Mikimoto vintage 3 strand necklace

by Tammara Maloata
(Modesto Ca)





Hello, my father purchased this pearl necklace for my mom while he was in the marine corp and stationed in Japan in the early 1960's. I inherited this beautiful necklace after her passing 26 yrs ago. Would like to know if they are authentic

Thank you for your time
Tammara

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Single Mikimoto Pearl

by angel
(san bruno, ca 94086)



found a single mikimoto pearl. what is it worth? it is the size of my pinkie finger nail. my mom had on a ring, the pearl fell out and she has since gotten rid of the old setting and we have recently found the pearl.



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Mikimoto Pearls arranged in Clusters of Grapes

by Cindy
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

I have a lovely old mikimoto pendant. it has 10 small pearls arranged like a cluster of grapes with silver leaves. It is at least 40 years old. Can you give me an estimation of its value? Thank You, Cindy R.

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What is the value of this K Mikmoto set?


I am looking to see what the value of the attached K Mikmoto set is?

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Mikimoto Necklace

by Justine
(Melbourne Australia)

I have an 82cm necklace of mikimoto pearls. The pearls are 8mm, clean and in good condition. There is a 9ct gold clasp for the necklace. What would this pearl necklace be worth?


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Mikimoto platinum pearl necklace

by Tom
(Bixby OK, USA)

My Mom gave me a 1944 Mikimoto Platinum pearl Necklace with matching ear rings, still in original box, what would these be worth today, all in excellent shape. Thank you, Tom Burke

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Trying to determine value of Mikimoto choker necklace

by Beverly
(Tennessee)

My daughter received a Mikimoto necklace from her grandfather when she was a toddler over 15 years ago -- I think she wore it once and we just remembered it had been in our box -- We have the two boxes it came in and I was trying to determine the value...my issue is that I don't see anywhere a necklace this length. From end to end, it is 14" -- I can't see where Mikimoto may have done a shorter strand or maybe a children's line anywhere on the net. It has the gold clasp with the M on the clasp and 750m on the clasp. My daughter is wanting to sell but we have no idea what a good price would be. Any help you can give is appreciated.

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Are these genuine Mikimotos and approximate value?

by Dave Kowalski
(Massachusetts)

These were left to me by my grandmother. An old flame got them for her as gift during thr Korean War. They are in a Red Box. The satin lined lid says K. Mikimoto, Inc. Pearl Island TOBA. They are 24" long with the largest pearl (7mm) at the center and getting smaller towards each end - each end in the 3-4mm range. The clasp hook says 14K with what looks like a shell in front of it. The larger part of the clasp is white gold. I can't distinguish any initials, etc on it. It has almost a zig-zag pattern on it that overlaps in the center. Any clues? Thank you!

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Mikimoto clasp authenticity

by sue
(hawaii)

I am considering buying a Mikimoto 4mm pearl necklace but am hesitating because the clasp is a simple "O ring" rather than the Mikimoto "signature clasp. THe "O ring" is 14K and does have an "M" in a clamshell on it though. Has MIkimoto ever used "O ring" clasps on its necklaces?

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Early Mikimoto Jewelry Mark

by Carla P
(Montana, US)

I have a pearl ring that appears to be very old with a Japanese signature on it. The top part looks like the Mikimoto "M". There doesn't seem to be a metal mark (14k, etc) on it unless it is part of the Japanese characters. Can you help?

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What does letter f mean on the back of mother-of-pearl clip on antique earrings

by suesan wallace

can anyone tell me what the f stands for on the back of my clip on antique mother of pearl earrings?
please and thank you. I think they are rose gold

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Mikimoto Pearls

I bought Mikimoto pearl necklace and earrings for my Mom in 1969, while I was in Vietnam. They have code numbers of 456848471 (24-in. necklace) and 455118811 (earrings). They are original, sealed, receipted and unused. Do you know their value?

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Mikimoto 16 inch strand

by Pam maguire
(Norman, ok)

I inherited a 16 inch strand of Mikimoto pearls from a family friend. Her husband have them to her in 1920's, the are in a green velvet Mikimoto box. The clasp is either silver or white gold, but when I had them re-strung the local jewlery store said they could not find a mark. There is a small pearl on the clasp. The store sold a different brand of pearls and they told me there was nothing special about Mikimoto nor the fact the pearls were so old. I am wondering if that is true as they were appraised at 800 in 1980 and this store told me they were not even worth that. Any insight you can offer is appreciated as I want to pass them down to my granddaughter but would like to know more.

