Diamond, Sapphire, Cultured Pearl, White Gold Earrings, Mikimoto
Diamond, Sapphire, Cultured Pearl, White Gold Earrings, Mikimoto The earrings feature cultured pearls measuring 8.00 mm, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.25 carat, accented by square-cut pink sapphires weighing a total of approximately 0.75 carat, set in 18k white gold, maker's mark for Mikimoto. Gross weight 6.90 grams. Dimensions: 5/8 inch x 1/2 inch *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears
Pearl: 1 Type: Akoya Shape: Round Color: Cream Overtone: Rose Luster: Good Surface: Slightly Blemished Count: 2 Size: 8.00 mm
Overall Condition: Very Good Condition Notes: Marked 750 with maker's mark for Mikimoto on earring, K18WG on post. Accompanied by signed Mikimoto pouch.
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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