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    Cultured Pearl, Diamond, White Gold Earrings
    The earrings feature full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.45 carat, set in 18k white gold, suspending cultured pearls measuring 9.50 - 9.60 mm, maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 5.20 grams.
    Dimensions: 13/16 inch x 3/8 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears


    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

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

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Akoya
    Shape: Round
    Color: White
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Fine
    Surface: Smooth
    Count: 2
    Size: 9.50 - 9.60 mm


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Marked 750 with maker's mark for Mikimoto. Completed by 18k white gold posts and friction backs on the reverse. Accompanied by 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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    (Lots 55409-56173) - 6:00 PM Central Time, Monday, October 1, 2018.
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    Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
    9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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