While there is never a bad time to discuss pearls, the month of June will present some beautiful pieces brought to you by Mikimoto. As one of the top pearl brands in the business, Mikimoto continues to remain in command with beautiful creations from the Akoya Pearl. We at Gary Michaels Fine Jewelry are very proud to carry a number of Mikimoto products that can be seen on our products page. Taking the Akoya pearl and making it into a beautifully, free-flowing piece of jewelry is a process in itself that we all need to appreciate. The time and craftsmanship that goes into the gathering of these freshwater pearls is an age-old art, which continues to deliver a high-quality product that is worn for both weddings and special occasions. The Mikimoto brand represents how pearl designer jewelry should be treated. If you have an image in your mind as to how the perfect setting of pearls should look, chances are you are thinking of the Akoya Pearl. These type of pearls present a classical/traditional look of white color and rose overtone, all of which are matched in size, shape, and color. Creating a perfect sequence can take some time which is why the Akoya Pearls must be recognized throughout the month of June.
The origin of this brand goes back to the father of the pearls. In 1888 Mikimoto Kokichi received a loan to start his first pearl oyster farm where patience and creativity took over. Mikimoto is credited for being the creator of the very first cultured pearl at the turn of the century, along with opening the first Mikimoto pearl shop in 1899. He introduced the world to perfectly sphered pearls that were unknown to many. Despite the popularity of diamond jewelry, pearls have stood the test of time when defining a woman.
Mikimoto is credited to taking a beautifully rounded pearl and making a variety of collections from it. This month of June will reign with Pearls such as:
-Long Akoya Cultured Pearl Necklace
-Blue Sapphire Necklaces and Earrings
-Fortune Leaves Earrings and Necklaces
Below is a video featuring the beautifully crafted Long Akoya Cultured Pearl Necklace. To inquire more about these timeless, sophisticated pieces, contact us today!