From my own estate jewelry, a fine vintage pair of large pearl and ruby drop earrings, French stud-backing style (self-clasp with hinge - can't lose them!). The dangling "flower" is set with 8 cut rubies each (2mm) and forms a halo around a 6mm pearl. The pearl at the earring stud (top) is a 7mm pearl. They're not MIKIMOTO, but they're a pair I've worn time and again with my various sets of MIKIMOTO, and they're indistinguishable in quality and pearlescent shimmer. Very lovely.
Very good to excellent condition, these are some of my own pearl and ruby earrings and I really just never wear pearls anymore. I have had the set for 15-20 years. No damage, no scratches, no dulling. These are just gorgeous! High pearlescent shimmer of color, a bit hard to photograph. Sixteen 2mm cut rubies in all, too. So pretty! I'm in process of selling off my own and crated collected fine and antique jewelry. Watch for loads of gorgeous things to be listed in weeks ahead. A LOT to work through!