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
This Pearl Pyramid represents the quantity and quality of all cultured pearls harvested in Japan. Only the best cultured pearls are deemed worthy to carry the Mikimoto name. The Mikimoto pearl grading scale is the only qualified system that accurately and consistently defines a pearl's quality of four individual grade categories.
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.