Pearls are hotter than ever, and Mikimoto is among the most iconic manufacturers to supply them, with a mixture of luxuriously refined classics, fashion-forward types, and eccentric creations.
As different because the 130-year-old model’s jewels are, it’s nonetheless wild to soak up its Reward to the Sea assortment, an homage to the ocean and all its wondrous creatures.
The clownfish, for me, is a very spellbinding discover. Think about a house (mine) affected by Discovering Nemo paraphernalia, the results of two babies fully smitten with Disney-Pixar’s undersea journey. I’m all too acquainted with this orange striped likeness, and whereas I don’t thoughts Nemo’s presence round the home, I adore a bejeweled clownfish above any animated one.
“Our newest excessive jewellery assortment, Reward to the Sea, attracts inspiration from the ocean and its numerous life varieties. The clownfish and sea anemone brooch was impressed by these majestic sea creatures and showcase Mikimoto’s unparalleled craftsmanship,” says Yugo Tsukikawa, Mikimoto’s senior vp of selling and model technique. “The brooch design mimics clownfish darting by way of sea anemones.”
The anemone is made with feather pearls, rectangular gems that might simply be imagined as gracefully swaying below the ocean’s motion. Our little clownfish buddies function nugget opals, which, very like the ocean, seem to include multitudes of life inside.
The gathering made its debut on the current Paris Couture occasion, the place the model celebrated a significant milestone. “Having the chance to debut our newest, never-before-seen excessive jewellery assortment at this yr’s Paris Haute Couture was a really particular second for us—particularly as we’re celebrating 130 years of Mikimoto’s cultured pearls,” says Tsukikawa. “We’ve been engaged on these designs for the previous yr, rigorously crafting each bit to replicate the sweetness and mystique of the ocean wherein our pearls are cultivated, and we’re completely thrilled with the overwhelming help and suggestions we obtained in Paris.”
High: Reward to the Sea clownfish and sea anemone brooch in 18k yellow and white gold and black rhodium with pure freshwater pearls, 6.78 cts. t.w. opals, 3.55 cts. t.w. garnets, 3.28 cts. t.w. sapphires, and 1.19 cts. t.w. diamonds, value on request; Mikimoto
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