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Mikimoto Akoya Cultured Pearl Strand Necklace, Mikimoto Red Velvet Box

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SKU: 9740

Description:

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This Mikimoto Akoya cultured Pearl strand necklace is a rare and highly collectible Pearl necklace from the late Art Deco era. Crafted from authentic perfectly spherical Mikimoto Akoya cultured Pearls, this is a must-have for any antique and vintage jewellery collector. 

Each plump and milky Pearl has a beautiful lustre and texture (we wouldn't expect anything less from Mikimoto!), graduating in size from the clasp to the centre. Their smooth and luxurious feel will instantly boost your confidence, and each Pearl is individually knotted too. It is very difficult to find early Mikimoto Pearls, which is why this necklace is such a treat! You also are awarded with an authentic Mikimoto "Ginza Tokyo" cranberry velvet box. 

Item Details:

ERA: Late Art Deco c.1930's-40's.

MEASUREMENTS: Necklace is 21 & 1/2" or 54.5cm.
Cultured Pearls graduate from 3.5mm diameter at the clasp to 7mm diameter at the centre. 
Silver clasp 12mm long x 5mm wide.
Mikimoto Velvet Box 6.5cm long x 8.5cm wide.
Weight: 14.2g. 

MATERIALS: Silver, Rare Akoya Cultured Pearl, Velvet Box.

HALLMARKS: "M" maker's mark for Mikimoto, "SIL" for Silver. "MIKIMOTO GINZA TOKYO" in red velvet box.

Condition:

EXCELLENT: This Mikimoto Akoya cultured Pearl strand necklace is in superb condition. Each Pearl is firmly knotted, free from wear and the Art Deco Silver clasp has aged very well too. Mikimoto was the pioneer and founder of cultured Pearls, making Pearl necklaces and Pearls themselves more affordable. Nevertheless, they remain a cult jewellery brand, synonymous with luxury, high-quality craftsmanship and timeless elegance.