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 top menu.) Or just enjoy the pictures of the jewelry!