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The Pinctada fucata Martensii
, more commonly known as Akoya
pearl oyster, lives in the calm shoals of Japan. The pearls it produces are highly-prized for their lustrous and rich colors ranging from white, cream, and pink to silver pink. Smallest of the world’s pearl producing oysters, this mollusk is known for its consistency in producing perfect spherical cultured pearls which create the fabulous Akoya
pearl jewelry that Mikimoto
is acclaimed for. The Akoya
pearl is held close to the heart of Mikimoto
, manufacturer of the world’s finest cultured pearl haute joaillerie
. It was with this pearl that Kokichi Mikimoto
, legendary creator of the cultured pearl, began his pearl cultivation business. In 1893, Kokichi
produced his first spherical cultured Akoya
pearl and went on to become the first to successfully market cultured pearls. Today, the name “Mikimoto”
, is renowned the world over for the timeless beauty of its classic Akoya
pearl jewelry creations, fulfilling Kokichi’s
dream to make this once-rare jewel of the sea available to all women of the world.
Find Mikimoto’s precious collections at Keller and George – authorized dealer for Mikimoto.