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Glenda B., Antiques and Collectibles Appraiser
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My mother was given this brooch about 40 years ago

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Hello My mother was given this brooch about 40 years ago from a gentleman in Japan. She was told they were Mikimoto pearls. Can you please tell me the approximate value and any other information you may have? The brooch is about 15cm in width. Regards
Di Andrew
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.
Di,I am not able to enlarge the photo to see the mark there on the back. Please use a magnifying glass (or some really good eyes!) to tell me what is there as a mark. I am looking for sterling, 10k, 14k, 18k, 585, or 750 to be there or maybe a maker initials (in that case these would not be Mikimoto). Also look for the word Mikimoto on the needle of the pin.