Blue Lagoon by Mikimoto is a well-known and high-quality name brand in the world of jewelers. Fine retail jewelry stores such as Amazon.com carries the Blue Lagoon pearls in several styles in several price ranges.
The Mikimoto Blue Lagoon cultured Akoya pearl earrings and necklace set is an elegant set encased in 14 karat gold. It comes with a set of stud earrings and an 18” strand of pearls. This set is modern and chic, giving a woman a look of polished beauty. This set would make a great gift for a woman whose birth month is June and for a reasonable price of $149.
The Blue Lagoon 14 karat gold Akoya pearl pendant necklace is another beautiful choice. This Blue Lagoon pearl necklace is dainty and graceful with a single diamond-accented 7.5 mm round Akoya pearl hanging from an 18” 14 karat gold link chain that has a traditional spring ring clasp. This necklace is classic, yet contemporary and sure to be a favorite of any woman. This Blue Lagoon by Mikimoto necklace is priced at $295.
Other jewelers such as Zales do also carry the Blue Lagoon by Mikimoto collection but on a smaller scale. One can purchase a pair of Blue Lagoon stud Akoya pearl and diamond accent earrings for $300. Online specials vary but may occasionally include a free gift with purchases over $149 as well as free gift packaging.
Here is a little information to educate one on the Blue Lagoon by Mikimoto line of pearls. There is only so much of the high-quality cultured pearls that companies such as American Pearl, Tiffany & Co., and Mikimoto offer. Blue Lagoon is an effort by Mikimoto to take on the pearl market share, without contending with its pearl brand name. Pearls are graded by their luster, body color, the shape, and the overtone. This is the categorization. The AAA-rated pearls have an extremely high luster or shine to them. The AA class has a high luster, either an A+ medium or an A low. So the more enhanced the quality pearls, the more shine they will have. Blue Lagoon pearls by Mikimoto are a typical commercial grade merchandise with lower than A quality.
Buying the best pearls in one’s budget will guarantee that your pearls will look beautiful for a long time. Finer pearls with a higher luster grade have thicker nacre, which is the actual skin of the pearl itself. The thick-skinned pearls are what give the pearl a higher luster. Another benefit of purchasing a high-quality pearl is they have a better chance to increase their value over time. They are much more beautiful and remind women of why they adored pearls in the first place.
If you love Mikimoto pearls and would like to own some of the mystique of these high-quality pearls without spending a fortune, try looking for Blue Lagoon pearls by Mikimoto instead.
The Mikimoto Pearl Necklace
Kokichi Mikimoto is the man behind the Mikimoto pearl necklace. He is the one who has provided the world with some of the most exquisite and high-quality pearls available. One of his most infamous statements and one most often quoted was his remark that he would like to adorn the necks of all women of the world with pearls’. The beauty and quality of Kokichi Mikimoto’s cultured pearls have captivated the admiration of people globally.
Mikimoto was born in Toba City, Japan but he made his home in a town called Ise-Shima, where so many people were harvesting pearls from oysters that it became a situation that was considered critical. He began to seed oysters and through much experimentation, failures and exhaustive research, that was spread out over a period of countless years, he was the one responsible for creating and advancing the system for producing quality, cultured pearls. His first precious pearl was taken from an oyster on July 11, 1893. His wife was by his side the day he opened up that historical oyster.
Kokichi sent teams to the island of Palau, which is located in the South Pacific. Mikimoto was the forerunner in the pearl business who was instrumental in developing industries amongst the poorer islands. This act of building industries in underdeveloped areas earned the name Mikimoto the highest respect. His was the first store to feature specialized pearl jewelry. It was located in the Ginza district of Tokyo. His sales representatives wore high-quality suits, experts designed his display cases and his jewelry attracted the attention of all who entered in.
To this day, a Mikimoto pearl necklace must pass the high standards that were originally set by this master jeweler, who had an absolute determination to provide the best and highest quality pearls, combined with a quiet, yet elegant beauty. These strict standards placed Mikimoto’s in the top 5% of worldwide pearl harvesters who provide quality cultured pearls. The trademark for an original Mikimoto item is the letter ‘M’ located inside an oyster shell and all jewelry will have this letter engraved upon it.
Before making a purchase, be sure to look at the pearls through a 10x magnifying lens to ascertain that the pearls are indeed Mikimoto pearls. Look for a pattern of lines on the pearls. A Mikimoto pearl necklace still remains one of the most desired pieces of jewelry to ‘adorn the necks’ of women globally!