Pearl Necklace; BIWA Stick Pearl Necklace; Genuine Earth Mined, Natural Akoya Pearl in 18K Solid Gold; Gemstone Necklace; Pendant Necklace; Antique Jewelry; Vintage Jewelry; Estate Jewelry
Gemstone: Natural Baroque Freshwater BIWA Stick Pearl
Shape: Elongated Stick
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.
Flexible Layaway plans available for all items over $500.00! Please message me for more information if you have an interest and I will go over the terms and conditions for you.
Items purchased before 5pm are usually shipped same day unless customization or resizing was requested. Items are securely packaged, shipped via USPS with signature-required tracking, and sent directly to the customer for enjoyment. Appraisals available at customers’ request.
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Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
We are currently offering FREE Ring Resizing! Purchase a ring and we will have it sized, free of charge, by the master jeweler so that it is ready to be gifted or worn upon arrival!
Most rings can be sized a maximum of 3-4 sizes up or down depending on the style of the ring. Please indicate your desired size at checkout and allow up to 10 business days for my local expert jeweler to complete sizing.
**Please note that once rings have been custom sized and altered for you, they may not be returned. If you are unsure about an item it may be best to have it sized by your local jeweler just in case.
Yes! We are proud to offer flexible Layaway plans for all items over $500.00! Please message me for more information if you have an interest and I will go over the terms and conditions for you.
Yes, I offer shipping to many countries! Message me if you have additional questions regarding international shipping.
Shipping times will vary according to distance and individual country customs policies but will typically ship out the same day as cleared payment. Customs duties levied/VAT, if any, are the responsibility of the buyer.
We recommend using caution when cleaning your natural earth mined, untreated gemstone jewelry. We do not recommend using ultra-sonic machines or chemical cleaners which could alter the color and clarity of the gemstone.
Most stones respond well to mild detergent and warm water. Scrub them using a soft brush, preferably a baby brush with soft bristles. Avoid scrubbing too hard else you may end up scratching the stone. Rinse the stone and dry it gently with the help of a soft, lint-free cloth.
Each piece of jewelry purchased from GEMCITYGEMS 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.
Ring will arrive in a brand new natural redwood and leather ring box, ready to be gifted or worn today! Appraisals available at customers request.
I gladly accept returns and exchanges on items that have not been resized, altered, or customized. To proceed with a return or exchange, please contact me within 3 days of delivery. It is the buyers responsibility to securely ship the item back within 7 days of approved return.
I do not accept returns for Custom or Personalized orders. Any item altered or resized is final sale and is not eligible for return.
If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. If item shows wear, or is not returned in original condition, a 20% restocking fee will be deducted from the refund total.