Each of Mikimoto's cultured pearl strands and studs are a work of art born from the mystery of the sea. Creation of these strands requires incredible skill, judgment and craftsmanship. The journey begins with a rigorous selection process, culling the very best quality pearls. This necklace, though slightly graduated from 8mm to 7mm, has the look of a uniform strand. Together with the matching studs, this is an ideal look or gift for any occasion.