Gold and pearl necklace

    SKU: cmcj42520

    £90.00 Members' price *

    About

    The design of this real pearl necklace has been inspired by a painting owned by the Marquess of Tavistock and Trustees of the Bedford Estate.

    The necklace forms part of a collection has been designed exclusively for the British Museum by Caroline Haelterman of the Real Pearl Company. Using Elizabethan paintings, inspired film and extensive research, the collection has been designed to recreate the opulence of Elizabethan fashion jewellery.

    Having invested heavily in their own pearl farm in China, The Real Pearl Company creates real pearl jewellery, such as this necklace. The pearls used here are of the freshwater cultured variety.

    Ideal as a gift, the necklace is supplied in a presentation box.

    Care

    Pearls are soft and delicate because they are organic and produced by a living thing. However when well cared for, they will maintain their lustre for centuries. The best way to maintain their lustre is to wear the pearls often, and wipe them down with a soft cloth afterward- pearls absorb the oils from skin, which helps keep them moist. Pearls should be stored in a cloth pouch or jewellery bag, separated from other jewellery to prevent nicks or chipping. The pearls should not come in contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume, chlorinated water, or other harsh chemicals. To keep them clean, let them be the last item put on when dressing, and the first item taken off at the end of an evening.

    Specification

    Product code: cmcj42520
    Gift recipient: For her
    World culture: Elizabethan England
    Material: Freshwater cultured pearls, 9ct gold details.
    Size: 8mm pearls, 17" length.
    Weight: 0.18kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

    Every purchase supports the Museum

    Delivery & returns

    Delivery charges: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order. The order total is displayed on the payment page before you confirm your order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 14 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

    Premium delivery: is available at the checkout for UK addresses only.

    For more information, please see our full Delivery policy here

    Returns
    If for any reason you are not entirely happy with books and other products purchased from the shop, we will refund the value of the goods supplied. Please contact Customer Services directly on 0800 218 2222 (or from abroad on +44 (0)20 7079 0970) for individual advice.

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, unless they are faulty.

    For more information, please see our full Returns policy here