Description

    Cultured Pearl, Gold Bracelet, Mikimoto

    The bracelet is composed of cultured pearls measuring approximately 5.00 - 5.50 mm, forming three strands, completed by a 14k gold clasp. Maker's mark for Mikimoto.
    Length: 7 inches


    Condition Report*:

    Bracelet
    Pearl type: Akoya
    Pearl shape: round
    Pearl color: white
    Overtone: rose
    Luster: high
    Surface: slightly blemished
    Pearl count: ~63
    Pearl size: 5.00-5.50
    Cataloguer notes: good luster, rose silver overtones, marked 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
    December, 2006
    4th Monday
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