Vintage Pearl Earrings

Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings

Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings
Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings
Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings
Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings
Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings
Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings
Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings
Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings
Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings
Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings
Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings
Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings

Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings    Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings

WELCOME TO MY PRIVATE MUSEUM. FINE & UNIQUE ITEMS HAND SELECTED FOR THEIR RARITY. I'M CERTAIN ONLY BUT A FEW OF YOU REMEMBER THE GORGEOUS DEPARTMENT STORE NEAR DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES CALLED; BULLOCK'S WILSHIRE BUT AT MY AGE OF 86, IT WAS A LOS ANGELES STAPLE FOR ANYTHING OF QUALITY EVER SINCE MY MOVING TO THE AREA IN 1957.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, THEIR JEWELRY DEPARTMENT WAS NO EXCEPTION CARRYING THE VERY FINEST IN JEWELRY MADE OF HEAVY GOLD AND ALWAYS CONTAINING THE BEST GEMSTONES. AT THE TIME, THEY WERE ONE OF YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR GREAT PEARLS AND THESE OUTSTANDING EARRINGS DESIGNED BY THE IMPORTANT FIRM OF MEHRLUST JEWELERS IN NEW YORK AND RETAILED AT BULLOCK'S WILSHIRE ARE A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHY ANYONE WHO EXPECTED THE BEST OF EVERYTHING, INCLUDING MYSELF, LOVED BULLOCK'S WILSHIRE! THESE FABULOUSLY STYLISH, CLASSIC AND TIMELESSLY ELEGANT EXTRA HEAVY ALL SOLID 14K REAL YELLOW GOLD EARRINGS WERE CRAFTED IN THE EARLY 1960's AND ARE SUPERLATIVE TO ANYTHING MADE TODAY. NOW-A-DAYS, WITH GOLD PRICES MANY TIMES MORE COSTLY THAN THEY WERE OVER 5 DECADES AGO, NEW JEWELRY, IF EVEN MADE IN REAL GOLD, IS MASS PRODUCED IN LOW KARAT, IS THIN AND LIGHT WEIGHT WITH A HORRIBLY FLIMSY FEELING AS IT'S MOSTLY HOLLOW CAST OFF AN ASSEMBLY LINE IN CHINA. YOU'LL NEVER FIND EARRINGS OF MORE SUBSTANTIAL A WEIGHT THAN THESE VINTAGE HEIRLOOMS WITH THEIR IMPRESSIVE WEIGHT OF 13 GRAMS AND I HAVEN'T EVEN GONE INTO THE DIFFERENCE IN PEARL QUALITY BETWEEN THESE SENSATIONAL GENUINE SALT WATER TOP GRADE AKOYA CULTURED PEARELS FROM JAPAN WITH THEIR MESMORIZINGLY SILKY SMOOTH, EXQUISITE WHITE TONED, IDEAL ROUND FORM, TOP GRADE, THICK AND LUSTEROUS SKIN OR SURFACE CALLED THE; NACRE AND PLEASING SIZE WITH EACH MEASURING BETWEEN 7 TO OVER 8 MILLIMETERS IN DIAMETER WHEN COMPARED TO THE JUNKY AND WORTHLESSLY CHEAP FRESH WATER PEARLS COMING OUT OF CHINA TODAY THAT ARE OFTEN MISS SHAPEN, HAVE A GRITTY AND LIFELESSLY DULL ULTRA THIN NACRE THAT PEELS, FLAKES, CHIPS, CRACKS AND DISCOLORS QUICKLY WITH LITTLE WEARING.

