Mikimoto Celebrates 120 Years of Cultured Pearls
As featured in WWD, April 1, 2013
“It’s been 120 years since Kokichi cultivated the first pearl, and to commemorate that milestone, Mikimoto is unveiling a high-jewelry collection that showcases modern twists to the brand’s signature looks.
Called 120, Mikimoto has created 12 collections, each with various styles, to tell the story of the brand’s heritage and future. Ranging in price from $50,000 to $5000,000, the pieces incorporate different kinds and colors of pearls, such as conch and melo and gold and black. Further color is woven into the collections with water opals, pink sapphires, carved jade, cabochon star sapphires, onyx, diamonds and yellow, white and pink gold.
The high end-jewelry collection, which includes necklace, bracelets, rings and earrings and pendants, uses rare pearls and stones, which Mikimoto customer has come to expect over the years.”
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