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    South Sea Cultured Pearl, Gold Pendant-Necklace, Mikimoto
    The pendant features a golden South Sea cultured pearl measuring 9.80 - 9.85 mm, set in 18k gold, suspended by an 18k gold chain, both bearing the maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 20.90 grams.
    Pendant Diameter: 1 inch
    Chain Length: 23 inches


    Estimate: $1,400 - $2,000.

    Condition Report*: Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: South Sea
    Shape: Near Round
    Color: Gold
    Overtone: Green
    Luster: Fine
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 1
    Size: 9.80 - 9.85 mm


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Chain marked MADE IN ITALY, 750. Pendant marked DCP, 750, with Italian marks. Visible glue under the pearl. Accompanied by signed 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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