Kokichi Mikimoto successfully created the world’s first cultured pearls. Ever since then, Mikimoto has been seeking to harness the allure of pearls, translating hopes and dreams into pearl necklaces for over 120 years. Mikimoto pearl necklaces have been loved across all generations and genders. Learn more about Mikimoto HK below.
Top Mikimoto Price List 2021
|Top 10 products||Price||Store|
|Mikimoto \n gold yellow gold earrings||HK$ 46,142.30||Vestiaire Collective|
|Mikimoto Single Strand Pearl Necklace w/ 18k Yellow Gold Clasp||HK$ 13,047.79||Amazon|
|Mikimoto \n silver silver necklaces||HK$ 19,317.21||Vestiaire Collective|
|Mikimoto \n silver white gold bracelets||HK$ 37,302.72||Vestiaire Collective|
|Mikimoto \n gold yellow gold necklaces||HK$ 23,791.52||Vestiaire Collective|
|Mikimoto \n gold yellow gold necklaces||HK$ 26,104.37||Vestiaire Collective|
|Mikimoto \n other white gold earrings||HK$ 56,487.82||Vestiaire Collective|
|Mikimoto \n gold yellow gold earrings||HK$ 55,853.13||Vestiaire Collective|
|Mikimoto \n other white gold earrings||HK$ 48,871.54||Vestiaire Collective|
|Mikimoto \n gold yellow gold earrings||HK$ 31,734.75||Vestiaire Collective|
Mikimoto is the premier producer and designer of the world’s highest quality pearls and pearl jewellery. Mikimoto’s founder, Kokichi Mikimoto, successfully created the first cultured pearls. Thus, began a lifelong pursuit to fulfil his dream of “adorning the necks of all women around the world with pearls.” For over a century, this dream has lived on through the company that carries his name with honour and pride and continues to dedicate itself to the pursuit of beauty.
Mikimoto jewellery has become synonymous with only the finest quality materials- platinum or 18k gold, all-natural gemstones that haven’t been irradiated or colour treated in any way, and the highest quality silk thread. Mikimoto pieces can be identified by the trademark outline of an oyster, a distinctive engraving of the Mikimoto name, or the signature “M” logo charm.
The Legacy of Mikimoto
Mikimoto became the unofficial ambassador of Japan’s pearl trade and the embodiment of its reputation for refined goods of the highest quality. After World War II, Mikimoto opened stores in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai and Bombay, further solidifying international reach and recognition.
His vision lives today, as the brand he built strives to honour his memory and preserve the tradition of producing among the most luxurious, recognisable, elegant and desirable gems in the world.
Types of Mikimoto Pearls
Sought after for their breathtaking sheen and sumptuous hues, Ayoka pearls are produced by the Pinctada Fucata Martensii mollusc or the Akoya pearl oyster. Mikimoto Kokichi chose this oyster to produce the world’s first cultured pearls. Today they range in size from 3-10mm, and colours from white to cream, with overtones of rosé, blue, silver, and pale green.
Black South Sea Pearls
Also known as Tahitian pearls, they are prized for their rarity, visual depth and natural exotic colours. Though typically identified as black, these dark, opulent pearls range in colour from mirror-like grey to midnight black, with iridescent overtones, silver, rosé, dark moss, aubergine, cobalt and peacock. Produced by Pinctada Margaritifera, or Black-lipped oysters, sizes begin at 8mm and vary in shape, including round, oval, teardrop, or baroque. Black South Sea pearls exude modern sophistication and mysterious elegance.
White South Sea Pearls
Reaching up to 22mm in diameter, these magnificent, satiny pearls have a subdued opalescence that subtly shifts with lighting and movement. Produced by the Pinctada Maxima, also known as the Silver-lipped South Sea oyster, their rarity is due to the sensitive, difficult to cultivate nature of this species, found in deep, offshore waters. With a minimum harvest size of 9mm, shapes vary from round and oval to teardrop and organic baroque. White South Sea pearls are the ultimate statement of classic style and luxury.
Golden South Sea Pearls
Much like their cousins, these stunning pearls are produced by the Golden-lipped varietal of the Pinctada Maxima. Their deep, rich lustre ranges from light champagne to a mesmerising gold, rarer than its precious metal namesake. They also have a minimum harvest size of 9mm, with shapes varying from round and oval, to teardrop and organic baroque. Golden South Sea pearls are rarefied and highly coveted.