To celebrate its 120th anniversary, Mikimoto honors the company’s rich heritage and long-standing tradition of producing the world’s most exquisite pearls.
The anniversary illustrates Mikimoto’s expertise in designing and creating magnificent cultured pearl jewelry. Rare stones and precious metals are combined in innovative ways to create illustrious one-of-a-kind pieces that showcase the natural and alluring splendor of the pearl. The pieces are the culmination of a vision born in 1893 when the company’s founder, Kokichi Mikimoto, first invented the cultured pearl. A scientist and artist, Mikimoto pursued with passion and fervor his desire to share nature’s most precious gift with women everywhere. He single-handedly created an industry around his wish to “adorn the necks of all women of the world with pearls,” as he famously proclaimed.
Today, the name Mikimoto has become synonymous with exceptional pearls. Recognized as the international leader and producer of the finest quality cultured pearl jewelry, Kokichi Mikimoto’s legacy endures in the pieces acquired by Mikimoto customers around the world.