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    South Sea Cultured Pearl, Diamond, White Gold Jewelry, Mikimoto
    The Fortune Leaves suite includes a ring centering a South Sea cultured pearl measuring 12.85 mm, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 1.18 carats; together with a matching pair of earrings featuring South Sea cultured pearls measuring 11.50 mm, accented by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 1.20 carats; all set in 18k white gold, marked Mikimoto. Gross weight 34.40 grams.
    Ring Size: 7 (sizeable)
    Earring Dimensions: 2-1/8 inches x 5/8 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears

    2016 Retail Replacement Value -$19,500 (earrings only)

    Property of a Lady


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

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: South Sea
    Shape: Round
    Color: White
    Luster: Good
    Surface: Smooth
    Count: 3
    Size: 11.50 mm, 12.85 mm


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: You would be fortunate to own such a lovely set. Ring is marked Mikimoto 7501.18 Ct. Sizing may disrupt the marks within the shank. Earrings marked 750, maker's mark for Mikimoto, 0.60 Ct. Earrings are completed by posts and Omega clip backs. Accompanied by a copy of a Certificate for Retail Replacement Valuation dated June 15, 2016. Retail price noted is only for the earrings.
    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.

    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    4th-5th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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