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    South Sea Cultured Pearl, Diamond, White Gold Earrings, Mikimoto, French
    The earrings feature baroque South Sea cultured pearls measuring 15.80 x 15.76 mm, accented by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.25 carat, set in 18k white gold, marked for Mikimoto, having French hallmarks. Gross weight 13.70 grams.
    Dimensions: 7/8 inch x 5/8 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears and are easily converted


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

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: South Sea
    Shape: Baroque
    Color: White
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Good
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 2
    Size: 15.80 x 15.76 mm


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Earrings are completed by posts and clip backs. The clip backs having an "M" maker's mark stamp for Mikimoto, together with French hallmarks of the Eagle's head with the symbol for the Paris regional assay office and an unreadable maker's mark inside a lozenge, marked 750. One diamond shows a crystal under the table, the other diamond shows a minor feather on the pavilion.
    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
    February, 2021
    5th Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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