Friday, June 06, 2014
One of the best ways to guarantee that you’re getting a top-of-the-line jewelry pearl is to do a background check. Where is the company based? Does it have an authorized office near your area? Is it legally registered to sell luxury pearls? And more importantly, how long has it been in the pearl industry. The last factor ensures the jewelry maker has perfected the art of pearl manufacturing. According to Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, one needs about 10,000 hours (roughly 10 years) to perfect his craft. Consider Mikimoto’s two centuries of time-tested pearl craftsmanship and you understand why its pearl pieces are one of the most impressive, if not the best, pearl jewelries in the world of today. It’s honed by a master pearl maker and two hundred years of perfection.
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.