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1939 Riproduzione della Liberty Bell all’Esposizione Universale

Our Founder, Kokichi Mikimoto. The Pearl King.

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The wonderful variety in types of pearls adds to their appeal. These gems of the sea will differ in their luster and mysterious colors depending on the type of oyster that produced them. Here is a guide to understanding their beautiful range of appearances.

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Mikimoto black pearls. Adjustable clasp for different lengths Available from Rudell the Jewellers Tel: 01214271904

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Cultured pearls and diamond mirror balls on this Mikimoto necklace

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1926 – Five-Tier Pearl Pagoda One of the first Mikimoto works of art debuted at the World’s Fair in Philadelphia, where the one of the most popular attractions was an exquisite five-tiered Pagoda, which was modelled after Horyuji Temple in Japan and covered in some 12,760 Mikimoto cultured pearls.

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The history of pearls: one of nature's greatest miracles

Known as the “Queen of Gems”, pearls have been coveted for centuries. Find out about the world's oldest gem here.

Pearls Exhibition at London’s V&A Museum | Jewels du Jour

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Portrait - Fashion - Editorial - Hat - Black and White - Photography - Pose Idea

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1939 Worlds Fair: Visit Beautiful Sea Cliff

This 1939 New York World's Fair poster promotes nearby Sea Cliff as a tourist destination: "When attending the World's Fair, visit beautiful Sea Cliff. 250 ft. altitude. No mosquitos." The poster was illustrated by the WPA Federal Art Project for the City of Sea Cliff. The poster shows Sea Cliff, Long Island along with New York World's Fair buildings.

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