In 1893, Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in producing the world's first cultured pearl. Since that day, Mikimoto continues to make history, creating its own distinctive style. Mikimoto has developed the highest standards of quality and consistency by devoting more than a century to understanding the sea and researching the oyster. Only the top 5% of the pearl harvest meets the strict quality standards of Mikimoto.

 

A proprietary pearl grading system measures the quality of each Mikimoto pearl. This unique grading system provides the standard of excellence that distinguishes Mikimoto pearls from all others. 

 

Each strand of Mikimoto cultured pearls is a work of art born from the mystery of the sea.

Creation of these strands requires incredible skill, judgment and craftsmanship.

 

Offering the world’s finest selection of cultured pearl jewelry, Mikimoto is synonymous with unparalleled expertise and service at every stage.

 

Mikimoto jewelry has possessed a timeless quality, a perfect balance of tradition and innovation, always appropriate, always in style.  Absolute attention to every detail results in jewels admired around the world, for generations past and generations to come.

 

 

Toba farm 1947. Pearl threader.

Kokichi Mikimoto, "The Pearl King", the first to discover the technique for the cultivation of pearls.

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