Description

    Cultured Pearl, Gold Bracelet, Mikimoto
    The bracelet is composed of cultured pearls ranging in size from 6.50 - 6.95 mm, forming three knotted strands with 14k gold separator accents, completed by a 14k gold clasp, highlighted by a cultured pearl measuring 4.53 mm, maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 36.80 grams.
    Dimensions: 6-1/4 inches x 1 inch


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Mikimoto
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Pearl Type: Akoya
    Pearl Surface: Blemished
    Pearl Shape: Round
    Pearl Color: Cream
    Pearl Overtone: Rose
    Pearl Luster: Fine
    Pearl Count: 70
    Pearl Size: 4.53 mm, 6.50 - 6.95 mm
    Notes: Beautiful set that lives up to the high standards expected from Mikimoto. Some blemishing consistent with wear. Accompanied by a lined jewelry case signed Mikimoto.


    Mikimoto: The name Mikimoto is synonymous with the highest quality Japanese cultured pearls available. Its founder, Kokichi Mikimoto, was an early pioneer in the concept of pearl farming. While he was not the first to invent the culturing process, Mikimoto did refine it, patenting his technique. He is recognized as the master of the culturing process. The need for culturing pearls arose out of the demise of the natural pearl market in 1930, when over-fishing and pollution devastated pearl beads. Today, cultured pearls are farmed worldwide with Japan, China, Australia and Thailand the leading producers.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    29th Monday
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