How to Identify Mikimoto

Updated March 23, 2017

Validating your jewellery as authentic Mikimoto will give you an idea of the value, age and quality. If you didn't obtain your Mikimoto product in person and would like to know if it is authentic, learning what to look for in a Mikimoto product can solve your dilemma. With fakes and replicas infiltrating the market, a box and, sometimes, even a store receipt may no longer be enough to make you sure that you have a piece of genuine Mikimoto jewellery.

Mikimoto products carry an engraved trademark logo, which Mikimoto describes as the outlined shape of an Akoya oyster with the letter M written inside or the letter M inside a clam or oyster shell. No other logo has ever been used (see the link in References).

On your necklace or bracelets, look on the back of your clasp for the trademark Mikimoto logo. Look for the trademark image on each earring butterfly (or earring back) and on the backside of the earrings themselves. In your ring, look inside the shank for the logo. Pendants have the Mikimoto logo on the back of the bail. Look for the authentic Mikimoto marking on the underside of your brooches.

Take your piece into an authorised Mikimoto dealer or store. Ask the representatives to look at your piece and confirm its authenticity.


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W. Nicole Barclay has been writing and editing professionally since 2004, focusing on the fashion and retail industry. She graduated from Parsons the New School for Design and holds a Bachelor of Science in history, international affairs and archeology from Northeastern University. She has completed master's degree work in public policy and nonprofit administration at Northeastern University and The American University in Cairo.