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10 questions with Michael Hakimian of Yoko London

Yoko London’s stunning pearl creations are coveted by jewellery aficionados the world over. Items from the brand’s collections have been worn by notable figures including Beyoncé and Michelle Obama, and the label’s Knightsbridge boutique in London attracts a high-end clientele. We spoke to Michael Hakimian, Yoko London’s chief executive officer, to find out how the brand sources its most spectacular pearls, which collections are the most coveted and how clients can commission their own stunning piece of pearl jewellery

Sally McIlhone,

The Hakimian family have been a name to note in the world of pearls since they founded Yoko London in 1973, and the brand is still charming fine jewellery lovers around the world today. Yoko London is bringing pearls into the 21st century and its creations are worn by many discerning celebrities, including Michelle Obama and Beyoncé. We spoke to Michael Hakimian, the label’s chief executive officer, about the rules for buying pearl jewellery and its everlasting mystique.



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