Vintage Mikimoto cultured Akoya pearl & 10ct white gold necklace in original box

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Vintage Mikimoto cultured Akoya pearl & 10ct white gold necklace in original box


An original 1959 Mikimoto cultured Akoya pearl necklace. This beautiful 45cm (17.75 inch) necklace is made from 99 3.5-7.3mm perfectly round white Akoya pearls with a thick nacre, shining luster and a rose overtone. The necklace has its original clasp; a 10 carat white gold pearl clasp set with a single pearl (the clasp has the Mikimoto makers mark of a M in a clam shell, K10 and WG to indicate 10 carat white gold).

The necklace is complete with its original Mikimoto silk pouch, guarantee booklet and box. The pearls were sold by Lake Crawfords in Hong Kong on the 11th November 1959.

The pearls have been cleaned and newly restrung in the original manner onto double threaded white silk, with knots placed only between the end three pearls. If you would prefer the necklace to be strung with knots between each pearl, I can do this free of charge, it will however lengthen the necklace by approximately 1 inch.

These Mikimoto pearls are a true classic and are highly prized.