Mikimoto is the brand name that is synonymous to superior quality and authenticity. The name of its founder Kokichi Mikimoto is a well-known name in the pearl industry. He was the first one to introduce to the world many forms of cultured pearls. Thus, pearl lovers will be always be grateful for his invention of most elegant pearls.
The history of Mikimoto pearls
In the year 1893, Mikimoto created successfully the first cultured pearl after facing lot of hardship for years. His first flawless pearl was introduced in the market around the year 1905. Slowly the pearls of his culture farm found its way to become part of exclusive ornaments. As the market for pearls increased he became the unofficial international trader of Japan pearls. His wide spread marketing to other developing countries helped pearl cultivators to produce quality pearls.
Identification of Mikimoto pearls
The pearl necklaces of Mikimoto are marked with ‘M’ as its logo and has trademark outline of oyster on it. Today, they are the leading producers of pearl ornament makers. The designs of the jewelry sets are unique and are luxurious. Their mysterious dazzling pearls are well qualified to be stated as family heirloom.
The type of Mikimoto pearls
- Akoya pearls
These pearls are produced by the Pinctada Fucata Martensiii mollusc. The pearl size normally ranges from 3 mm to 10 mm, perfect to make exclusively designed necklaces and strands of pearls.
- Tahitian pearls
It is even known as Black south sea pearls for its visual gray colour and even sometimes found in shining black colour. The size starts from 8mm and exclusively used to design pendants, bracelets and earrings.
- White south sea pearls
As the name indicates this 22mm sized pearls are whitish in colour shining brilliantly reflecting the natural lights falling on its surface. The pearls are produced by silver sipped south sea oyster found in deep offshore waters.
The pearls in the Mikimoto pearl necklace vary as per the requirement to set them in the ornaments thus choose Mikimoto jewels as per your personal preference.