DescriptionCultured Pearl, Silver Bracelet, Mikimoto
The bracelet is composed of Akoya cultured pearls measuring 5.10 - 5.20 mm forming three knotted strands, completed by a silver clasp featuring an Akoya cultured pearl measuring 4.20 mm, marked with the makers mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 22.30 grams.
Dimensions: 6-1/2 inches x 5/8 inch
Overall Condition: Good
Pearl Type: Akoya
Pearl Surface: Slightly Blemished
Pearl Shape: Round
Pearl Color: Cream
Pearl Overtone: Rose
Pearl Luster: Good
Pearl Count: 97
Pearl Size: 4.20 - 5.20 mm
Notes: Comes with signed box.
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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