Kokichi Mikimoto was born in 1858 on Japan's Shima peninsula. He discovered the beauty of pearls at an early age and realized how they often lacked symmetry and had other imperfections. Realizing that oysters created pearls when particles of sand or other similar tiny particle entered the oyster's shell, he created a way to induce pearl production in oysters artificially. His ground breaking idea was to introduce a foreign, yet benign, substance into oysters, that coerced them create pearls.
After years of struggling with natural disasters and many failures, Mikimoto finally succeeding in creating near perfect pearls crediting him with being the founding father of cultured pearls. Mikimoto discovered that Akoya oysters made the most beautiful cultured pearls. He farmed Akoya oysters from Ojima Island renaming it "Oyster Island" and opened his first shop in 1899 in a fashionable area in downtown Tokyo.
Today, Mikimoto is the gold standard of the world's finest cultured pearls and are the most sought after cultured pearls in the world. Worn by royalty, celebrities and others who adore the breathtaking beauty of Mikimoto pearls, the business has thrived for over a century.
A luxurious and beautiful statement, any necklace created by Mikimoto's successors in the business are coveted by chic women everywhere.
Here, the Honeycomb necklace continues Mikimoto's legacy of fine luxurious pearl necklaces. Created with 7.5 by 7 mm white Akoya pearls, this necklace has 18K gold hexagonal accents throughout the design. Accented with a total of nearly 3 carats of diamonds, these necklace makes a bold beautiful statement of luxury, and refined style.
Mikimoto is known for exquisite designs featuring only the finest in cultured pearls. One would expect designers at Mikimoto to understand how to use cultured pearls to create stunning pieces, because their founder invented the process for creating beautiful cultured pearls in 1893. The company was founded by Kokichi Mikimoto, the inventor of cultured pearls. The company still stands by its high quality, selecting only 5% of each pearl harvest to be used in making its luxurious classic pieces. Mikimoto creates pieces that are known for their ability to make a lasting impression.
The Mikimoto Embrace White South Sea Cultured Pearl Bracelet is the perfect example of one of Mikimoto’s fine jewelry collection. This cultured pearl bracelet features 18 mm White South Sea Cultured Pearls, accented by 1.1ct diamonds, and 18K white gold. This classically designed piece would go perfectly with many of the other pieces in the Embrace collection. This whimsical collection embraces her with elegance. This bracelet is the perfect complement to the Twist Akoya Cultured Pearl pendant in white gold and Embrace Akoya Cultured Pearl earrings, also in white gold. This set is perfect for weddings, formal balls, or a fine dining experience with that special someone. Any woman who receives this bracelet as a gift will be reminded that she is being embraced by the one she holds dear to her heart every time she wears it.
Mikimoto is the world's foremost maker of cultured pearls. Mikimoto has been creating pearl jewelry that is both refined and elegant works of art since 1893. Kokichi Mikimoto was the first to succeed in creating cultured pearls and has since been the top name in pearl jewelry. When you buy a Mikimoto piece you are making an investment in beauty and quality.
One of the Mikimoto collections that outline the best of the brand is the Classic Elegance collection. Each pearl is hand selected for its beauty and size. Only the world's best pearls will become part of the Classic Elegance collection. The Classic Elegance Collection only uses hand selected white cultured South Sea Pearls for its jewelry. Each pearl is inspected for lustre and shape. If it meets Mikimoto strict standards then it will be crafted into a breathtaking piece of pearl jewelry suited for the most refined tastes.
The Mikimoto Classic Elegance collection features a variety of stunning pieces that will suit just about any refined taste. There are dazzling earrings as well as delicate rings. The necklaces are a statement piece in themselves and will be both eye-catching as well as practical. Everyone will marvel at your fine quality Mikimoto pieces.
If you want to make an investment in quality jewelry that will last a lifetime and that will stay beautiful as long as it lasts then you need to invest in the Mikimoto Classic Elegance collection.Each piece is carefully handmade by a skilled artisan and is made of the finest materials. It is a work of art that you will enjoy for years to come. You will be proud to wear your fine Mikimoto jewelry to just about any event and it will never go out of style. Take a look at the fine pieces of this collection and own a piece of the living sea.
The Mikimoto Fusion Akoya and Black Sea Pearls necklace is a statement piece that portrays elegance, class and femininity. Black south sea pearls are sometimes called Tahitian pearls and are recognized for their deep yet gorgeous multi-toned hues. Akoya pearls are the most favored type of pearl on the market, they have the characteristics of a traditional, timeless pearl with a more notable quality and gleam. The Akoya and Black sea pearls together have created a blend of absolute style and beauty.
Mikimoto is the man who started the cultured pearl industry, the title of Mikimoto indicates brilliance and knowledge in the industry of pearls. These necklaces feature a series of the highly sought after Akoya pearls, accompanied by six spectacular black south pearls, creating a distinct contrast that can catch the eye even from far distances.
In addition to the precious cultured pearls, this necklace is comprised of only top quality materials, including 2.4ct diamonds and 18k white gold. There are no corners cut when in comes to the high standards of these timeless pieces. The Mikimota Fusion Akoya and Black South Sea Pearls necklace is set at the most complimentary length, which makes it the perfect accessory with any clothing neckline. The placement of the necklace makes it easy to layer with other necklaces. Each cultured Akoya pearl measures at 7.5x7mm, a very generous pearl size.
