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Born to a noodle-maker in a small town in Toba, Japan, Kokichi Mikimoto followed his vision and his passion to become one of the world's greatest inventors. His creation, the perfect pearl. Nature forms the lustrous pearl by chance inside the oyster, and throughout history this rare jewel of the sea remained synonymous with mystery, power, and wealth. A young Mikimoto vowed to make its beauty accessible to all and to protect fragile oyster beds that greed so wantonly destroyed. His quest to uncover the pearl's secrets led to the world's first cultivated pearl, a feat no man had yet achieved. The name Mikimoto would become tantamount with the pearl around the world. Today, Kokichi Mikimoto's goal - that every woman might know the splendor of the pearl extends to nearly every major city in the world. Heavy in the hand and cool to the touch, Mikimoto's pearls remain the ultimate symbol of pure, natural elegance.

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By Nick Foulkes  

ISBN: 9782759402588

6 x 8.5 in - 15.5 x 21.5 cm

80 Pages | 60 ImagesHardcover

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