Mikimoto exhibits Monroe’s pearls for The Bond Street Culture & Heritage Week
Pearl jeweller Mikimoto has announced that it will exhibit Marilyn Monroe’s Mikimoto pearl necklace as part of The Bond Street Culture & Heritage Week June 7 to 13.
The Japanese company presented the Akoya pearl necklace to the late film star on her 1954 honeymoon with then husband Joe DiMaggio. Monroe later gave the necklace to close friend Paula Strasberg, who then passed it onto her daughter Susan Strasberg following the screen icon’s death. The necklace is claimed to have been one of the only pieces of fine jewellery owned by Marilyn, who is reported to have worn mostly costume jewellery..
Mikimoto was founded by Kokichi Mikimoto in 1893 and led the way in the cultivation of Akoya and South Sea pearls.