Description

    Cultured Pearl, Gold Necklace, Mikimoto
    The necklace is composed of cultured pearls measuring 7.04 - 7.47 mm, forming a single knotted strand, completed by an 18k gold clasp, maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 53.26 grams.
    Length: 15-1/2 inches


    Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Akoya
    Shape: Near Round
    Color: White
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Fine
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 52
    Size: 7.04 - 7.47 mm


    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Clasp marked 750 with maker's mark for Mikimoto. Accompanied by original signed pouch and box.

    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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    Additional Location Info:
    Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion2 East 79th StreetNew York, NY 10075

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