A Rare Antique Black Pearl Brooch, Akoya Japanese Pearls, Vintage Art Deco, circa 1950s. This pearl brooch is adorned with a stunning array of genuine Japanese Akoya Salt Water Pearls with a stunning black lustrous glow. The pearls range from about 6 to 3.5mm in diameter and there are 8 pearls in all. The setting is also beautifully fashioned from sterling silver with 14K gold wash. The pin is marked sterling in the back. The brooch measures about 1 9/16 inches long by about 7/8 inch wide and closes with the safety clasp. The piece is from an estate collection and is in lovely vintage condition. It is estimated to date circa 1950's, but could be a bit earlier or later.