The skill of a scientist and the soul of an artist combine to create the genius of Kokichi Mikimoto (1858 – 1954), who, over a century ago, succeeded in creating the world's first cultured pearl.LEARN MORE
His quest for perfection and love for these lustrous gems of the sea were the guiding forces behind the house of Mikimoto.
Mikimoto was a Japanese entrepreneur. His first pearls, produced in 1893, were hemispherical; it would take until 1909 to develop fully spherical pearls that were indistinguishable from natural ones. Commercially viable harvests were not obtained until the 1920’s.
Today, Mikimoto is the foremost producer of the highest quality cultured pearls and a world leader in the design of exceptional pearl jewelry.BACK TO SHOP
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