I CAN'T EXPRESS HOW TRUE THE OLD SAYING OF; "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR" TRULY IS WHEN IT COMES TO FINE JEWELRY EXCEPT TO ADD THAT YOU GET FAR MORE THAN WHAT YOU PAY FOR WITH THE BEST IN FINE ESTATE, VINTAGE & ANTIQUE JEWELRY LIKE THIS! IF YOU KNOW QUALITY THEN THERE'S LITTLE I NEED TO EXPLAIN BUT IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILAR WITH THE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES OF FINE JEWELRY CRAFTED EVEN A DECADE AGO, LET ALONE OVER 5 DECADES AGO, THEN PLEASE GRASP THAT YEARS AGO, GOLD WAS PRICED AT A SMALL FRACTION OF WHAT IT IS TODAY SO JEWELERS DIDN'T WORRY ABOUT HOW MUCH OR HOW WEIGHT THE GOLD WAS THAT THEY WERE USING TO CREATE A DESIGN, THAT EVEN JUST A COUPLE OF DECADES AGO, TRUE FINE JEWELRY WAS HAND DETAILED AND CRAFTED BY MASTER JEWELERS WHO HAD A PRIDE AND PASSION THAT IS NOW A LOST ART AND LASTLY, THAT THE JEWELERS OF YESTERYEAR LOVED SOURCING THE BEST GEMS THEY COULD FIND KNOWING THAT THE PIECES THEY METICULOUSLY CRAFTED WERE MEANT TO LAST AS THEIR LEGACY AND NOT JUST PRODUCED TO BE THIS SEASON'S FAD LIKE WHAT'S BEING MADE TODAY IN CHINA. OLD TIME JEWELRY MAKERS LOVED SUPPLYING THEIR LOYAL CUSTOMERS WITH PIECES MADE TO LAST A LIFETIME. WITH THESE EARRINGS, EVERY ASPECT OF QUALITY IS OBVIOUS AS EVEN THE HINGED OMEGA CLIP BACKINGS, THAT FIT OVER THE EXTRA STURDY PIERCED EAR POSTS, ARE MADE OF A STRONG AND THICKLY GAUGED 14K GOLD. THE POSTS ARE EQUALLY DURABLE AND DON'T BREAK OR BEND LIKE THE DELICATE POSTS I SEE ON MODERN EARRINGS THAT CAN CRUSH WITH JUST A LITTLE PRESSURE FROM SIMPLY PUTTING THE POST THROUGH YOUR EAR.

THERE'S NOTHING FLIMSY ABOUT THESE AND I CAN CERTAINLY ATTEST TO THE WELL DESERVED COMPLIMENTS THAT THESE HAVE ALWAYS RECIEVED ANY TIME I'VE WORN THEM. IF YOU FIGURE A COST PER COMPLIMENT, THEN THESE WILL BE THE BEST BARGAIN YOU'LL EVER FIND! THERE'S NOTHING DATED ABOUT THEM AS THEIR TRADITIONAL, CLASSIC AND ELEGANT ROPE TWIST DESIGN IS TIMELESS AND JUST AS FASHIONABLE TODAY AS THEY WERE IN THE 1960's.

THEY HAVE A WONDERFULLY CONTEMPORARY LOOK BUT EVERYONE KNOWS THEY MUST BE VINTAGE AS NEW EARRINGS NEVER HAVE THIS AMOUNT OF QUALITY OR UNPARALLELED ATTENTION TO DESIGN DETAIL. YOU CAN TELL BY JUST LOOKING AT THEM THAT THEY ARE CRAFTED BY A GREAT DESIGNER IN HIGH KARAT REAL 585 PURITY SOLID 14KT GOLD WITH GREAT QUALITY CULTURED PEARLS AND THAT THEY ARE UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND, CUSTOM CREATIONS DONE BY A TALLENTED NEW YORK DESIGNER. THESE ARE EXACTLY WHY I, AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER LADIES, LOVED SHOPPING AT BULLOCK'S WILSHIRE AND WHY WE ARE ALL SO SADDENED THAT SUCH STORES ARE ONLY A MEMORY OF A BYGONE ERA. I DO NEED TO MENTION THAT THESE ARE DROP DANGLES THAT HAVE A SENSUOUS MOVEMENT OF A GENTLE SWAY WITH EVERY STEP ONE TAKES. THEY DON'T GO CRAZY SWINGING ALL OVER THE PLACE KNOCKING YOU UP SIDE THE HEAD OR A DISTRACTION AS THERE'S TOO MUCH MOVEMENT TO THE POINT YOU WORRY ABOUT THEM FALLING OFF (WHICH WON'T HAPPEN WITH THEIR EXTRA STRONG HINGED OMEGA SPRING ACTION CLIPS AND POSTS).

