Mikimoto unveils four one-off luxury designs


Pearl company formally launches designs previewed at BaselWorld.

Mikimoto, the legendary pearl pioneer and the originator of cultured pearls since 1893, has formally launched its new line of high-end jewellery, which includes four one-of-a-kind necklace and earring sets previously seen at BaselWorld.

The Golden Illusion, White Bouquet, Gothic and Sea Shore sets all combine akoya and South Sea pearls with Mikimoto’s traditional fine design and distinctive craftsmanship.

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Pegah Goldooz, director of international brands at Damas, retailers of Mikimoto in the UAE, said: "The delicate yet adventurous designs from Mikimoto and the subtle artistry truly bring the pieces to life. These new four sets are beautiful pieces of art using some of the world’s finest pearls, which will elevate the ambience of any wearer."

The four one-of-a-kind pieces feature a combination of pearl types and hues, as well as diamond decorations.

The Golden Illusion neckpiece embodies layers of fabric, a resemblance to a stole worn around the neck. The graduation of white and golden South Sea pearls to Japanese akoya pearls is combined with diamonds with a layering effect.

The White Bouquet necklace is a dynamic combination of a floral bouquet made of lacily-set diamonds and a multi-strand pearl necklace made of South Sea and akoya pearls. The petals’ are formed by irregular stone settings, creating a three dimensional stand out design.

The Gothic choker has been inspired by medieval Gothic armour. Described as fragile beauty meets dark protective metal, delicate pearls have been created into a complex network where small and large akoya pearls are linked to each other in size gradations.

The fourth and final design, the Sea Shore necklace, incorporates diamonds and South Sea pearls that tumble upon akoya pearl that represent the restless, frothy waves that wash onto the sea shores. Piles of bezel set diamonds of various sizes have been added to "capture the sparkling foam on the wave’s surface." 

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