The 120th anniversary of pearl- cuturing technology

By TERRY - Last updated: 木曜日, 1月 31, 2013 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

This year 2013, the pearl industry commemorates the 120th anniversary of  pearl-culturing technology. 


Koukichi Mikimoto, the founder of  MIKIMOTO ( whose flagship store is located in Ginza Tokyo succeeded in culturing pearls as the first case in the world in 1893.  Since then Koukichi was called “The King of Pearl”.

On this 30th  MIKIMOTO released a special accessory with pearls and jewels called “MIKIMOTO Pearl Crown “DREAMS&PEARLS”- twelve pearls and dreams”.

the item can change its form between a “crown” and a” necklace” and  has a shape of  12 flower blossoms made of big natural pearls of 5 different types and 3400 diamonds.  The designers took more than 2 years to complete this breathtaking and splendid pearl treasure.

To tell the truth, I am a distant relative of koukichi Mikimoto and recently on 18th this month, I learned a basic concept of pearls  at a  lecture program for tour guides jointly hosted by JGA(Japan Guide Association), the oldest and biggest guide- interpreters organization, and  TASAKI, a major pearl and jewelry store company like MIKIMOTO.  (

Therefore, I am so happy I learned ABC of the concept of pearls in this special year to pearl industry.


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