The multi-strand pearl Elektra Necklace is a gorgeous piece of jewellery. Classic, dreamy, typically English, the personification of innocence or mischief, high profile and high fashion: think Diana, Princess of Wales; and Marianne Faithful in that cool 1970s photograph, all pearls, blonde hair and black mascara; and Jackie Kennedy in First Lady mode; and Audrey Hepburn of course; Queen Alexandra, who wore pearls from stiff neck to wasp waist; and the lovely young Princess Margaret, who in her glamorous youth often wore the five-strand pearl choker given to her by Queen Mary on her 18th birthday. The list is endless, and the fine pearl choker—which the French also adore, calling it ‘collier de chien’—reinvents style for glamorous women in every age.
So why is the multi-strand pearl choker always both haute couture and de rigueur, a favourite piece since time immemorial? Because it is so very beautiful, focusing attention to the face, which it highlights with the gleam of the pearls, adding womanly charm, demure grace or girlish insouciance, even lightness to masculine tailoring. Wear with a Dior ball dress or a pair of jeans, a city suit—or one of the fabulous Really Wild dresses pictured here.
This stunning Elektra Necklace is designed to beautify the neck with five strands of lustrous, high quality natural round pearls, set with globes of 14ct yellow gold and finished with a 14ct yellow gold clasp. The design is stunning, the yellow gold and natural pearls working together to create a precious, glamorous effect. There are more than 450 pearls and 40 globes of gold in the necklace.
The pearls are 5mm, interspersed with small seed pearls which create the six upright bars and craft the choker itself.
This lovely piece of jewellery will arrive in a smart case for presentation, and can be gift wrapped and sent with your personal message if required. As with all our precious gem jewellery, it carries a 100% money back guarantee, and an insurance valuation certificate at the full retail price (not the Club price, which is of course significantly lower).
RRP £1,475. CCUK £629. Free UK mainland delivery.
For the matching pearl and 14ct gold cuff, see code PC16CC04.