Express regal elegance and classic style with this white freshwater pearl necklace. The necklace, featuring a round sterling silver clasp, hangs from the neck with grace and subtle beauty. Layer with other necklaces for a statement, or wear alone for a classic look. 18"L.
Sterling silver clasp
Dust with dry cloth.
Wallace Collections and Conservation Building contains a small sampling of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jewelry. The pieces are valued more for their beauty, or their historical associations, than their monetary worth. Precious and semiprecious stones - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topaz, and garnets - were as highly prized in the colonial period as they are today, as were gold and silver.