Evoking Elegance and quality, Mikimoto pearls are the pinnacle of the cultured pearl industry. Receiving his first patent in 1907, Kokichi Mikimoto revolutionized the way the world wears pearls. Using only the finest materials and expert craftsmanship, it's no wonder his jewels graced the decolletage of Marilyn Monroe and Princess Grace. CONDITION: This necklace is in overall excellent condition. It does not ship with a designer box.