Bought at antique store for $800 and don't know if cultivated or not, but grainy to tooth. Beautiful and symmetrical. Heavy gold attachments to tassels (20 tassel strands per end. Very consistent ivory color with no visible flaws to the eye. Knotted between pearls at ends only- I think. Middle strand of pearls do not touch- connected by smaller pearls on outer strands. Large pearls that hold tassels are lighter in color than rest of pearls which all match perfectly to my eye. Curious as to possible maker. Any info would be helpful! Also, I don't know how to include a photo yet.