THEY CERTAINLY ARE NOT THE TYPE OF EARRING THAT CAUSES DISCOMFORT BUT SIMPLY LOVELY DANGLES THAT PROVIDE A SLIGHT AND DELICATELY ELEGANT MOVEMENT THAT'S JUST ENOUGH TO CATCH AN ADMIRER'S EYE. I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THEY ARE ALSO DESIGNED TO WHERE THE POSTS ARE LONGER THAN MOST, I LEFT THEM THAT WAY AS IT NEVER BOTHERED ME AND I KNEW THAT IF I EVER PARTED WITH THEM THAT ANYONE WITH THICK LOBES WOULD APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT NOT ONLY ARE THE POSTS A TAD LONGER THAN USUAL BUT THAT THE SUPPORT BAR FOR THE HINGE OF THE OMEGA IS ALSO A BIT LONGER WHICH MAKES THEM A LOT MORE COMFORTABLE THAN EARRINGS THAT GRAB TOO TIGHTLY. IT'S JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW HIGH QUALITY VINTAGE PIECES ARE WELL THOUGHT OUT WITH COMFORT BEING JUST AS IMPORTANT AS STYLE SOMETHING DESIGNERS TODAY SEEM TO FORGET. EACH EARRING IS HALLMARKED "14K" AND WITH THE "(LOGO)" OF MEHRLUST OF NEW YORK. THESE EXCEPTIONAL EARRINGS ARE OF A NICE WEARABLE SIZE WITH EACH MEASURING 1 & 3/8 INCHES IN LENGTH SO THEY ARE AN IDEAL LENGTH FOR DAY OR EVENING AND CAN BE WORN WITH EVERYTHING FROM JEANS AND A TEE-SHIRT FOR A TRIP TO THE SUPERMARKET OR WITH A BALL GOWN ON THE RED CARPET.

YOU CAN WEAR THESE TO WORK AND THEN TO DINNER PLUS THE STURDY SPRING ACTION OMEGA BACKS MAKE THEM PERFECT FOR DANCING AS WELL, YOUR PARTNER CAN TWIRL YOU ROUND AND ROUND WITHOUT THE FEAR OF CHASING AFTER A FLYING EARRING. THE CONDITION IS EXCELLENT AS I'M VERY GENTLE ON MY JEWELRY SO THERE ARE NO DENTS OR DINGS, NO SCRATCHES, NO SIGNS OF WEAR AND EACH OF THE PEARLS REMAIN AS FLAWLESS TODAY AS THEY WERE 5 DECADES AGO. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER USE ANY HARSH CLEANERS SUCH AS AMONIA, ACETONE, CLEANSER, ETC ON PEAERLS OR ANY FINE JEWELRY.

ONE MISTAKE MANY LADIES MAKE WITH THEIR PEARLS IS WEARING THEM AND THEN, APPLYING A SPRAY PERFUME OR EAU DE TOILET. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS APPLY PERFUME FIRST, LET IT AIR AND THEM PUT ON YOUR PEARLS AS THE OILS IN PERFUME CAN STAIN AND CHANGE THE COLOR OF A PEARL WHILE DULLING THEIR LUSTER. EVEN WORSE ARE EAU DE ANYTHING AS IF A PRODUCT HAS ALCHOHOL AS ANY INGREDENT, AVOID IT MAKING CONTACT WITH YOUR PEARLS.

ALCHOHOL DRIES OUT A PEARL AND KILLS THE LUSTER, PERMINENTLY DAMAGING THE NACRE. I ONLY USE WARM SOAPY WATER ON MY PEARLS IF THEY EVER NEED CLEANING OR, EVEN BETTER, SHOULD YOUR PEARLS EBVER NEED CLEANING, TAKE THEN TO A GOOD JEWELER, ONE THAT SELLS VERY FINE JAPANESE PEARLS.

I HOPE THIS INFORMATION SAVES AT LEAST ONE OF YOU THE UPSET OF RUINING YOUR FAVORITE PEARLS. DOING THESE SIMPLE THINGS WILL KEEP YOUR PEARLS HAPPY, LIVELY AND LUSTEROUS JUST LIKE THESE. I HOPE YOU WILL LOVE AND CHERISH THESE GORGEOUS ALL SOLID 14K REAL YELLOW GOLD AND FINE JAPANESE AKOYA SALT WATER CULTURED PEAR EARRINGS JUST AS I HAVE FOR THE PAST MANY YEARS.

