Mikimoto, King of Pearls
Photography by Patricio Estay - Text by Stéphanie Cascino
Image ID: 050_50 - 50 photos
Mikimoto’s jewels have decorated crowned heads all over the world : Queen Elizabeth of England, Princess Grace of Monaco, The Queen of Sweden, The Royal Family of Spain and The Imperial Family of Japan. Pearls already fascinated Babylon, Buddhist Tibet, Ancient China and the first Christians. In the 19th century, they fascinated a Japanese man, son of a modest noodle merchant from the Shima coast, who will become later the "King of Pearls". (More) ...
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