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    Cultured Pearl, Sapphire, White Gold Bracelet, Mikimoto
    The bracelet is composed of cultured pearls measuring 7.00 - 7.50 mm, forming three knotted strands, interspersed with 18k white gold rondelles accented by colorless and blue sapphires weighing a total of 5.53 carats, completed by an 18k white gold clasp, maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 49.10 grams.
    Dimensions: 7-1/4 inches x 1 inch

    2016 Retail Replacement Value - $14,150

    Property of a Lady


    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sapphires
    Shape(s): Square
    Count: 100+
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Marked K18, maker's mark for Mikimoto and "M" charm. Accompanied by a copy of a Certificate for Retail Replacement Valuation.
    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 Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    4th-5th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 22
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