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Mikimoto Pearl Necklace

SKU

90-1-12552

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Happenstance is a romantic notion when it comes to meeting the love of your life. But a mollusk awaiting just the right bit of something so that it can form a pearl is a random affair that can take a long time. Kudos to Mikimoto--the son of a noodle maker-- who believed that every woman should have a strand of pearls. He started the first cultured pearl farm in 1888 to expedite the process and to make them more accessible. If you don't already have a strand, or if you want more (think Coco Chanel), this 18 3/4-inch long and lustrous beauty, finished with a fancy 18K gold pearl-accented clasp, is calling your name. Signed Mikimoto.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
18 3/4 Inch
Width:
5/16 Inch
Height:
5/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
43.4 Grams
Period:
Estate
Maker:
Mikimoto
Center Cultured Pearl details
Shape:
Essentially Round
Measurements:
8.00-8.40 mm
Color:
Cream With Green Undertone, Rose Overtone
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

1 Cultured Pearl

Shape:
Essentially Round
Measurements:
3.88-3.90 mm
Color:
White Rose

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