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Mikimoto and Voss Foundation have teamed up to launch Pearls for Progress to support the development of sustainable water systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mikimoto will also donate 10 percent of jewelry sales generated from fundraising events to the foundation’s mission.

With Pearls for Progress Mikimoto envisions change for millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially in the lives of women and girls, empowering communities with opportunities for a healthier, better future.

For more information visit www.pearlsforprogress.com



Mikimoto is recognized as the world leader and foremost producer of the finest quality cultured pearl jewelry.  Company founder Kokichi Mikimoto was the first person to develop a technique for the cultivation of pearls in 1893, which is still in use today.  The company is internationally recognized for its product design, superior craftsmanship, and strict quality control.  Mikimoto’s American retail stores are located on Fifth Avenue, New York; The Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills; South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa; and The Shops at Crystals, Las Vegas.  Mikimoto is also sold at select fine jewelers nationwide.  International locations include Ginza, Tokyo; New Bond Street, London; Place Vendome, Paris; and Hong Kong.



Ron Franco | Mikimoto America | rfranco@mikimotoameria.com

Tiffany Bui | C&M Media | tiffany@cmmediapr.com

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