Circa, 1950s. BEAUTIFUL.....This is a very lovely and elegant vintage Mikimoto cultured pearl necklace in white-cream colored with silvery-pink overtones (under fluorescent) light. High quality and luster. Perfect for day or night wear. In jeans and T-shirt or in a black dress.
.....A strand of 61 pearls in uniform size each at 5-1/2mm.
.....The length of the necklace is: 16-3/4" long.
.....Marked, "M" in the center of the scallop shell motif which looks like a shield motif, on a sterling silver clasp. The letters "SIL" marked right below the "M" stands for sterling silver......I bought the necklace back in March of 2011 at an antique shop up in Vancouver, WA. The clasp had heavy oxidation or patina. I normally leave the patina alone, but in this case polishing makes the hallmark legible.
The necklace is in: EXCELLENT CONDITION. Just had it professionally restrung.