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What does the S.1 mean on the clasp of my Mikimoto necklace?

by Anariza Grush
(Durango, CO)

What does the S.1 mean on the clasp of my Mikimoto necklace?


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Pearls handed down from aunt... Mikimoto?

by Jessica
(Atlanta, Ga)

this is the clasp, I cant make out the marking on it but it looks to be a seal

this is the clasp, I cant make out the marking on it but it looks to be a seal

this is the clasp, I cant make out the marking on it but it looks to be a seal
this is just a picture of the little book and of the whole necklace the pearls came with

My aunt has given me a pearl necklace with a mikimoto booklet stating that the pearls are genuine. The number in the book is HA10 and there are 93 pearls on the necklace. They were purchased in 1962. My aunt's Grandmother gave them to her and told her they were valuable.

I am curious to know what they are worth and if in fact they are genuine. The clasp appears to have a really tiny seal on it but I am unsure. On the back of the clasp are the numbers 835. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Mikimoto Pearls from Saks

by Veronica
(Galveston, TX)

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Pouch and Clasp
Guarantee Certificate
Pearls

My husband purchased the pearls in 1998 from Saks Fifth Avenue in New Orleans. Recently while tooling around the Internet, I noticed several was trying to verify my pearls by the Guarantee Certificate, pouch, clasp, and stamps on the clasp. I have been unable to find a similar pouch, the clasp is a double sided bow, with only the hook of the clasp stamped "M" in a box (not an oyster) and "750". Also, my Guarantee Certificate has the size of the pearls 6.5mm x 7, what appears to be the Design Number "U700116K" and "02", no where does it have the Pearl Grade.

With this information is there anything you can tell me regarding the Mikimoto authenticity?

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Difference between a Red Mikomoto box and a Blue one?

by Cathy
(Toronto, Canada)

Hi, I purchased a pair of Mikimoto pearl stud earrings through eBay. They didn't come with a receipt or grading certificate, but they did have a small Mikimoto gold and black tag attached with the Mikimoto name on one side and on the other side it says PES 705K 7 x 7.5 AAA. The posts are marked 750 and have the M in the clam shell.

The push backs say "MIKIMOTO" and 750. They also came in two red boxes, the outside cardboard box has the word Mikimoto written in gold on the outside, and the second red box, which holds the earrings, has gold Mikomoto lettering on the inside.

I thought most Mikomoto boxes were blue. Is there any difference from a Mikomoto pearl in a red box as compared to a blue box? Sorry if this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find it on your site. Thanks!


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Mikimoto 16" Necklace

My grandmother visited Lane Crawford in Hong Kong back in the early 70s and bought me a 16", individually knotted strand of Mikimoto pearls in a "Mikimoto Lane Crawford" case. They do have the signature clasp (silver) and the not-quite-white, pink-ish cast to them. It looks like they are about 5.5-6 mm....perfectly matched as best I can tell.

Now the question: I am going to give these pearls to my daughter and I would like to impress upon her how special these are. A-s-s-u-m-i-n-g this is an authentic Mikimoto necklace, what is likely to be the ballpark estimate of their value?

Again, this is just for her edification. Thank you. KMM






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Mikimoto Pearl Vintage Earrings

They are 20yr old vintage mikimoto earings bought in japan. 18 carat yellow gold, they drop 2 inches with a turn post they are around 7 carats total. What is a good estimated price for them?

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I have Miki Moto Pearls that were handed down from my mother.

by Jeri pitts
(Lexington SC 29072)

I was wondering the value of them. My father bought them over seas in 1968. What is the estimated value? Becky

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When did Mikimoto add the m in a circle charm to their Pearl Necklaces?

When did Mikimoto add the gold m in a circle charm to their pearl necklaces?

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Mikimoto Clasp

Hello - My friend's Mikimoto pearl necklace was purchased in the 1990's and was recently stolen and sold to a local jewelry store.

We found the pearl strand at the jewelry store and we know that it is the necklace because the person who took them, told us where he took them.

I know the clasps have changed over the years - her clasp had the kind of figure 8 shape with the small pearl in the center in 14 kt gold. The store told some story about how the strand they had was purchased some 60 years ago and were her mother's pearls she was trying to sell. I believe the clasp was different back then, in maybe sterling instead of gold and a different shape.

