One of the most beloved gems in history, pearls have always been a symbol of wealth and luxury. They were very valuable assets, comparable to real estates as far as price goes. The reason behind that is the fact that they were extremely hard to find. Thousands upon thousands of oysters needed to be searched in order to find a single beautiful, perfect pearl and that’s because, in the olden days, they were naturally occurring stones. However, in the 20th century, the house of Mikimoto finally managed to establish the process of creating cultured pearls. And since then, the process of cultured pearl growing itself has become both a science and an art, to the world’s benefit and pleasure.