Elegant Mikimoto Pearl Strand
by Darlene Patterson
(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
I was given a beautiful strand of Mikimoto cultured pearls from my Mother-In-Law.
They were given to a family member as a gift in 1937 from a friend who received them from Mr. Mikimoto himself at his headquarters in Japan. I have a letter written in 1940 explaining how T. Philip Terry from Hindham, Massachusetts, acquired the necklace from Mr. Mikimoto.
The strand consists of one hundred fourteen (114) pearls, and is knotted to a length of 44cm. Pearls range from 2.65 mm to 7.15 mm ... lustre, clarity and nacre thickness is all very good.
They are very beautiful, and I am selling them. I really want them to go to someone who will appreciate them for their beauty but also where they come from.
Here's another example of personal gifts from Mikimoto.