Do you happen to know what the Mikimoto clasp might have looked like that long ago on a 5-6mm single stand of pearls? Thanks for any help on this.


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Is there a difference between a strand of Mikimoto pearls bought in 1995 and one bought 60 years ago?

A relative sold my strand of pearls without permission. I went to the jewelry store that he sold them to and found them. The store clerk/owner said no; they had belonged to her mother and were 60 years old. The pearls are 20 inches, 6-5.5 mm pearls and have a yellow gold signature clasp. I have my original receipt from a Mikimoto authorized jewelry store. Is there a way to tell if these are her old pearls or my new pearls.

They really look fresh and have a beautiful luster to them and I do believe they are mine. I have an uneasy feeling about this store, but don't want to call police unless it can be proven the pearls are new. Would the clasp be the same in mine and a 70 year old necklace?

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Mikimoto Pearl Necklace

by Susan
(Honolulu, Hawaii)

How much can I sell a cultured pearl necklace for and how much for a mikimoto pearl necklace for?

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Are these genuine Mikimoto pearls?

by Victoria
(Norfolk, England)




I have been inherited a double string of pearls from my Mum always thought to be Mikimoto pearls. They are 6-7mm size, length 53cm from clasp end to end, 26cm when around the neck, with a silver clasp.

My Mum got them in the early 1960's as a gift, from the Peiping lace Store in Kuala Lumpur as is shown on the box, which states Genuine Mikimoto pearls. (of course I recognise it could just say that for effect!!) My parents lived in Malaysia at that time.

I would like some idea of whether they are genuine Mikimoto or something else and a rough value if possible! All thoughts welcome. Whatever happens they will remain with me as sentimental value is greater than any sales price.

Thank you.

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Mikimoto three string bracelet 14k

On the back of the shell, wa or wc is indicated, then the large M, referring to Mikimoto, then 14K. What does the wa mean?

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I have a pair of mikimoto cultured pearl stud yellow gold earrings about 18 years old what is the value?

by Bree
(Fort worth texas)

I have a pair of mikimoto cultured pearl stud yellow gold earrings about 18 years old what is the approx value?

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Mikimoto Pearl Earrings

by Calvin kandarian
(94070)


Can you give an estimated value to these clasp style earrings with Cultured Mikimoto pearls, 2 pearls per earring, silver (?) mounts. 40+ years old.

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mikimoto necklace and bracelet in case

by mom
(modesto cal. US)

I am trying to figure out how to judge the value of my mikimoto pearl necklace and bracelet bought in Hong Kong and Lane Crawford's?

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Mikimoto pearl stud earrings. Luster gone. How to regain luster

by Susie Adams
(Little Rock, AR)

How do I regain the luster of my Mikimoto pearl stud earrings?

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Vintage Mikimoto pearls

by Mai Schaefer
(Texas)





Would you buy a vintage mikimoto Pearl necklace? It's from a jewelry store and they will provide an appraisal for it. They guaranteed it's authentic. I am paying 2500 for a 17 inch pearl necklace. I do not know the history of the pearls. I do not know the grade of the pearls but the jewelry store said they are AAA. I doubt they are AAA mikimotos since AAA are $$$$. It has the classic 18k gold clasp with the little seed pearl in the middle but does not have the "M" charm. Does anybody know when Mikimoto started putting the M charm on their strands?

What are the concerns of buying vintage pearls? I am not too familiar with pearls and really want these to last a long time. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!

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Do I have a mikimoto pearl bracelet?

by joanna connors
(beverly shores ind)

I have had this bracelet for 15 or more years. The clasp is 14k gold and looks like a bow-tie on the back in very small print are the numbers 585 and something above I can not see. The bracelet is about 7 1/2 inches with 5mm pearls.

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mikimoto ever have just an "M" as a hallmark without the clamshell?

by Corinne
(Michigan)

There are many of items listed as "Mikimoto" on auction websites that just have an "M" mark WITHOUT the clamshell. Did Mikimoto ever mark their pieces with just the letter M?

Thanks!

