In 1893, Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world’s first cultured pearl. His quest for perfection and his love for these pure, lustrous gems of the sea were the guiding forces that built the house of Mikimoto. Today, Mikimoto is the foremost producer of the finest quality cultured pearls, having devoted more than a century to understanding the sea and researching the oyster. 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. The Mikimoto name is synonymous with superior quality at every stage, from the selection of finest materials, to expert workmanship, to the creation of an exceptional jewelry collection. 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.