DescriptionCultured Pearl, Gold Necklace, Mikimoto
The necklace is composed of cultured pearls measuring 7.00 to 7.50 mm, forming a single knotted strand, completed by an 18k gold clasp, maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight
Length: 24 inches
Size: 7.00 - 7.50 mm
Overall Condition: Very Good
Condition Notes: Marked with maker's mark for Mikimoto, 750. With signed box. A beautiful and classic strand!
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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