THEY ARE TRULY SPLENDID, OF IMMENSE QUALITY, OF UNSURPASSED BEAUTY AND WELL WORTHY OF HANDING DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. THANK YOU, ENJOY AND HAPPY EBAYING. AFTER CLICKING IT, JUST CHOOSE "OTHER" AND YOU CAN CONTACT ME DIRECTLY. I LOVE MY LITTLE TREASURES BUT MY ONLY REAL CONCERN IS THAT MY DEARLY LOVED HEIRLOOMS ARE WELL CARED FOR SO THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL SOMEDAY KNOW WHAT TRUE QUALITY ONCE LOOKED LIKE INSTEAD OF NOW WITH EVERYTHING BEING MASS PRODUCED ON AN ASSEMBLY LINE AND IMPORTED FROM CHINA. YES, LONG AGO, FINE THINGS REALLY WERE HAND CRAFTED BY TRUE ARTISAN GOLDSMITHS THAT HAD PRIDE AND HONOR WITH EVERY FINELY DETAILED PIECE THEY CREATED.

I TAKE GREAT CARE IN PROVIDING AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION THAT CONTAINS AS MUCH INFORMATION AS I CAN. THESE ARE SURELY SOME OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE PIECES AND I KNOW THAT THE FIRST MOMENT YOU UNPACK THE ACCOMPANYING BLACK VELVET JEWELRY BOX, YOU'LL FULLY UNDERSTAND WHY THESE ARE SUCH PRECIOUS AND DEAR OBJECTS AND SO HIGHLY DESIRED BY ANY WHO LOVE UNIQUE ANTIQUE TREASURES. THANK YOU & ENJOY, BERNICE ELLEN! THERE'S SUCH A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JEWELRY OF NOW-A-DAYS AND WHAT WAS EVEN BEING CRAFTED A DECADE OR TWO AGO. SO MUCH NEWLY MADE JEWELRY IS ACTUALLY HOLLOW CAST SO IT'S VERY FRAGILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT WITH ALMOST NO PRECIOUS METAL VALUE.

THE PROBLEM WITH ANYTHING HOLLOW CAST IS THAT IT WILL DENT EASILY, NOT WITHSTAND DAILY ENJOYMENT, IT EASILY BENDS, BREAKS, CRUSHES AND CRUMBLES. THERE'S SIMPLY NOTHING WORSE THAN AN UNSUSPECTING CUSTOMER PAYING THOUSANDS OR EVEN TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR AN ENHANCED OR TREATED DIAMOND. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER BUT THAT'S NOT TRUE WITH ENHANCED OR TREATED DIAMONDS AS THERE ARE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT ENHANCED, LASERED, CLARITY TREATED AND FRACTURE FILLED DIAMONDS THAT CRACK IN HALF, CHIP EASILY, CRUMBLE TO DUST AND EVEN TURN GREY, BROWN OR AN UGLY BLACKISH COLOR SIMPLY FROM THEM BEING EXPOSED TO COMMON HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS.

IT'S A SHAME THAT SO MANY NEW JEWELERS HAVE OPTED FOR HIGH PROFITS OVER HIGH QUALITY. IT'S SIMPLY ONE MORE REASON TO OWN THE BEST YOU CAN IN FINE ESTATE, VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE JEWELRY! IT WAS BAD ENOUGH WHEN JEWELRY MAKERS STARTED USING 10K TO SAVE ON THE HIGH COST OF GOLD BUT LUCKY FOR ME, THAT JUST MAKES MY FAR MORE COSTLY 14K, 18K OR PLATINUM JEWELRY THAT MUCH MORE RARE, COSTLY AND SPECIAL TO THOSE OF US WHO EXPECT AND DEMAND TRUE QUALITY.

