Join the CMA and Sylvan's Jewelers for an evening with the world's foremost purveyor of the finest in pearl jewelry, Mikimoto. Enjoy a champagne reception after Aaron C. Reed, senior vice president at Mikimoto (America) Ltd., shares the story of one man's quest to uncover the secret of an iconic gem of nature-the cultured pearl. Kokichi Mikimoto followed his vision to "adorn the necks of all the women of the world with pearls." Today, Mikimoto is synonymous with the pearl and recognized internationally as a symbol of excellence. Explore the history of the cultured pearl and the unique craft that blends talent, discipline, and artistry. A trunk show follows the lecture.