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Mikimoto Pearl Grading Scale

In 1893, Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in producing the world’s first cultured pearl. More than 125 years later, the Mikimoto brand continues to make history, creating its own distinctive style and implementing the highest quality and consistency standards. A proprietary pearl grading system measures the quality of each Mikimoto pearl based on five factors: luster, surface perfection, shape, color and size. The first of its kind, this unique grading system provides the standard of excellence that distinguishes Mikimoto pearls from all others.

mikimoto pearl grading scale

Borsheims is a proud authorized retailer of Mikimoto pearls. If you have questions or need help picking out the perfect piece of Mikimoto jewelry for yourself or someone else, one of our jewelry experts would be happy to assist you. Stop into our store or call 1.800.642.4438 during store hours to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates.