Cultured Pearl Necklace 20 Inch Black Oval White Round Knotted Silk Silver Hook
Pearl necklace description
This is a lovely 20 inch necklace of black and white cultured freshwater pearls. These exciting pearls have a nice orient that reflects the light well. The two types of pearls are 6.5 – 7.8 mm white in a round shape and 5.6 – 6.5 mm black in an oval shape This princess length was created by my wife. She strung these on real silk with a knot tied between each pearl. The individual knots serve to keep the pearls from rubbing against one another. (It is best not to accept short-cut knotting that only knot between every other or even every 6 pearls as that will not protect the soft pearls from chaffing each other.) Being strung on real silk makes the strand hang beautifully. They lay on a ladies skin like a liquid, following all contours. The synthetic strings do not allow the same beauty as this natural silk does it better.
The fastener is an easy hook design created by the Thailand hill tribes. These clasp are silver and are usually made a bit richer than Sterling 925 with 950 as a common alloy that these metal smiths favor. A secure style that is simple to put on.
I love selling pearls because I love to see ladies wear them. They go well with everything from blue jeans to evening dresses and are always in style.
Here you see my wife May and I on an early morning ready for the rough stone market. This is a prime spot for buying stones from the miners at the Burmese border. May also strings pearl necklaces and bracelets on real silk with a knot tied between each pearl. You may choose the pearls, the length and the style with her as she is happy to make custom orders. Her queue is often one to three weeks to have your custom order ready for shipping.
Re-sizing or re-building to another size with the same gemstones is free!
Re-sizing one of our rings can often be done quite easily by hammering and re-polishing when only increasing by a size or so and there will be no noticeable delay in the shipping time. When we need to have the size decreased at all or increased by more than about one size then I have to ask you to be patient as it will need to re-enter the queue and will be ready for shipping in about 30 days. Right after you make the purchase be sure to message me about the new size before I have a chance to ship.
Thailand’s Gem Markets
Being a gemologist in Thailand makes providing you with the right gemstones a snap. Furthermore, the gem markets here are nothing short of amazing! We shop in four different gem districts across the country and the variety is world class. Additionally, a precision gem cutter is working for our operation. Of course, we also source fine gemstone rough with our worldwide network of contacts in the mining business.
Since I love to travel and shop for gemstones, I do act as a buyer’s guide to the gem markets for any visitor that would like assistance. Often I can meet you at a gem market or even pick you up at the airport to get our adventure started.
Custom cut gemstones
An essential part of our service is custom gemstone cutting. You may supply rough stones for us to have precision faceted or cabbed into the shapes that you desire. In addition, many gemstones that are already native cut will be improved in clarity and light return by a new precision cut.
Custom orders on gemstone cutting are normally ready in just two to three weeks. Message me with details of your gemstone requirements. I will provide the address along with special instructions on shipping stones to us.
Your gems or ours
Select gemstones from our site or send us yours for your own LEE jewelry piece. You may select the main stone plus the exact number of accent stones from right here. Please ask if you do not see exactly the gemstones you are looking for. In addition to our listed gemstones we have thousands more in stock that are ready yet are unlisted.
Please note that we are happy to work with your personal stones but do not have any insurance to protect them. Consequently, the stones will be at your risk only. When we use stones from our store for your custom order we back them for the purchase price. We do not guarantee or insure a stone that we did not sell. That said, it is not common that one breaks or is damaged in setting.
We are happy to make you a custom piece of jewelry with Sterling 925 silver or 18K yellow gold. You may also request that we use 999 silver or 965 yellow gold. Furthermore, you may decide on a combination of our metals such as a gold bezel in a silver ring.
Select your own style by browsing our online selection catalog with over 500 designs that we have previously created. As an alternative to our catalog you may send photos or even a picture of your sketches about your idea. A custom ordered piece is normally ready for shipping in 30 to 60 days. We will enter your special piece into the queue as soon as we have your stone selection and you have made your payment. Contact us with your ideas for a fast quote.