Claire van Holthe Large Fresh Water Pearl Necklace


Extra Long Fresh Water Pearl Necklace

One of a kind, hand-made by Claire van Holthe.


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Editor’s Notes:  A modern take on the classic pearl necklace. The extra long length is perfect for wrapping around your neck several times to create different looks. The timeless, elegant baroque pearl necklace you’ll enjoy for life.

Product Information: One of a kind baroque pearl necklace made with ninety-one fresh water pearls separated by oxidised silver links. Hand-made by Claire van Holthe. Beautifully presented in hand-crafted gift boxes with signature Ancienne Ambiance purple ribbons.

Size and Fit: Necklace measures 40cm long (91 pearls). Oxidised silver links.

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. 

Legend has it, Cleopatra 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. Discover more about renowned Claire van Holthe in Jeweller Bio above.


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Jeweller Bio

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Claire van Holthe

Claire van Holthe has a passion for natural coloured gems and sources stones from around the world. Her hand-made designs, some reminiscent of ancient jewellery, are feminine, delicate and respectfully keep in mind the stones natural power and beauty. It is the stones cut and colour that interests Claire the most, she lets the stones speak for themselves and designs around their natural beauty.

In 2004 we commissioned London-based Dutch jewellery designer Claire van Holthe to make Ancienne Ambiance Jewellery incorporating ancient artefacts. We are now thrilled to showcase pieces from her Ancient Goddess inspired collection of one-off pieces.

Discover more about independent jeweller Claire van Holthe in blog post ‘Meet The Jewellers’ here…

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