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Thank you Mia - Mikimoto grading Pearls
by: Yvonne

Thank you, Mia for your insights on the Mikimoto pearl grading system and inventory numbers - this information will be very helpful to the many visitors who own Mikimoto pearls and uncertain what the numbers on the tags means.

Some years ago, I was informed by what I thought was a reliable source that Mikimoto pearls were not always marked in the early days, when the company first started to produce the pearls. The M in the clam shell signature on the clasp was not present - Mia as you worked for Mikimoto would you be able to confirm (or refute) this for me?
Kind Regards
Yvonne

Top Line of Tag is an Inventory Control #
by: Mia

Mikimoto holds the Highest Standard of Pearis still today.

I am sure you may know The Bottom line on the Mikimoto Inventory Tag means the Pearls are on a very slight gradation from 7mm to 7.5 mm,
and the Mikimoto Grade of Pearl is an A1.

Mikimoto Grades their pearls as such:
AAA highest
AA
A+
A1
(They are "grading" based on a "Round" Pearl, because
Baroque Pearls may have types of Texture Imperfections on the Surface..)
The "Grading" is based on Surface Imperfections & Luster...

A1 being the lowest "quality" they will carry... Which is NOTHING to pout about.
They are still Gorgeous, and the Best of the Best.

An FYI:
Always Show pearls on WHITE.
(not beige, not even off-white Background...)
NEVER USE COLOR.
This was The Very First Rule I learned from the Company Mikimoto some Years ago...
Whether Displaying, Selling, or Listing your Pearls on Internet, Always use White.

Could it be a date?
by: Anonymous

Lucky you! They are beautiful pearls Gisella - I'm just wondering...did your ex give them to you around 1975 by any chance? Could the top line be a date perhaps?
Just a thought.


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