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Each of Mikimoto's cultured pearl strands are a work of art born from the mystery of the sea. Creation of these strands requires incredible skill, judgment and craftsmanship. The journey begins with a rigorous selection process, culling the very best quality pearls. Only the top 5% of all the cultured pearls in the world meet the Mikimoto standards of quality.

Select the Right Strand for You

When choosing a strand length or style, use this simple guideline: longer strands of bigger pearls make a more dramatic fashion statement; shorter strands, while classic and elegant, can easily be dressed “up” or “down” for casual occasions.

Mikimoto’s South Sea cultured pearls are impressively large in size and come in a dazzling array of natural colors. It can take years to assemble a harmoniously matched strand.

A lariat necklace is a versatile alternative to the traditional pearl strand. The unique clasp can be fastened around any pearl on the strand to create new and inventive looks.

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Traditional Strands
Choose a length.
Selected:
Choker: 16"
Princess: 18"
Matinee: 22-24"
Opera: 30-32"
South Sea
Selected
South Sea
Lariats
Selected
Lariat
 
Princess: 18"
18" Strand Necklace - White Gold Clasp
 
Princess: 18"
18" Strand Necklace - Yellow Gold Clasp
Matinee: 22-24"
22" Strand Necklace - Yellow Gold Clasp
 
Matinee: 22-24"
22" Strand Necklace - White Gold Clasp
 
Opera: 30-32"
32" Strand Necklace - White Gold Clasp
Opera: 30-32"
32" Strand Necklace - Yellow Gold Clasp
   
Princess: 18"
Ocean Strand Necklace
South Sea
Black South Sea Strand
Lariat
Avenir Necklace
 
South Sea
White South Sea Strand
South Sea
Golden South Sea Strand
 

Kokichi Mikimoto, The Pearl King

Kokichi Mikimoto, The Pearl King
 

Commitment to the Highest Quality

Commitment to the Highest Quality
 

Standards of Excellence

Standards of Excellence
 

Choose Your Perfect Strand Necklace Length

Choose Your Perfect Strand Necklace Length
 

Kokichi Mikimoto, The Pearl King

The skill of a scientist and the soul of an artist combined to create the genius of Kokichi Mikimoto, the inventor of cultured pearls. A visionary on a quest for beauty, it was his dream to "adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls." Since his company's founding in 1893, elegant women worldwide have been entranced by cultured pearls ... mysterious gems of the sea.

Commitment to the Highest Quality

This Pearl Pyramid represents the quantity and quality of all cultured pearls harvested in Japan. Only the best cultured pearls are deemed worthy to carry the Mikimoto name. The Mikimoto pearl grading scale is the only qualified system that accurately and consistently defines a pearl's quality of four individual grade categories.

Standards of Excellence

Mikimoto pearl jewelry is distinguished by unique characteristics that elevate it above all other pearl jewelry. One of the many ways we perfect the art of fine jewelry making is by controlling our production from start to finish. Only the finest quality materials are used:

18 karat gold or platinum
High quality VS, G color or better diamonds (certified via the Kimberley Process)
All natural-color gemstones - no radiation or color treatment
Finest silk thread for pearl strands

Choose Your Perfect Strand Necklace Length

If in doubt, use this simple guideline: longer strands of bigger pearls make a more dramatic fashion statement; shorter strands, while classic and elegant, can easily be dressed "up" or "down" for casual occasions. So if you're sporty, go shorter; sophisticated, go long. Still can't decide? Opt for the mid-length Princess strand, which flatters every lifestyle and body type.