Three elegant Ming's Hawaii button enhancers in 14k yellow gold. They feature the cut out scroll design. The button is sphere shaped with the cut out design. Stamped "14K" on the back, hallmark not present. Total weight is 3.3 grams. Pre-owned in excellent condition.
Brand: Ming's Hawaii
Style: Button Enhancers
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Gram Weight: 3.3 Grams.
ABOUT MING'S JEWELRY HAWAII
Wook Moon established Ming's in 1940, expanding to Hawaii, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Houston, Ft. Lauderdale, and Atlanta. Ming's Honolulu offered pieces in gold, sterling silver, pearls, jade, coral, and Ivory, depicting Hawaiian and Asian motifs and hand carved figures of flowers and natural objects. 14K pieces were marked HK and 14K. Cast or hand-wrought sterling pieces were stamped "MING'S,” and often signed with S/S for sterling silver. Ivory pieces were hand signed in black ink "Ming's" often with a description of the piece - such as "Ming's Honolulu Ivory Plumeria Blossom." The earliest ivory pieces were hand signed "Ming's" in reddish brown ink. Sterling and tinted or dyed ivory pieces were popular sellers and only the finest African elephant ivory, legally purchased and imported, were used. Wook Moon trained many carvers in the midcentury who went on to individual fame, including Isami Doi and John Roberts. The Honolulu location was the last store to close in 1999 and Ming's jewelry is now highly coveted by collectors and jewelry connoisseurs.
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