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Assouline introduces MIKIMOTO, cultured pearl

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Born to a noodle-maker in the small town of Toba, Japan, Kokichi Mikimoto followed his vision and passion, becoming one of the world's greatest inventors. His creation: the cultured pearl.

Throughout history this rare jewel of the sea has possessed mystery, power, and wealth. Available in 2008 to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of Kokichi Mikimoto's birth, MIKIMOTO tells the story of one man's quest to uncover the secret of an iconic gem of nature.

Mikimoto is synonymous with the pearl and recognized internationally as a symbol of excellence. Heavy in the hand and cool to the touch, a Mikimoto pearl remains the ultimate symbol of purity, high style, and natural elegance.

A widely published British journalist, Nick Foulkes ran the column “Living in London” for the Evening Star and was associate editor of ES Magazine.

He is currently the luxury editor at GQ Magazine, editor of Vanity Fair's On Time, and a columnist for Country Life and The London Magazine.

MIKIMOTO AMERICA & CO LTD


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