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Mikimoto Pearl Necklace - Cost to Replace Clasps

by Donna
(Calgary Alberta)

Hi
I inherited a 30 inch mikimoto pearl necklace
I would rather have a bracelet and necklace.
What would this cost?
Probably more than it's worth.
It would be 2 new clasps and a restring.
Thanks

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Mikimoto Cultured Pearls

by Wendee
(USA)

I have recently inherited a 4 strand Mikimoto pearl neclace. I dont know much about pearls or their value. I was interested in finding out how old they are and what they may be worth today. They are graduated cultured pearls. They are in the original casing, but not box. The inside liner of the casing says, "Mikimoto Cultured Pearls Lane Crawford Hong kong". Any answers for me? Thanks in advance...

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I would like to sell my mikimoto pearls.

by Maria harwood
(Keigh, west Yorkshire, uk)

I have just had a valuation of £3k for my pearls for an insurance valuation but would like to sell them. Is there somewhere that MA be interested in complete boxed, immaculate with paperwork from 1966

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Mikimoto Clasp?




I so appreciate the opportunity to ask my question, thank you!

I inherited a 24" pearl strand over a decade ago, it was in a silk or satin container with folding flaps marked Mikimoto Cultured Pearls Lane Crawford Hong Kong. The strand is marked 14k. I spent some time trying to research it but all I could come up with was that the clasp should be marked with an "M". This clasp is either not so marked or it has worn off, and I would drop my quest there were it not for the fact that a jewelry store told me the clasp was one of the most desired and offered me money for it. I am confused.

Would someone please look at the attached pictures and offer me an opinion? Thank you so very much!

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30" mikimoto necklace w/14k stamped on the clasp in white gold

by Bob Picciano
(FLORIDA)

I don't see any MIKIMOTO logo on the clasp.This strand of pearls was given to my wife in 1952. I did some work for TOYOTA CAR CO. in JAPAN Bob Picciano.

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Value of Mikimoto pearl necklace

by Gisella Edelman
(Wellington, FL. USA)





I got this necklace as a present form my ex-husband. I only wore it once. I would like to know its value. What is the meaning of the writings on the top lane of the tag? I would appreciate your help with this.
Thank you

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What's My Mikimoto Necklace Worth?

by JB
(Los Angeles)


Hello,

How do I find the worth of the Mikimoto necklace I own.
I'd also like to find a way to sell it if it's even worth anything.

I received it as a gift in the early 1990's.

thanks for any help you can offer,
Julie




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Are my Mikimotos real? Why is the box red?

by Jacqueline
(Colorado )


jumped on the chance at a ad on Craigslist for 18" , 7-7.5mm Mikimoto pearl neacklace, I offered 300$ cash after some research and figured I got a good deal, my question is are they real? And why is the box red and not blue? Also they were restrung and double knotted, does that effect value? Thanks!!

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Mikimoto Pink Pearl Strand - 1950's

by Pat
(Santa Barbara)

My mother recently told me about her Mikimoto Pearl strand and earrings. She isn't sure if they are real since the pearls look like toys. The pearls are very pink.

She received the pearl set as a gift from my father in the 50's. Dad was in Japan as an Army man when he courted Mom between 1951-1958. We as a family went back to Japan in the 70's.

Mom and Dad live in Florida now and I live in California, so, I haven't been able to do the tooth test or the drill hole test. I know Dad gave Mom several high quality pieces of jewelry every year and this set is one of them.

She told me the strand has the Mikimoto clasp. Can you tell me about the quality of the Pink Pearl? Did Mikimoto make strands of pink pearls? Is there a possibility these pearls are museum quality? How valuable are they?

I have no photo at this time and my Dad doesn't know how to take photos on his cell phone to send me.

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mikimoto? silver clasp from Japan, military exchange, 1969?

I inherited a pearl double-strand necklace (18', 19") in a green velvet box -- inside the top of the box on silk lining is the word MIKIMOTO and underneath "CULTURED PEARLS" with the M in a shell mark above the word mikimoto.

The pearls are graduated 8mm to 4mm. The clasp is silver and the word "silver" is on the back of the clasp. There is s tiny M mark not on the back of the clasp but on the part of the clasp that snaps inside the outer part of the clasp (if that makes sense).
My grandfather bought my grandmother pearls in Japan (@1969-1970) while he was in the service (so presumably at a PX - military exchange). He also bought her a pearl ring which a jeweler identified as Mikimoto. The pearl ring is gold.

The same jeweler wasn't as sure about the necklace. Said the pearls were pink-toned, good lustre, round. He expected an "infinity" shape to the clasp, and thought the clasp should be gold. However he thought the M in the shell sign (see above) was close to the mark on the silk lining of the box (which we took to be the official Mikimoto trademark).

