Mikimoto pearl jewellery at auction

Our upcoming Fine Jewellery auction features a wonderful and notable selection of Mikimoto pearl jewellery. Kokichi Mikimoto produced some of the world’s finest jewellery devoting his life to pearls. Kokichi was known for his lifelong dream of “adorning the necks of women around the world with pearls”. This has lived on through Mikimoto dedicating itself to the pursuit of beauty.

South Sea pearls by Mikimoto

A South Sea baroque cultured pearl necklace, with diamond clasp, by Mikimoto.

Lot 151

A South Sea baroque cultured pearl necklace, with diamond clasp, by Mikimoto.

Estimate £9,000 – £14,000

A South Sea baroque cultured pearl, diamond, sapphire and paraiba tourmaline 'Midnight Sky' necklace, by Mikimoto.

Lot 140

A South Sea baroque cultured pearl, diamond, sapphire and paraiba tourmaline ‘Midnight Sky’ necklace, by Mikimoto.

Estimate £15,000 – £20,000

An 18ct gold South Sea baroque cultured pearl, diamond, sapphire and paraiba tourmaline 'Midnight Sky' bracelet, by Mikimoto.

Lot 139

An 18ct gold South Sea baroque cultured pearl, diamond, sapphire and paraiba tourmaline ‘Midnight Sky’ bracelet, by Mikimoto.

Estimate £3,000 – £4,000

An 18ct gold South Sea baroque cultured pearl bracelet, with diamond clasp, by Mikimoto.

Lot 150

An 18ct gold South Sea baroque cultured pearl bracelet, with diamond clasp, by Mikimoto.

Estimate £3,500 – £4,500

A pair of 18ct gold South Sea baroque cultured pearl and diamond earrings, by Mikimoto.

Lot 149

A pair of 18ct gold South Sea baroque cultured pearl and diamond earrings, by Mikimoto.

Estimate £3,500 – £4,500

Mikimoto History

Born in 1858, Kokichi Mikimoto established himself as an eminent producer and designer of the world’s finest pearls and pearl jewellery. Natural pearls are exceptionally rare and were considered a luxury item only for the wealthy. As a result, Kokichi Mikimoto decided to try and culture pearls in an attempt to pursue his lifelong dream.

In 1893, he went down in history for successfully producing the world’s first cultured Akoya pearl. Kokichi continued his work culturing a vast variety of pearls, including South Sea cultured pearls which are the largest and rarest type of pearl.

Kokichi created the unique Mikimoto style by combining traditional Japanese metalworking craftsmanship and European manufacturing techniques. He opened his first pearl boutique in Tokyo, in 1899, constructing the foundation for modern jewellery production in Japan. He went on to open stores in London and Paris where his work was exhibited spreading the prominence of the brand.

The Auction

This truly elegant selection of Mikimoto pieces features in our most luxurious jewellery auction, Fine Jewellery, taking place live on Thursday 27th January 2022.

Starting at 10am, the auction includes 545 lots of wonderful and sophisticated jewellery.

Viewing times

London
Tuesday 18th January 12pm – 7pm
Wednesday 19th January 9:30am – 1:30pm
Birmingham
Tuesday 25th January 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 26th January 10am – 4pm
Thursday 27th January 8:30am – 10am

Please email hello@fellows.co.uk to book a virtual viewing.

Valuations

Our valuations are free, with no obligation to sell with us. Our experts will value your item with an estimate, so you can find out what it could achieve at auction.

The process is simple, so you can get a valuation now:

Fill in a form online. In addition, you can book an appointment to visit our offices in Birmingham and London. Moreover, you can book a virtual valuation appointment.

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