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    South Sea Cultured Pearl, Diamond, White Gold Jewelry Suite, Mikimoto
    The suite consists of a necklace composed of South Sea cultured pearls measuring 10.00 mm - 12.00 mm forming a knotted single strand, completed by an 18k white gold clasp; together with a pair of earrings featuring cultured pearls measuring 11.80 mm - 11.90 mm, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.30 carat, set in 18k white gold, maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 159.20 grams.
    Necklace Length: 35 inches
    Earring Dimensions: 5/8 inch x 7/16 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears and are easily converted


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: South Sea
    Shape: Round
    Color: Multi
    Overtone: Aubergine
    Luster: Fine
    Surface: Blemished
    Count: 79
    Size: 10.00 - 12.00


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: The earrings are completed by posts and friction backs. The pearls range in a body color from purple, grey, brown, bronze, green.
    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.

    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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