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    Cultured Pearl, Gold Jewelry
    The lot includes: eight necklaces, each composed of cultured pearls measuring 6.00 - 6.50 mm, forming single knotted strand, completed by a 14k gold clasp; together with one bracelet composed of cultured pearls measuring 6.50 - 7.00 mm, forming a single knotted strand, completed by an 18k gold clasp, accented by a single cultured pearl measuring 3.70 mm. Bracelet clasp bears maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 201.00 grams.
    Necklace Length: 17 inches (all)
    Bracelet Length: 7 inches

    Condition Report*: Designer: Mikimoto
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Pearl Type: Akoya
    Pearl Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Pearl Shape: Near Round
    Pearl Color: White
    Pearl Overtone: Rose
    Pearl Luster: Good
    Pearl Count: 543
    Pearl Size: 6.00 - 6.90 mm
    Notes: Bracelet clasp is marked for Mikimoto. Necklaces are not attributed to Mikimoto - only bracelet. Lot would make great holiday gifts or excellent gifts for bridemaids.
    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
    December, 2010
    13th-14th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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