Description

    Cultured Pearl, Gold Necklace, Mikimoto
    The necklace is composed of cultured pearls ranging in size from 5.50 - 6.00 mm, forming a single-knotted graduated strand, completed by an 18k gold clasp accented by a cultured pearl measuring 3.70 mm, maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 21.80 grams.
    Length: 18 inches


    Estimate: $500 - up.

    Condition Report*:

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Akoya
    Size: 5.50 - 6.00 mm


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Maker's mark for Mikimoto and marked 750.

    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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    21st Tuesday 8:50 pm CT
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    (Lots 73001-73055) - 9:00 PM Central Time, Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
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