MIKIMOTO

Creating pearls is an utterly mesmerizing procedure that many are unaware of all the time it takes just to generate one pearl. Mikimoto was enthralled as a small boy watching the pearl divers come on shore with all their riches. It was in 1893 that the first Mikimoto pearl was introduced into the world of jewelry. Mikimoto was the first to dream ideas that had never been discussed. He was able to execute most of the innovative plans in such a manner that he received notable recognition for them. Although, not the first to introduce the pearl, he was the first man ever to grow a man made pearl.

In 1899, they opened their first boutique respectfully in Ginza, Japan. He was later noted for his many patents, one of which involved the development for hemispherical pearls; this was a collaborated help from the Mise-Nishikawa method, of developing hemispherical pearls. Mikimoto was very protective of his reputation. He was always sure to enforce that his products were of the utmost excellence and were absolutely in a premium class. In 1932, in front of the Kobe Chamber of Commerce, spectators watched in awe as he burned inferior pearls to display his devotion to quality; news traveled fast as the word was spread by eager journalists.

All of the pieces are adorned with their unique signatures. An outline of an oyster or the Mikimoto name engraved on every jewel; the strands and bracelets are also fixed with a signature M-circle logo charm. Attaining to a certain level of superiority allowed Mikimoto to become the official jeweler of Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and other pageants under the Miss Universe organization. Pearls are timeless and classic just as the brand has done so well to emulate into their collection.