An important graduated single strand, natural saltwater pearl necklace from the McIntosh estate went to auction September 2013.
The necklace is composed of 74 finely matched cream colored pearls of fine luster.
In the 1930’s the McIntosh family worked with a natural pearl dealer in Chicago to create the exceptional strand. The necklace was so finely matched in color and graduation it took several painstaking years to complete and had remained in the family since the original purchase.
A strand of this quality and subtle graduation whose center pearl measures over 10.00 mm in diameter is extremely scarce amidst the already rarified world of natural pearls.