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    Those tweezers are neat. And I love the double pearls.

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    Ok, I have a little story here about my "smallies"...

    Just this weekend, I found my mom browsing through the Mikimoto catalogue, and she casually said, maybe I should replace my Mikimoto pearls with something bigger. I chuckled and was like, "Ma! I don't own a Mikimoto! They're too pricey!"

    "Of course you do! The one I gave you... when you were 7!"

    I'm sorry, whuuuut? Did I hear her right? I thought we didn't know where those came from?

    So I pressed for more details. Back in the 80's, she saw the pearl set in a shop in the Dubai airport, and she thought that I can wear them, but I was only 3 then. Typical mom, she bought them anyway, used them for a few years until I was old enough to wear them. :P When she saw the Mikimoto catalogue, she remembered that it was the name of the shop in Dubai.

    No box, no papers, she threw them all away. My mom is not brand-conscious, and she had no plans of reselling them.

    Off to do research I went. Lo and behold, there were the M markings at the back of the pendant and the backing of the earrings!

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    So I guess all these years (heck, decades!), my very own smallies are actually Mikis?

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    What a wonderful story!! Just goes to tell you that buying quality always pays off!

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    They are beautiful, CrazyMissy, and a beautiful set. They look very modern/timeless, still. I don't have papers or anything for mine, either. Doesn't matter. They have the stamp and a great story.

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    That's amazing. Maybe if you wrote to Mikimoto and sent photos they could give you more info about the pieces?

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    And recently going through things, I discovered that this pin, which was my mother's...is Mikimoto. Name:  IMG_3460.jpg
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    Etsy shop: OceansCove
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    Amazon Handmade: Ocean's Cove

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    Wow. Miki's are popping up all over the place.

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    Beautiful pin, JP! Is it 14 or 18K?

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    What a lovely pin! I hope you wear it. That is one of the nicer vintage Mikimoto pins I have seen... a lot of them look the same, usually in grape clusters. This has a harp like almost musical note appearance. Very graceful pin , JerseyPearl.

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    That's a beautiful pin, JP! Very timeless!

    @amti, 2thdktr, BWeaves: thanks! I'll check out Miki's support and see if they can trace the collection. I've been searching the web like a mad woman, but I could not see their old collections before.. you know, before the internet came along.

    I wonder if anyone here owns a Miki rope, I've been lusting for one for ages! A-G-E-S!! (but the price tag is in the 5-digits so I guess I'll just keep on dreaming for now!)

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    Thanks everyone. It was a favorite of my mother's. I'm not sure, but I believe it's marked 750, but I'd have to double check.
    Etsy shop: OceansCove
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