DescriptionCultured Pearl, Diamond, Gold Earrings, Mikimoto
The earrings feature cultured pearls measuring 8.30 mm, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.00 carat, set in 18k gold, with maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 10.80 grams.
Dimensions: 7/8 inch x 5/8 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears
Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
Diamond Average Clarity: VS
Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
Diamond Count: 26 - 50
Overall Condition: Very Good
Notes: Marked: 750 and with maker's mark for 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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