Before the legendary Mikimoto jewelry company got its start, founder Kokichi Mikimoto lived a simple life caring for the oysters on the shores of Japan. He wanted to protect the natural resources of the island, but he didn’t want to give up on the beautiful pearls that were created there. He studied for years, and after many trials, he was able to create the world’s first cultured pearls. After proving that he was able to reliably produce cultured pearls that lived up to the exacting standards of the jewelry and fashion world, he launched the Mikimoto jewelry store.
Mikimoto found instant success throughout Asia, Europe and North America. Using pearl-centric designs, Mikimoto brought together precious metals with the stunning, round orbs that gave them their start. Each and every design showcases pearls caged in diamonds and dangling from extravagant pendants. Mikimoto pearls have become an industry-leading standard in quality and design. Stars all over the world have been spotted wearing Mikimoto jewelry on the red carpet, and Mikimoto pearl earrings make a perfect gift for loved ones on holidays and birthdays. Mikimoto continues to expand its jewelry line to include many unique pendants, pearl necklaces and other exotic gems. They have also added a variety of exclusive men’s pieces such as pearl cuff links and tie clips.
All of the designers working for Mikimoto today have been tasked with the challenge of creating unique designs that fit perfectly into Japanese and western culture. Each and every piece is still handcrafted in their dedicated factory in Japan under the supervision of the design and quality team. Today you can identify all Mikimoto jewelry by its engraved oyster or its trademark M charm.
Caring For Your Jewelry
The best way to protect the value of your Mikimoto jewelry is to take good care of it year-round. You should ensure that it stays clean and free of any dirt or debris that can discolor the pearls or build up around the diamonds. Also make sure that your clasps and hinges are functioning properly, and repair them when they do not. Finally, inspect your jewelry regularly to make sure there are no loose gems or worn down settings.
Selling Your Jewelry
If you have authentic Mikimoto jewelry that you are looking to sell or pawn, Pawngo can help. Our safe and easy process allows you to exchange your high-end merchandise for cash in as little as 24 hours. Because we have GIA certified gemologists on staff, you can rest assured that you’ll get a fair and accurate price for your jewelry. We’ll also take very good care of your jewelry by keeping it in our state-of-the-art, secure facility with 24-hour surveillance. If you pay off your loan, we will FedEx your items back fully insured and at no extra cost.
If you are ready to get started selling your prized Mikimoto jewelry, start your application online today.