Editor’s Notes: The perfect pearl necklace with a contemporary feel for day and evening wear.
Product Information: A unique dyed grey freshwater pearl multi-stranded necklace. Hand-made by Claire van Holthe. Perfectly presented in a signature luxury gift box which is crafted by hand in the UK.
Size and Fit: Necklace measures 18cm long. Silver bar clasp. Eight pearl strands.
A little history… The Romans prized pearls more than diamonds and they were considered the ultimate symbol of wealth and social standing. The Greeks held the pearl in high esteem for its beauty and association with love and marriage. The Ancient Egyptians prized pearls so much they were buried with them. It was said that Cleopatra once dissolved a single pearl in a glass of wine and drank it – simply to win a wager with Mark Antony that she could consume the wealth of an entire nation in just one meal.
CLAIRE VAN HOLTHE Jewellery: London-based jewellery designer and maker Claire van Holthe developed her skills at the prestigious Sir John Cass College of Art. Famed for her use of exquisite natural coloured gems, Claire’s iconic jewels feature regularly in Vogue, Tatler, Grazia and Sunday Times Style.