This genuine Mikimoto pearl silver brooch is hallmarked for 1971 and beautifully modelled in a delightful starfish form. As an added treat it comes complete with its original Mikimoto dark green velvet box.
We just adore the chic modernist style and elegant proportions of this piece! The sterling silver starfish mount is deeply texturized in a craggy spiny design providing a dramatic contrast to the cluster of smooth creamy white lustrous pearls that nestle in the centre. The silver is rhodium plated to prevent tarnish so this brooch will always retain its beautiful bright white appearance.
Authentic, timeless and perfectly posh it's the perfect piece to grace your lapel! A wonderful choice for the wedding bride or those who simply appreciate the beauty of top quality pearls. Mikimoto is one of the finest producers of Akoya saltwater pearls in the world. Their pearls are farmed at Ise Bay in Toba, Japan and are highly prized!
MATERIALS: sterling silver
GEMSTONES: 6 Akoya pearls, 5mm diameter
HALLMARKS: brooch stamped with the British 'lion passant' for sterling, 'leopard head' for London, date letter 'q' for 1971 and the logo 'M' in an oyster shell for Mikimoto. Box printed 'Mikimoto Pearls' along with the oyster shell logo.
MEASUREMENTS: 1-3/4" (4.5cm) tall, 1-1/4" (3cm) wide
WEIGHT: 4.9 grams
DATE: 1970s, mid-century
CONDITION: in excellent vintage condition with the pearls securely set and no wear to the nacre. The box still remains in pretty remarkable condition too.
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Materials: Sterling Silver, Cultured Pearls.