Kokichi Mikimoto | The Godfather of Cultured Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

Kokichi Mikimoto | The Godfather of Cultured Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

by Joanne BRENT September 16, 2019

Today, the name Mikimoto is associated with luxury pearl jewelry and timeless elegance. But did you know that Japan’s representative jeweler was founded by the same person who is credited with creating the very first cultured pearl? Kokichi Mikimoto is said to have had the mind of a scientist but the soul of an artist. It’s not surprising that he set out to adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls that he had learned to painstakingly culture by hand from Akoya oysters

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