Mikimoto – the First Name in Cultured Pearls

No – a cultured pearl is not a pearl that knows to hold out it’s pinky when drinking tea. A cultured pearl is one that is deliberately grown – as opposed to found at random in the wild. Largely – we have Kokichi Mikimoto for creating a revolution in the pearl industry – for endless research – and for realizing a vision that included “adorn(ing) the necks of all the women of the world with pearls.” Ultimately – the Mikimoto name became synonymous with pearls. Read more about this interesting man and his history here. (Click on history in the …