Kokichi Mikimoto began his business in 1893 Japan. He’s widely known as the inventor of cultured pearls, which appear with great frequency in his collections. Mikimoto jewelry consists of only the finest ocean fruits: rare South Sea pearls, pink conch pearls, Titian pearls, white pearls, etc. Plus, the brand uses only 18 karat gold or platinum; high quality VS, G color or better diamonds, all natural colored gemstones, and the finest silk thread to string pearls.

Today, Mikimoto is the foremost producer of the finest quality cultured pearls and a world leader in the design of exceptional jewelry. The Mikimoto name is synonymous with superior quality at every stage, from the selection of finest materials to expert workmanship to our customer service commitment. Each beautiful piece reflects supreme dedication, passion and care. For today’s connoisseur of fine jewelry, Mikimoto combines timeless elegance with sophisticated, modern design. To own Mikimoto is a unique and luxurious pleasure. To wear Mikimoto is to reflect the purity of the ocean… the mystery of creation… and to know you are adorned with the finest cultured pearls in the world.

Each piece in the Mikimoto line is singular. Simple elegance characterizes a unique design, or a classic shape with a new twist. A typical Mikimoto piece is pared down to one or two types of stone. After all, the purity of the pearl itself is of the utmost importance to the brand.

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.

Most Mikimoto jewelry can be worn day and evening. The house also comes out with quietly elegant statement pieces, such as the Empress Necklace shown above.