He thought the word "silver" on the back was odd, and it also seems odd that the ring is gold and necklace clasp silver (when they supposedly were bought at the same time). He wondered if perhaps there was a second line sold in Japan at the military exchanges. (He suggested insuring them for around $2,000-2500 -- when he looked closely, thought they were not "perfectly matched" -- and showed me one pearl that was "oblong" next to a round).
Any thoughts -- are these mikmoto pearls my grandfather bought my grandmother in 1969-1970? Were such mikimoto pearls sold in Japan then?

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What is the present value of Mikimoto 7mm pearl necklace 30 inches platinum pink bought in Japan 1985

by Kay Latona
(Mansfield TX U.S.A.)

What is the present value of Mikimoto 7mm pearl necklace 30 inches platinum pink bought in Japan 1985

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Relationship of Mikimoto Pearls & Akoya Pearls

by Kay
(El paso)

What is the difference between Mikimoto Pearls and Akoya Pearls.

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Value of Mikimoto Lane Crawford Pearls

by Colleen
(Riverside CA)

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Clasp
Clasp Back
Paperwork

What would be the approximate value of Mikimoto Cultured Pearls purchased in 1968. The necklace contains 76 pearls for a length of 16 inches. The diameter of the pearls is 5.50mm in the center and 5.10mm at the ends.

I have the paperwork with these pearls. Thank-you for your time.

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Mikimoto Pearls

by Chris Powell
(Australia)

Gorgeous string of Mikimoto 8mm pearls, 18kt unusual vintage
safety clasp with matching earrings, circa would be 1920's to maybe 40's.MM on clasp, Approx value please,
they are gorgeous and in the original box, length 24 inches

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Pricing of Mikimoto

by Pat Dabb
(Lockport)


I was wondering if you would be able to tell me how much my Mikimoto ring is worth? It has an "m" & an "s" on the band. The pearl is cream colored. It is in its original green velvet box. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks.

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Hi, I bought a pair of pearl earrings at an auction. They sold them as Mikimoto. Are they real Mikimoto?

by Lorraine
(Phila, PA)

They are marked 14KT and have a lower case m within a circle hallmark. I need some help to try to identify my pearls as Mikimoto or not.


ANSWER:
Hi Lorraine,
a visitor had a similar question about hallmark identification on a strand of cultured pearls. Is it a circle around the M or a clam shell around the M? You can read the question and see the Mikimoto hallmark here.

best regards
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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What Year were these Mikimoto Pearls from?

by Michael
(Lake Worth, Florida)





they came in a green box and they had a silver clasp with a pearl on one side


Mike



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Value of My 22" Mikimoto Pearl Necklace

by JANE C. GRIFFIN
(NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29420 U.S.A.)

My sister, who was an Army nurse during the Vietnam war, took a short vacation to Hong Kong during her tour of duty, which was from late 1967 through late 1969. I sent her $500 to buy me a string of Mikimoto pearls while she was in Hong Kong. My pearls are approximately 22 (twenty-two) inches long. The papers from Lane Crawford Ltd. guarantee that there are 58 (fifty-eight) pearls in the necklace, measuring 6-1/2MM (centre) to 6MM (end). They were purchased on 09/06/1969. There is a reference number (handwritten in ink) which appears to say "77HBL30." The booklet that came with the pearls gives the history of KOKICHI MIKIMOTO, "THE PEARL KING," 1858-1954. ON THE BACK OF THE BOOKLET is written: LANE CRAWFORD, P.O.BOX 83, HONG KONG, The Orient's Leading Jewellers Since 1850, and under that is listed the locations of Lane Crawford: Lane Crawford House, Hong Kong; Miramar Hotel Branch, Kowloon; Peninsula Hotel Branch, Kowloon; Naval Purchasing Branch, China Fleet Club, Gloucester Road, H.K."

I have the original satin fold-over envelope-style holder with an ivory clasp, and the booklet about Mikimoto is in perfect shape. I would like to sell these pearls and would like to know the value of them.

