Pearl tassel necklaces were very fashionable in the 1950s and 1960s. Most pearl tassel necklaces that were made in the 1960s were not as nice in quality or craftsmanship like ones made in the 1950s, and 1950s tassel necklaces are much harder to find.
The first thing Id like to point out about this necklace is the construction.
Note that all of the beads are not strung on cord but are individually strung on brass head pin loops; a very time consuming method of construction. This fancy pink creation has round and baroque acrylic pearls in pale light pink. Some of the pearls have a luminous finish and some are satin. Along the strands are very nice Austrian box cut crystals in rose pink and hand made, mouth blown, pink and white cane beads finished with a sugar texture. The tassel has matching beads in smaller versions as well. The necklace is finished with a hidden brass insert clasp, covered with a button pearl. This style of brass insert clasp is definitively from the early 1950s.
When clasped, the necklace is 28" or 71 cm long. The tassel is an additional 3" or 76 mm long. The necklace is in excellent clean condition with only microscopic hints of wear; nothing really visible to the naked eye. Some of the brass head pin loops have a darkened patina from age. The brass clasp is signed Japan.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation necklace box.