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After spending 45 years in the global South Sea Pearl wholesale industry,
we hope to deliver to you the unique beauty of these timeless pieces.


With over 45 years of experience and devotion in the field of cultured pearls, Swiss national, Andy Müller, is internationally known, awarded and respected as an expert in the industry among the world’s largest pearl traders.

Often at the very source of these beautiful gems, Andy has gained his position in the global pearl industry as a seasoned pioneer veteran pearl trader.

Located in “Pearl City" Kobe, Japan, Andy Müller's HINATA Trading is known for supplying top quality South Sea Pearls at competitive prices to many professional clients from across the world, located in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Andy Müller

Born 1947 in Belp, Switzerland.

Before opening his own company in 2002, Andy was also the former President of Golay Buchel Japan for 30 years.

He has travelled to Tahiti over 120 times in the past 45 years, and still continues to renew his record by flying there 4-5 times a year.

His innovative creations are highly regarded in many markets across the world.

1991:Decorated by the Burmese Government.
1997:Decorated "Chevalier dans L'Ordre de Tahiti Nui" by French Polynesian President Gaston Flosse.
2009:Awarded the Gemmological Excellence Award by the Swiss Gemmological Society.


Government of Tahiti (1998)
Swiss Gemmological Society (1998)
Int'l GIA Symposium in San Diego (1999)
GIA/TGJTA in Bangkok (2000)
GemmoBasel, Switzerland (2005)
European Gemmological Symposium in Berne (2009)


"Cultured Pearls... The First Hundred Years" (ISBN 4-9900624-1-8)


We proudly offer a wide range of pearl products such as Mother of Pearl oyster shells, pearl jewellery OEM and Mother of Pearl (MOP) products.

Pearl unlike other

We spend our time with each pearl imaging the final result in a piece of jewellery and the face of customer behind it.
Our pearls come from very sources of the South Sea Pearl and now the company handles over 200,000 pearls a year.
We guarantee to select and deliver only the most exquisite pearls to accent your individuality and compliment your originality.



The elegant drop, the mesmerising button, the artistic baroque, the refined round…
The aura projected by these exceptional pearls is truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind.

However, handling the Queen of Gems is not only a privilege, but also a right bestowed only upon a few, even in the industry.
We work with only the most exquisite South Sea pearls to deliver jewellery with sophistication and individuality.

Color : White South Sea, Black South Sea, Akoya

Shape : Keshi, Baroque, Circle, Round etc…


We’ve extended our ideas to delivering the beauty of pearls in the form of interior design tiles.
Polishing the Mother of Pearl (MOP) from Tahiti, Australia, Philippine or Indonesia, we’ve succeeded in creating natural coloured tiles.

Types:Black, White, Gold, Brown, Abalone

Pattern: Square, Mosaic, Brick, Weave


In its simple, aesthetic perfection, in its mystery, its sensuousness and seductive charm, a pearl is simply indescribable.

We promise to select and deliver only the most exquisite pearls to accent your individuality and compliment your originality.

We are more than happy to realise your own designed jewellery by using our pearls.
Please feel free to contact us and discover what we are capable of.


Name : HINATA Trading Co., Ltd.

Established : 27 November, 2002

Headquarters : 401 Shanti Bldg.,1-23-16
Nakayamate Dori, Chuo-Ku, Kobe JAPAN 650-0004

Tel. +81 78 222 2209

Fax. +81 78 222 0232

Capital : 3,000,000 JPY

Representative : Andreas Werner Müller


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