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    Mikimoto Pearl Earrings

      The appeal of the earring has transcended both time and fashion. Earrings are one of the oldest forms of personal adornment, with references from cultures around the world dating back to early recorded history. With this in Read more…

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    Celebrate Pearl Month of June

    June is Pearl Month, and for those people you know with birthday celebrations in June, what better time to treat that special someone to an item of exquisite pearl jewellery containing their birthstone? Birthstones have a long history Read more…

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    The Queen and the Ama Divers

    Continuing with our celebratory theme for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we thought we’d share the story of when the Queen met the famous Ama divers of Mikimoto Pearl Island. The Ama are predominately female divers that played an essential role Read more…

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    Mikimoto’s Blue & Gold Diamond Jubilee Crown

    Currently on display in Mikimoto’s New Bond Street store is the second of our crowns specially commissioned for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Entitled ‘Treasure of the Sea’, the design is inspired by the colours of the deep blue ocean Read more…

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    The Pearl Brooch: Timeless Appeal

    The brooch is currently undergoing an extravagant resurgence in the world of fashion; with a variety of uses to suit all, this retro fashion accessory is proving to be well and truly back on the map. Now making a comeback Read more…

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    How to Buy Pearls

    Maybe you’re an experienced pearl buyer who wants to further their collection, or maybe you’ve never even considered buying pearls before, and don’t know where to start. Either way, we want you to find your perfect pearl. With a wealth Read more…

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    Long Akoya Cultured Pearl Necklaces Now Available

    Long Akoya cultured pearl necklaces now available in our London store. As diverse as April in bloom, long Akoya necklaces can be worn as one simply elegant row, doubled-up for decadence, or in triple rows for depth in beauty; they Read more…

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    What are Akoya Pearls?

    The Akoya pearl has a special place in our hearts at Mikimoto, as it was the pearl with which Kokichi Mikimoto first started his pearl cultivation enterprise. Kokichi Mikimoto was determined to find a Read more…

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    What are Black South Sea Pearls?

    Black South Sea pearls are famed for their mysterious and breath-taking overtones. So mysterious in fact, there have been stories and tales associated with these pearls dating back centuries in and around their Read more…

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    What are White South Sea Pearls?

    The South Seas that lie between the northern coast of Australia and Indonesia are the native habitat of the large silver-lipped South Sea oyster, also known as the Pinctada maxima, from which the White Read more…