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Mikimoto’s Modern Classics

Mikimoto’s Modern Classics

The World’s Original Pearl Company Celebrates Its Heritage

By Carol Besler

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Black South Sea cultured pearl, mint tourmaline and diamond earrings in 18k white gold.

A century ago, Mikimoto established its first black cultured pearl farm on Okinawa Island. Since then, the brand remains the authority in the highest quality black South Sea cultured pearl.

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The Mikimoto limited-edition strand of multi-colored South Sea cultured pearls celebrates the discovery of the black South Sea pearl.

Innovation is always at the heart of Mikimoto, as rare stones and precious metals – and, of course, pearls – combine to create contemporary classics. Mikimoto’s earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces incorporate Akoya, as well as natural black, white, golden, multi-color or baroque South Sea cultured pearls, offering a varied palette. Classic to contemporary, everyday essentials to evening or bridal wear, each piece is a flawless example of the company’s design aesthetic. Eighteen-karat white, yellow and rose gold or platinum are used exclusively for clasps and other adornments, while the finest silk thread strings the strands.

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Black South Sea cultured pearl and diamond Twist earrings in 18k white gold.

This year, in celebration of the discovery of the Black South Sea pearl, Mikimoto has created a limited-edition set that features a multi-colored black South Sea cultured pearl necklace with detachable bracelet, embellished with a special Mikimoto anniversary clasp. The 1914 gradient pearl set showcases the different variations and tones of black pearls – peacock, pistachio, aubergine, slate, grey, silver and midnight black with overtones of green, rose and blue.

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Multi-colored black South Sea cultured pearl strand with pavé diamond rondelles in 18k yellow and 18k white gold.

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