I also have a beautiful pair of pierced earrings which has one large pearl (I guess to be at least 7MM, perhaps even 8MM) to each earring, with three small diamonds set below the pearl on each earring. These earrings were hand-made by a Goldsmith at a very reputable Jewelry Store here in Charleston, SC, called GEISS Jewelers, on East Bay Street. They were made by a Mr. John Muller and were given to me as a Christmas gift in probably 1984-5. They go beautifully with the necklace. I do not know the origin of the pearls or the diamonds, but I can assure you that GEISS sells nothing but top-quality, expensive jewelry and Rolex watches, and has been in business in Charleston, SC, and Spartanburg, SC for many, many years. I would like to sell these also. (I do not have an appraisal on these earrings but can get one from GEISS if needed.)

I have not yet taken pictures of any of these items, but will do so at your request. Please send back to me a copy of this message.
Thank you kindly. JANE C. GRIFFIN

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Mikimoto sterling silver clasps

by Janelle
(Oklahoma)

Can authentic Mikimoto clasps have either an "s" or a "sil" engraved on the back to indicate sterling silver and if so...does this just indicate a different age range for the clasp? Thanks!

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mikimoto treasure found

by Tracy
(Indiana)

I have discovered after cleaning my grandmother's house a box with what I believe to be a triple strand of mikimoto pearls. They have a certificate with them that my great great aunt apparently bought them during her travels in japan in the 1900's.

The pearls are in a red velvet pouch. My question is : I need a reputable appraiser that is also trustworthy. do you have any suggestions?





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mikimoto value

by nat
(australia)

could you please inform me of the value of a mikimoto
95 pearl single strand necklet from 1963, comes with guarantee booklet.



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Mikimoto S hallmark

by Kathy
(FL)

Does the S on the clasp of a Mikimoto pearl necklace stand for silver or platinum? I'm getting opposing information from two different sources. Thanks for your help.

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Value of Mikimoto

by penny
(jazzychloe@yahoo.com)

Bought 18" graduated pearl mikimoto necklace in Ise Japan in 1969. Looking for approx value.

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Mikimoto pearls circa 1957

by Terry
(Florida)

I have a graduated strand of Mikimoto pearls that my mother brought back from Japan in 1958. She kept the actual bill of sale and they are in the original box. Any idea what they are worth? I am the executor of her estate....

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Is this a mikimoto mark? Behind the clasp.

by Mario
(Houston, Tx. US)





No other marks. Have read that mikimoto didn't always use M in the shell?

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Chevron Mikimoto Pearls

by meaghan
(vermont)


Hello I have a double strand V chevron mikimoto necklace from the 1980's. The pearls range from 3mm to 7.3mm, the inner strand is 17 inches. Any idea how much these are worth?
Thank you so much,
Meaghan

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Is this a Mikimoto clasp?

by Linda Horton
(Cary, NC USA)


It is not the recognizable Mikimoto clasps I see on my vintage Mikimoto pearls, but my father purchased them in Japan for my mother in the early 1950s and told me they were Mikimotos. I have seen a couple of other claimed to be Mikimoto pearls with this clasp and one that was referenced as Akoya pearls.

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Mikimoto Platinum Hallmarks

by Floyd Abel
(Centerville, TX, USA)

Has Mikimoto ever used a single "S" to denote the Japanese word for platinum which is Shirogane?

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Mikimoto Pearls To Market

by theresa
(ontario, canada)

I have a set of Mikimoto pearls I think I used once. I would like to sell them and give the money to charity. I am trying to determine their "worth" and what I can realistically ask for them. I have the original outer boxes, inner boxes and tags. I live in Canada. Here's what I have:

A Mikimoto necklace:
with the original receipt bought in 1999 in the UK (Can $ value at time would have been around $3,000 -- 1,204 pounds sterling).

A Mikimoto bracelet:
(no receipt) that on the clasp has an "M" and "750" stamped. The tag says "PEG-752K " and below "71/2 - 8 A+".

Earrings:
were bought later -- maybe around 2000 or so and the tag says "PES 752K" and below "7.5X8MM A+".

Would like to know what the markings mean and what value they could fetch in today's market.
THANKS,
Theresa

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Mikimoto 7 Strand Bracelet

by philip smith
(pierson, FL)

I have a vintage 18k gold Mikimoto seven strand 8 1/2" bracelet with 6mm pearls. It has an unusual clasp that slide sideways to lock in place. It has the Mikimoto hallmark and is stamped 18k. It came out of a wealthy Miami estate. I bought this and several gold items. I can't find anything close to it on the internet. I think its circa 1920-1930s. Any idea what I have?

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Mikimoto Costume Jewelry

by Joyce
(Nj)

Did mikimito ever make costume jewelry?

