Celebrating Pearl Month


Olive Cluster

Our Founder

Kokichi Mikimoto, The Pearl King.

Mikimoto Quality

The best cultured pearls in the world.

Mikimoto Standards

Only the finest materials.

Strand Lengths

How to choose the perfect necklace.

Kokichi Mikimoto, The Pearl King

The skill of a scientist and the soul of an artist combined to create the genius of Kokichi Mikimoto, the inventor of cultured pearls. A visionary on a quest for beauty, it was his dream to 'adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls. Since his company's founding in 1893, elegant women worldwide have been entranced by cultured pearls ... mysterious gems of the sea.

Commitment to the highest quality

Each pearl harvested is as individual as a fingerprint, making it essential to establish quality grading standards. As the Originator of Cultured Pearls, Mikimoto maintains the strictest standards.

Standards of excellence

Mikimoto pearl jewellery is distinguished by unique characteristics that elevate it above all other pearl jewellery. One of the many ways we perfect the art of fine jewellery making is by controlling our production from start to finish. Only the finest quality materials are used:

18 karat gold or platinum
High quality VS, G color or better diamonds (certified via the Kimberley Process)
All natural-color gemstones - no radiation or color treatment Finest silk thread for pearl strands

Choose the perfect strand necklace

If in doubt, use this simple guideline: longer strands of bigger pearls make a more dramatic fashion statement; shorter strands, while classic and elegant, can easily be dressed "up" or "down" for casual occasions. So if you're sporty, go shorter; sophisticated, go long. Still can't decide? Opt for the mid-length Princess strand, which flatters every lifestyle and body type.