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    Cultured Pearl, Gold Jewelry, Ming's
    The lot includes a brooch and earrings suite featuring cultured pearls measuring 6.00 - 7.80 mm, all set in 14k gold, marked Ming's (Earring Dimensions: 1-7/16 inches x 7/8 inch, Brooch Dimensions: 2-3/8 inches x 1-5/8 inches); together with a necklace featuring cultured pearls ranging in size from 2.80 mm to 7.30 mm, forming three single-knotted graduated strands, completed by a 14k gold clasp, marked Ming's (Shortest Length: 18 inches, Longest Length: 20 inches). Gross weight 79.00 grams.
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears and can easily be converted


    Condition Report*: Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Shape: Near Round
    Color: White
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Good
    Surface: Blemished
    Count: 37
    Size: 6.00 - 7.80 mm


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Accompanied by three signed boxes. Earrings completed by clipbacks on the reverse. The brooch is completed by a pinstem and catch on the reverse. The cultured pearls on the necklace are slightly blemished and cream in color. Some cultured pearls in the suite are baroque and some are heavily blemished. One box is broken and the other two show signs of wear.
    Ming's: Originating in Honolulu in 1941, Ming’s popularity catapulted due to founder Wook Moon’s Polynesian and Asian-inspired designs. Ming’s developed a reputation for designing jewelry for the working woman utilizing carved ivory, coral, jade and semi-precious gems. It is these early carved items that maintain the greatest value in today’s collectible marketplace. At one time, Wook Moon and his wife operated Ming’s boutiques in Denver, Houston, Dallas, Honolulu, Hilo, San Francisco, New York, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. The firm closed its doors in the mid 1980s.

    *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, 2019
    5th Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 18
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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