The lustre of MIKIMOTO pearls, as well as their elegance and refinement, can be attributed to the importance that Mr. Kokichi Mikimoto, the founder of MIKIMOTO, placed on quality. So as to the importance of craftsmanship, jewellery crafters translate the brand philosophy of beauty and elegance into the jewellery pieces, and ensure the highest standard of quality is met. This spirit originated Mr. Kokichi Mikimoto who successfully produced a cultured pearl in 1893, regardless of all the difficulties, trial-and-error experiments, and intense public skepticism. His success in cultivating the first cultured pearl in the world has marked a page in the history in human race.