Just wondering if these might be Scottish River Pearls?

The chain is silver. I looks like it might have originally been a muff (guard) chain and perhaps one pearl or even two pearls got lost and hence the whole thing has been shortened? The spacing is
slightly adrift. It currently measures 46 inches long.

They were pretty dirty when I got them and have soaked them in a little pearl cleaner. I can only do one pic but will say as you turn them over the underside of have a duller and more yellowy look to them.

Thank you for looking.


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Sep 07, 2012
by: Anonymous

I was wondering if you still had this necklace. I know you posted a long while ago. If you do I would be interested in purchasing it from you. Please just comment back and let me know.

Dec 22, 2008
Unique pearl necklace
by: Kari

Dear Debbie,

I love your unique necklace. If they do happen to be natural pearls, I think it's neat that they didn't need to be drilled, but are in the cages instead.

I suggest contacting John Lochtie at CairnCross Jewerly store in Perth, Scotland (18 St. John Street, Perth, Scotland PH1 5SR) and ask his opinion about the pearls. He's had lots of experience with Scottish pearls and hopefully could help you determine if they are or not Scotish pearls.

You can read about my visit to the jewelry store in Perth and see photos of the famous Abernathy pearl on this page:

Debbie, thanks for taking the time to add your photo and comments. It would be fun to see any natural pearl necklaces you come across in your antique jewelry business.

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