Description

    Cultured Pearl, Gold Necklace, Mikimoto
    The necklace is composed of cultured pearls ranging in size from 6.00 to 6.50 mm, forming a single knotted strand, completed by an 18k gold clasp accented by a cultured pearl measuring 3.65 mm. Maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 25.04 grams.
    Length: 17-3/4 inches


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Mikimoto
    Pearl Type: Akoya
    Pearl Surface: Smooth
    Pearl Shape: Round
    Pearl Color: Cream
    Pearl Overtone: Rose
    Pearl Luster: Good
    Pearl Count: 67
    Pearl Size: 6.00 - 6.50 mm


    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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    Auction Dates
    December, 2013
    9th Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
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