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Mikimoto Pearls Purchased in Korea Real or Fake?

I have a strand of pearls that is 16" and I believe 5.5mm. The clasp has the shell with the M in the middle it is sterling silver and I beleive my Father purchased them in Japan or Korea in the early 50's. How can I tell if they are faux or the real thing. I don't have the orignal box they came in. Thank you for your assistance.

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Mikimoto Ratings and Clasps

by Joann
(Ky)

Hi, does Mikimoto have different style clasps for their pearls? Is that one way I could identify an A1 pearl grading from a AAA?

Thanks

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Mikimoto Clasps

by cornelia
(alabama)

How long has the current "signature" Mikimoto clasp been in use? I refer to the 18k yellow gold clasp that is a swirled figure 8 in design with a small pearl centered on it.



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MikiMoto Cultured Pearls

by m. cornett
(Bastrop TX)


My pearls were restrung and they replaced the Mikimoto clasp - they included it when they returned it but I have lost it. I still have the certificate and original box they came in. Are they no longer valuable?

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Mikimoto bracelets

by Rita
(New York)

Has/does Mikimotos make four-stranded bracelets?

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M with a circle over it

What does the M with a circle over it mean. I have seen this on a box that has Mikimoto under it? The pearls are said to be Mikimoto.

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Replacement Mikimoto Pearls

by Larry Lynch
(St. Pete, FL)



I have an unopened package of seven loose drilled mikimoto genuine cultured pearls. Is there a market for them? How do I determine their value?

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Mikimoto

How do I found out if the pearls I have are Mikimoto?

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Valuation Mikimoto Necklace 1997

by Hazuki
(Houston, TX USA)




Hello there!

I am looking at getting a valuation on a Mikimoto pear necklace purchased in the Ginza store in Tokyo 1997 for me by my mother. Knowing her, they would probably be graded A or A+, and I know they would have cost somewhere between $1200 to $1500 USD originally. They have been in my possession from the time of purchase until now, and I have the original box, cleaning cloth, and everything.

Unfortunately, I am not the type of person to ever wear pearls so I am looking at selling them in order to buy something more to my tastes. So an insurance valuation and a re-sale valuation would be just wonderful!

Thank you sooo very much!
Hazuki

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50 year old mikimoto necklace and earings

by jenni
(australia)

I have a set of mikimoto pearl necklace and screw type single pearl earings which look like they are set in silver. The box is the original one they came in and is dark green in colour with mm in gold print in the lid. Are they authentic and are they at all valuable?

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I have mikimoto pearls that are approx. 75 yrs old..how do I find out their value?

the value of mikimoto pearls approx 75 yrs old? Thank you.

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Info and Value of My Mikimoto Pearls

i have a small strand of mikimoto graduated cultured pearls 14k L silver clasp in original yellow floral box

Can any one help me date or value them? or any other information?

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Light Pink Mikimoto Pearl Necklace Question

by Mary-Jo
(Austin, Texas USA)

I was given a stand of 1947 Mikimoto pearls from my grandmother. My father purchased them at Mikimoto when Japan. They are a light pink luster, cultured, graduated 5-7mm, clasp is white gold with a tiny pearl on it, never restrung yet in remarkably beautiful condition. The box it came in is a light gray with gold outline. I would like to know what to insure them for.

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I bought a mikimoto pearl necklace on E-bay

by Karen
(Savannah,Ga )

She said it was over 100 years old , that it was a mikimoto 10k M on the claw hook . I guess my question is did Mikimoto hallmark his pearls with 10m M on the hook? I guess I'm second guessing my descision .. Yeah I am :)

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eBay purchase - Mikimoto earrings - not sure they are real

by Eva quackenbush
(Lake forest il/ United states)

The earrings purchased on eBay have glue on the back of earring-
The only markings are mikimoto on the butterfly of post style earrings
Any possibility they are authentic ?
Thank you, Eva

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MIKIMOTO LANE CRAWFORD EARRINGS

by SANDRA
(TAMPA, FL)

I HAVE A PAIR OF EARRINGS PURCHASED IN HONG KONG AROUND 1962. THEY HAVE 2 PEARLS AND A SCREW BACK. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH THEY ARE WORTH.

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Mikimoto clasp attachment

by Pat
(Smithtown, NY)

how are the clasps attached to Mikimoto pearls?

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