Mikimoto: Pearl King
Mikimoto makes you travel through time and connect with the ancient traditions of the development of cultured pearls. Ever since the House was established by Kokichi Mikimoto, his lifelong dream of “adorning the necks of all women around the world with pearls” has lived on.
Carving a path from the past into the future, Mikimoto continues to produce high jewellery of majestic beauty and brilliance to satisfy the aesthetic needs of its customers, from royalty and aristocracy to jewellery lovers all over the world. These values fit perfectly into Torres Joalheiros universe, as well as dedication, passion and carefulness that help crafting unique pieces of jewellery filled with history.
South Sea cultured pearls
Mikimoto’s South Sea cultured pearls are impressively large in size and come in a dazzling array of natural colors. Because of varieties in color, shape and size, it can take years to assemble a harmoniously matched strand.
These opulent golden pearls are produced by the golden-lipped oyster and are harvested in sizes of 15mm and even up, their natural golden color is said to be rarer than gold itself and the palette ranges from light champagne to a deep gold.
This oyster species of the South Sea can also produce richly luminescent white pearls, but the deeper golden colors are the most coveted of all pearls.
Prized for their brilliant luster and rich colors, Akoya pearls are a traditional symbol of elegance and beauty. Produced by Japan’s Akoya oysters, they are the most popular of all pearl types and they grow from 3mm to 10mm.