Your Official Mikimoto Pearls Jeweler
“My dream is to adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls.” — Kokichi Mikimoto, Founder
Over a century ago, 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 and a world leader in the design of exceptional jewelry. The Mikimoto name is synonymous with superior quality at every stage, from the selection of finest materials to expert workmanship to our customer service commitment. 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.
Mikimoto Standards of Excellence
Each pearl is as different and individual as a fingerprint, making it essential to follow quality grading standards. As the Originator of Cultured Pearls, Mikimoto has maintained the highest standards of quality and consistency by devoting more than a century to understanding the sea and researching the oyster. Mikimoto developed a proprietary grading system, unique within the cultured pearl industry, which accurately and consistently grades its pearls based on luster, surface perfection, color, shape and size. There are four Mikimoto grades: A, A+, AA and AAA, with AAA being the highest quality. A mere three to five pearls out of every one hundred harvested are deemed worthy to bear the Mikimoto name.
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How Leeds & Son Uses Your Personal Information:
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When you are on our website you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other websites, blogs, or other electronic media not operated by Leeds & Son. These sites may collect personal information about you. Leeds & Son does not control sites that are operated by these entities and is not responsible for the information practices of the other websites. The privacy policies of any linked websites are the sole responsibility of the other websites.