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Inherited pearls
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your response. No, they are not Mikimoto pearls but the pearls are not blemished at all, are knotted between each pearl and from what I can tell, they have not been restrung. If I had to guess, I would say that they are from 1950-1960 just based on the design of the clasp and the research I have done; I could be wrong as am not an expert.. I had originally submitted photos with my question. I will see if I can include more photos if you think that would be of help. Thanks again, Anastasia ( Staci)


Not a Mikimoto Strand of Pearls
by: Anonymous

Hi Staci thanks for writing in, lucky you!!!

Without a photo of the mark, all I can tell you is what they're not. These pearls are not Mikimoto cultured pearls. A photo of the mark is critical. There are lots of H initials marked on metal.

Is the strand of pearls knotted? Can you provide photos of the pearls? Are they still in their original box? Is the clasp yellow or white gold? Are the pearls in good condition- you will need to examine the pearls under a loupe to determine this. You will be surprised what the jewelry loupe can tell you.

You can read about Mikimoto Pearls Here.

Mikimoto's genius was that he devised a cunning marketing strategy for cultured pearls that provided the opportunity for women around the world to purchase more affordable pearls thanNatural Pearls. The link above to the Mikimoto cultured pearl page will give you the dates when cultured pearls hit the open market.


best wishes,
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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