The combination of Akoya and Black South Sea pearls have such a prominent, striking appearance that this necklace can be worn alone and can single handedly complete the look of an entire outfit. Pearls are often described as polished, that is another great word for describing a person wearing this necklace, they appear put-together and polished.
Although this necklace is beautiful when worn independently, it also pairs perfectly with earrings of either classic, light pearl tones or as dark as the black south sea pearls. A necklace of this versatility can be worn by any age woman for decades into the future, it is an investment in appearance and is made to be a prized possession.
Kokichi Mikimoto, a humble son of a noodle-shop owner, pioneered a method for culturing pearls over a century ago. His company is now a leader in Japan's gemstone market, and his pearls are renowned symbols of status and beauty. To celebrate 120 years of business, the Mikimoto company has released a special edition line of pearl jewelry called "The Four Seasons Collection". Made up of 9 beautiful and unique pieces, it is truly a collection of special magnificence, that is meant to represent the colors and moods of the four seasons.
The Spring suite of jewelry features a gorgeous white South Seas cultured pearl, set in yellow gold and surrounded by dozens of green tsavorites, white diamonds, sapphires, amethysts, and tourmalines of many different colors. The main colors that offset the gold are beautiful greens and pinks that evoke spring, and the beginning of a new year with blooms and blossoms in abundance.
The Summer Ring and Earrings are vivid and brightly colored. With a white South Seas cultured pearl at the center of attention, it is set in a warm yellow gold. The surrounding stones include white diamonds and multi-colored sapphires, ranging from warm colors to cold. One side of the piece is drenched in the hot colors, like the heat of summer. They are made up of deep oranges and warm yellows. The other side contains cool colors, honoring the coastal breezes that calm the summer heat. Deep blue and pink sapphires make the jewelry so bright and colorful, it is almost rainbow-like.
The Autumn suite features the main stone, a gorgeous Golden South Sea cultured pearl. The settings are warm yellow gold, and the gemstones that accompany the golden pearl are as dramatic as the changing leaves. There are multiple fiery colors of sapphires, from yellow to orange. There are also red hot tsavorites and spessarite garnets, which make the autumn suite absolutely burning with decadence.
While the winter suite has yet to be revealed, the other available pieces are truly works of art, and stunning to behold. They are made with the purest gems and finest gold available on the market. A woman of taste and refinement could not go wrong with a Mikimoto Four Seasons statement piece.
Pearls make a very powerful statement. Aside from the basic white pearl, there are many different colors ranging from gold all the way to black pearls. The Mikimoto Aurora Bracelet is composed of 10-8mm Black South Sea cultured pearls with .42 carat of diamonds on a 18K white gold bracelet. Pearls are very delicate, so they subsequently require proper care.
Your Mikimoto Aurora pearl bracelet should be laid out in a sectioned jewelry box, and when carrying the pearl bracelet, it should be in a protective pouch. But it is crucial to remember not to keep pearl jewelry in a security box for an extended period of time. The result of this might be dehydrated pearls. The bottom line is to keep your pearl bracelet in good shape is to wear them often.
It suggested to restring your pearls yearly. In addition pearls should not come in contact with water, because this may weaken the silk thread that keeps the pearls together.
With proper attention your pearls can last a long time. When you have made such a large financial investment, it behooves you to take care of them so they last and give you years of enjoyment.
The goal is to distinguish yourself from a common tycoon. When other salesman show up to the big presentation with that wealthy client, you will stand out as something unique and special. The Mikimoto Grey and Black cufflinks come with superior quality pearls embedded in them. The pearls give you an air of wealth that simple jewelry cannot match.
Cufflinks are something that many modern politicians and entrepreneurs feel are too antiquated, but they say something about your fine attention to detail. Mikimoto prides itself in putting a lot of care into every one of their products. Pearls are wonderful alternatives to other jewels because they are smooth and symmetrical. They do not look too glitzy, but neither are they too common. South Sea pearls are a step up into the halls of eminent prestige that few can meet.
A big deal can be made or broken simply based on the appearance of the seller. Show your quality and integrity – choose Mikimoto.
Make your jewelry collection have a supremely aquatic feel. Imagine stepping onto the beach, looking at your bracelet, which now has the same pretty azure hue as the waters before you. A perfect match! You want your jewelry to communicate a sense of royal peace, and the water style colors are a superb way to do so. The blue sky and the ocean water are married together in the Mikimoto Ocean jewelry collection.
If you are going on a trip to the seaside, or you just want to look less aristocratic than the typical bejeweled competitor, this simple collection is exactly what you need. It connotes simplicity, but with a deep level of liquid quality. Our materials are the finest blue sapphires and exquisite Akoya pearls. The stunning combination is both simple and sophisticated.
First impressions matter, whether at the fancy ball, formal workplace, or a private date. The Ocean earrings help you seem as a sea mermaid, with bits of your former habitation still clinging to you, wanting to listen to the quite rustle of the ocean waves. Your date will think you are very pretty.
Visit us at Schwarzschild Jewelers and let us show you the beautiful blues of the Mikimoto Ocean Collection.