Over a century ago, Kokivho Mikimoto created the world’s first cultured pearl. Today, Mikimoto is the creator of the finest pearls. To find 47 pearls for matched Mikimoto 18-inch pearl necklace, a pearl processor must cull through more than 10,000 pearls. The five quality factors of pearls are Luster, Surface Perfection, Shape, Color, and Size. Each Mikimoto pearl is unique, stunning and of the highest quality. Additional jewelry can be viewed here at Mikimoto.