DescriptionDiamond, Cultured Pearl, Gold Earrings, Mikimoto
The earrings feature golden South Sea cultured pearls measuring 9.00 - 9.50 mm, enhanced by full and marquise-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.25 carat, set in 18k gold, maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 5.40 grams.
Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 3/8 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears
Avg Color: G-H-I
Avg Clarity: VS
Shape(s): Full-cut, Marquise-shaped
Count: 1 - 25
Type: South Sea
Size: 9.00 - 9.50 mm
Overall Condition: Very Good
Condition Notes: A stunning and elegant pair of cultured pearl and diamond earrings. Marked: 750. Completed by posts and friction backs. Accompanied by a 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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