Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Default Mother's Pearls Please Help Identify

    Hello all,
    I'm a new member who loves pearls, and was thrilled when my Father gave me my Mother's strand.
    He was in Japan in the 1950s, and told me he bought these for his new bride. He believes they were from Mikimoto, but I cannot find a clasp from Mikimoto which would look similar to the clasp on my pearls.
    They are 24" long, pass the grittiness test, and look almost pink in some light.
    They are beautiful, with lovely luster. I would love to know more about them if possible.Name:  IMG_0459.jpg
Views: 187
Size:  80.2 KBName:  IMG_0458.jpg
Views: 185
Size:  170.2 KB

  2. #2
    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    7,578

    Default

    Hi Jules_N-- welcome to Pearl Guide!

    I think one of our members has a Miki necklace with a clasp like that...calling BWeaves...

    I'm going hunting for the photo I've seen on here with a similar clasp.

  3. #3
    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    7,578

    Default

    Bingo, found the thread I was thinking of, about a strand with the same clasp. Apparently they are Blue Lagoon which is a brand of pearls made by Mikimoto.

    See this post in particular:
    https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/sh...l=1#post177777

  4. #4
    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Orlando, Florida, USA
    Posts
    3,866

    Default

    Yup! Those look like the Blue Lagoon pearls from my Aunt Love. Blue Lagoon was one of Mikimoto's less expensive lines. However, even Miki's less expensive pearls are much nicer than most mall jewelery store pearls.

    Enjoy! You have a beautiful strand of pearls. The clasp is the older style of Blue Lagoon clasp. I think they've changed the style of clasp on the newer pearls.

  5. #5
    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Australia
    Posts
    5,537

    Default

    Welcome !! What a lovely strand !!!

  6. #6
    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    9,960

    Default

    Jules,

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful pearls and story.
    Pattye


    PatriciaSaabDesigns.etsy.com

    facebook.com/PatriciaSaabDesigns

    SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

  7. #7
    Pearl Journalist Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert GemGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Oceanside, CA
    Posts
    9,112

    Default

    A strand of pearls from the time you indicate would have been graduated and not uniform like these. They are beautiful pearls.
    GemGeek
    The World Is My Oyster!

  8. #8
    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Orlando, Florida, USA
    Posts
    3,866

    Default

    I agree, that a strand from the 1950's would have been graduated. Since these are very even in size, and look exactly like my Aunt Love's strand, down to the style of clasp, I'd say these pearls were from the 1980s or 90s.

  9. #9
    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    7,578

    Default

    It sounds like maybe Jules' mother had several strands, and the father forgot which one this was.

Similar Threads

  1. Please help identify pearls
    By kvu3 in forum What Kind of Pearls do I have?
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-11-2017, 05:06 PM
  2. Please help me identify this pearl strand from my mother
    By Karman in forum What Kind of Pearls do I have?
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-31-2016, 05:26 PM
  3. Pearls for Bride and Mother
    By KauaiAnne in forum Pearl Engagement Rings and Wedding Pearls
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 12-07-2013, 07:30 PM
  4. My mother just found some pearls
    By G2J in forum What Kind of Pearls do I have?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-17-2013, 11:50 AM
  5. Mother's day Pearls for my dear Mom
    By Skypearl in forum Show Us Your Pearls!
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 08-28-2012, 09:26 AM