Featured Mikimoto Pearls

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Laura1969, Oct 15, 2020 at 4:17 PM.

  1. Laura1969

    Laura1969 Active Member

    I found a set of Pearls and researched them. It looks like an exact bracelet I found online that are Mikimoto pearls.. I've been going through all this stuff for weeks and just found this forum yesterday. Someone please tell me to stop if I'm posting too much. 529C1913-6B80-4F80-A78E-637E26DE5FDE.jpeg 01E84A44-F76F-4894-9F20-6188FF0C2176.jpeg
     
  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    It certainly wants to be a Miki mark, from what I can see, but I'm no pearl expert. If the pearls are individually knotted I'd say the odds go up. It doesn't look like a repair/restring job, but pearls set on 14k gold ought to be hand-knotted. If not, this is a serious puzzlement.
     
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  3. Laura1969

    Laura1969 Active Member

    Thanks. I didn't know about the hand knotting. I need to take so many things to an appraiser but need to research them.
     
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  4. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    @Laura1969 , is there a knot tied in the string between each pearl?

    The problem with taking it to an appraiser, my jeweler charged me 60$ a piece to write an appraisal on a piece that didn't come from his store, and that was many years ago.
     
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  5. Laura1969

    Laura1969 Active Member

    Gosh that's expensive. I don't see a knot. I just see string. 2020-10-15-16-55-05-287.jpg 2020-10-15-16-55-05-287.jpg
     
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  6. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Posting too much ???Are you kidding ??? Im living vicariously through your posts !
     
  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Posting too much? No such thing!

    Debora
     
  8. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    No, these are not knotted between each pearl. I don't think these are natural pearls. These look like costume pearls to me.

    I read about Mikimoto, they no longer farm their own pearls.
     
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  9. Laura1969

    Laura1969 Active Member

    Oh they aren't new. They came from my grandmother who died at the age of 92 about 10 years ago. The only thing that makes me curious about them is that they are in 14k.
     
  10. Laura1969

    Laura1969 Active Member

    Thank you!! I haven't had this much fun in quite awhile!!
     
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    just cuz granny passed at age 92....10 years ago.......is no indication of the age of her stuff,,,,,,,,,,,unless u have a photo of her wearing these when she was 18 !
     
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  12. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    The "M" in an oyster shell is the Mikimoto mark.
    But I honestly can't understand why the pearls are not knotted in between. Fine pearl jewelry is always knotted.
     
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  13. Laura1969

    Laura1969 Active Member

     
  14. Laura1969

    Laura1969 Active Member

    Oh I know you are right.. however you have to understand that she owned an antique store for many many years and when she retired she lived in a small condo in the Beach in Clearwater, it is very likely she only kept things from the store that were valuable from what I am learning due to the size of her place.. I'm not saying they are Miko, just saying it's worth getting them appraised. I don't want my grandchildren to discount them when I die and give them to Goodwill
     
  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Handsome bracelet & looks solidly made, but the absence of knots is a red flag. Have you done the most basic thing & rubbed the pearls against your teeth to see if they have the grainy feel of real pearls?
     
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  16. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I don't want my grandchildren to discount them when I die and give them to Goodwill.....................

    Just cuz you gave the dawgs away.....????????:rolleyes:
    That was a mistake........but you learned a good lesson from it !!!!;)
    and now you're on track to make up for it !!:singing::singing::happy::happy::happy:

    Oh...& here's a Great lesson...!!

    Enjoy your life , & the things around you that bring you joy !!!
    Don't worry about or think you can in any way control what your kids...or kids kids , think of Granny's stuff ...you're stuff.....or any stuffffffff !!!!! :playful::playful::playful:

    Oh...& once you get a good handle on all the wonderful items you've found that you have......then consider selling off .....& only keeping what items bring you the most joy and warmth !!!

    Don't leave your kids an antique store..............!!!!:inpain::inpain::inpain:

    :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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  17. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    They don't look costume! Good quality cultured pearls to my:cyclops::)
    Maybe they were restrung at some time... I encountered several times nice pearls bracelets without knots between the pearls, look is much nice than if pearls are spaced;)
    They seem to have French bullion wire at the junction of the strand with the clasp? Quality is here:)
     
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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The mark is a Mikimoto mark. I wonder if the pearls have been restrung?

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  19. Laura1969

    Laura1969 Active Member

    The beads are so close together. Is it possible, they were damaged at one point and restrung??
     
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  20. Laura1969

    Laura1969 Active Member

    Maybe, right now they are all giving me the most comfort. I never thought I would have this much fun finding out about these things. Possibly it would bring my kids the same joy!! I'll just make sure they know about the possible values and not hide it under a cabinet with Christmas paper. LOL. However, With that said, I have found creepy straddfordshire cat that matched the dogs I found. Same scary eyebrows. I might sell that..LOL. THANK YOU for the good advice
     
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