Mikimoto founder Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world’s first cultured pearl in 1893.
Mikimoto embarked upon the path of becoming a jeweller in order to fulfill his dream of adorning women the world over with pearls.
One stop on Mikimoto’s journey that helped to bring about his worldwide recognition
is a place located very far away from Japan: Paris, France.
Mikimoto held an exhibition at the 1937 Paris International Exposition featuring its yaguruma sash clip, which was met with high commendation.
Mikimoto subsequently opened a shop in Paris’ Place Vendôme, which houses only the most globally-acclaimed jewellers.
Today, Mikimoto is known among jewellery enthusiasts around the globe for its truly authentic elegance.