IT'S ALL THESE FACTORS THAT HAVE MADE PRECIOUS NATURAL DIAMOND, FINE GENUINE GEMSTONE AND HIGH KARAT PRECIOUS GOLD AND PLATINUM JEWELRY SUCH A DEEPLY PASSIONATE EXPERIENCE TO US WHO APPRECIATE AND UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCES. IT'S A SPECIAL PASSION ONE EXPERIENCES WHEN OWNING SOMETHING SO FABULOUS. I CAN SURELY ATTEST TO THE SIMPLE FACT THAT NATURAL DIAMONDS, FINE GEMS AND PRECIOUS METAL JEWELRY IS FAR MORE COSTLY TODAY THAN IT WAS EVEN 5 YEARS AGO. IT'S ONLY NATURAL DIAMONDS, REAL UNENHANCED GEMS AND SOLID SILVER, GOLD OR PLATINUM JEWELRY THAT INCREASE IN VALUE ANNUALLY AND THE BEST WEARABLE INVESTMENT YOU CAN HAVE. TRUE 100% NATURAL DIAMONDS AND GEMS ARE SO TREASURED BECAUSE THEY DISPLAY ALL THE NATURAL AND UNSURPASSED BEAUTY THAT ONLY NATURE HERSELF CAN PROVIDE.

I TYPICALLY USE THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE U. WITH THEIR HIGHER INSURABLE LIMITS. AND IT IS RATHER COSTLY.

POSTAL SERVICE, UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OR ME DIRECTLY. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES HAVE LOW VALUE LIMITS. WHICH IS WHY ANY ITEM EXCEEDING THE LIMITATION SET BY U.

WILL BE MAILED THROUGH U. CERTAIN COUNTRIES HAVE REGULATIONS LIMITING THE IMPORTATION OF ART, ANTIQUES, WATCHES, ONE OF A KIND ITEMS AND/OR JEWELRY. PLEASE VERIFY THAT YOUR COUNTRY ALLOWS THE IMPORTATION OF THE ITEM YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING. (MYPRIVATEMUSEUM) IS YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, ACCEPTANCE AND AGREEMENT THAT SHALL THEREFOR CONSTITUTE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY.

THANK YOU, DONAHUE ANTIQUESENTIRE AGREEMENT. A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME.

I have been in the business for just myself well over 30 years. I began as a young girl working in my grandparent's store and later for my parents.

I've had several of my very own stores over these past many years but now with rents out of the realm of reality & my age creeping up on me, I have closed the last of them. I do not & will not sell fakes or new reproductions of anything.

All my items are 100% as described & the pictures prove it! Any damage or imperfection is noted and all items are mailed with an invisible ID mark that only I know of. This will eliminate anyone trying to item switch a broken treasure with my perfect piece.

I will try to accommodate all requests on 1st come, 1st served daily basis. Everything is very carefully packed as I love my things & want you to enjoy them in the same condition as I have. I hope everything is very plain & simple to understand but do not be shy about asking anything should you require additional info or details. I hope you enjoy each & every item as most are from my private collection. The item "VINTAGE REAL 14K GOLD+JAPANESE AKOYA CULTURED SALT WATER PEARL DANGLE EARRINGS" is in sale since Thursday, July 21, 2016.

This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Earrings\Gemstone". The seller is "myprivatemuseum" and is located in Pomona, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Bullock's Wilshire
  • Style: Drop/Dangle
  • Main Stone Color: White
  • Main Stone Shape: Round
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Metal: Yellow Gold
  • Main Stone: Pearl
  • Fastening: Omega back
  • Gold Color, Karat & Purity: Yellow, Solid 14K~14KT, 585 Purity
  • Weight (The Pair): 13 Grams (Almost1/2 Ounce)
  • Item: Earrings
  • Drop: Dangle
  • Pearl Size: Between 7mm and 8+mm
  • Pearl Color: White
  • Luster & Surface: Outstanding
  • Earring Length & Width: 1&3/8 Inches Long by 1/2" Wide
  • Earring Type: Post ~ Pierced (Easily Converted To Clip-On)
  • Base Metal: 14k
  • Total Carat Weight (TCW): N/A
  • Circa: 1960's
  • Designer: Mehrlust Jewelers N.
  • Main Stone Creation: Cultured
  • Main Stone Treatment: NONE
  • Pearl Origin: Japan
  • Pearl Grade: Akoya AA

Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings    Vintage Real 14k Gold+japanese Akoya Cultured Salt Water Pearl Dangle Earrings