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    South Sea Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold Necklace, Mikimoto
    The necklace suspends a South Sea cultured pearl measuring 16.00 - 16.25 mm, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 12.75 carats, accented by round-cut sapphires weighing a total of 9.00 carats, set in 18k white gold, maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 72.60 grams.
    Length: 15-1/2 inches
    Centerpiece Length: 2-1/2 inches

    Retail Value - $150,000

    Property of a Lady


    Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 100+

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sapphire
    Shape(s): Round
    Count: 51 - 75
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: South Sea
    Shape: Round
    Color: White
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Fine
    Surface: Smooth
    Count: 1
    Size: 16.25 mm


    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Pure elegance. Pearl drop is detachable. Marked 750 MADE IN ITALY, maker's mark for Mikimoto. Completed by a safety catch. Accompanied by a Certificate for Retail Replacement Valuation dated June 15, 2016.
    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 Info

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    September
    4th Friday
    Auction Dates
    October
    4th-5th Sunday-Monday
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    88 Days
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