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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mikimoto's Exclusives One-of-a-Kind Luxury!



If you are lucky enough to live in the New York or Beverly Hills areas - Mikimoto will have "never before seen in the US" pieces from their Exclusives Collection on display!


The Exclusives Collection is "...a collection of one-of-a-kind and limited jewelry pieces. This couture merchandise represents the pinnacle of Mikimoto quality and jewelry design."


from the Mikimoto Website


"I would like to adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls."Kokichi Mikimoto


In 1893 Kokichi Mikimoto developed the process to "culture" a semi-spherical  pearl, followed by his achieving a spherical pearl in 1905, a process which brought stunning pearls to the masses.  Prior to the culturing process it could take years to complete a single strand of pearls.  Hence the saying "the Queen of Gems and the Gem of Queens", as it was only Royalty that could afford a strand.


For more on the history of Mikimoto see: http://www.mikimotoamerica.com/our-heritage/our-history
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