For the Love of Pearls – Japan-Headquartered Pearl FALCO Sets Up Shop at Downtown Gallery Singapore


Some say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. We think that pearls can be a girl’s best friend too.

The first-ever retail store of Japan-headquartered Pearl FALCO, a specialist of Akoya pearls, has opened its doors at Downtown Gallery in Singapore. Pearl FALCO was established in 1985 by the Makito family in Ise Shima, Japan, the birthplace of Akoya pearls. If you are not in the know, Akoya pearls are also what brands like Mikimoto specialise in.

Pearl FALCO Festive Classic Collection.

In Singapore, Pearl FALCO promotes and sells Akoya Pearls, making them the sole company from Ise Shima to do so. Pearl FALCO first set up office in Singapore in 2015 and they debuted their private River Valley Gallery in 2019, which was accessible only by appointment.

Now with the new retail shop, pearl lovers won’t need to set up a prior booking. Everyone may now learn about, shop and admire the beauty of the original Akoya pearls at their newly designed retail store, which is attractively decorated to welcome walk-in customers.

The five new and lavish additions to Pearl FALCO’s Festive Collection—Signature Wedding, Shizuku, Festive Classic, Festive Irodori, and Festive Variety—are being unveiled in anticipation of the approaching celebration season. The Pearl FALCO Festive Collection has a design for everyone, regardless of age, and each piece goes beyond being just jewellery—it becomes a declaration of eternal love and joy. The collection combines opulence with the generosity of giving.

Pearl FALCO Signature Wedding Collection.

More than just luxury pearls

Underneath the lustrous exterior of pearls and jewellery lies a deep dedication by Pearl FALCO to bring attention to the difficulties the pearl farming sector is experiencing due to global warming. More than 80 percent of the world’s Akoya pearl oysters have perished as a result of climate change, acidity of the ocean and other severe weather occurrences. The world-famous Akoya pearls, which are harvested from the placid waters of Japan throughout the four seasons and are known for their very high lustre, are now in danger of being extinct as a result of climate change.

As part of their mission to fight climate change and preserve Akoya pearl oysters, Pearl FALCO has launched “The PEARL Plant-A-Tree Project,” a crowdfunding campaign with the goals of planting trees, engaging in reforestation, and reducing emissions.

Maiko Makito is Co-Owner of Pearl FALCO.

Pearl FALCO Co-Owner Maiko Makito is an ardent supporter of the cause, saying that her family has treasured pearls for many years. The company’s commitment to environmental preservation and pearl culture preservation extends beyond the creation of magnificent jewellery, according to Makito.

The entire harvest from pearl farming is environmentally friendly because the byproducts—oyster flesh, shells, and non-jewellery quality pearls—are used in many different products, including cosmetics, apparel, buttons, fertilisers, fish food, Pearl Green Tea and pharmaceuticals.

Emphasis on Sustainability and Fostering Learning

Each pearl is special in its own way, just like a fleeting moment in life. Maiko Makito’s devotion to the pearl industry and her love of pearls inspired her to create Pearl Appreciation Workshops, where she shares her expertise and enthusiasm with others.

As part of its mission to educate people all over the world, Pearl FALCO now hosts the Private Pearl Soirée, an intimate and unforgettable event where guests can create their very own piece of luxury pearl jewellery while learning about the company’s rich history, agricultural roots and commitment to sustainability.

For more information, visit Pearl FALCO’s website. Pearl FALCO is located at OUE Downtown, 6A Shenton Way #01-05 Singapore 068815.


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Marky is a travel writer and photographer. He narrates his experiences wandering the tropical paradise of the Philippines, South East Asia, Sri Lanka and India on his travel blog Nomadic Experiences.

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