Trying to find a befitting gift for a woman you love (mother, wife, girlfriend or a female relative) may be a bit of a problem especially if they are taste-specific. One thing is for sure though: jewelry sets a good mood for appreciation any day, any time. To achieve this, one needs to find a suitable jeweler who is original and has a unique product. Mikimoto has received numerous praises globally for having adorable and unique products that a woman can find hard to resist.
The company was founded by Kokichi Mikimoto who nurtured world’s first cultured beads and later went ahead and established his first Black South Sea pearl in 1914, which gave the pearl industry a new dimension. He ensures that each pearl harvested is so unique that it is termed as its own ‘fingerprint.' Certain qualities are considered when assessing superiority of the beads:
1. Luster, quantity of brightness a jewel replicates from both its exterior luminosity and the profound replication of its inner brightness. Only a bright spark bares the Mikimoto name.
2. Outward perfection (fewer exterior imperfections denote a higher quality, more valuable pearl) is incredibly important.
3. Shape (most pearls are rounded, but with Mikimoto, unique shapes like buttons, teardrop, oval and baroque are also familiar) is also a factor in choosing superior pearls.
4. Color (this mostly depends on color of oyster that produces them). High quality pearls have awe-inspiring colors.
5. Size (pearls are measured in millimeters, therefore size has absolutely nothing to do with its quality).
Mikimoto consistently gives us the most amazing pearl jewelry. Visit with us at Keller and George and let us show you these pieces up close and personal!
For centuries, pearls have been associated with luxury, wealth, and an appreciation for the finer things in life. Natural pearls, which can take a year or more to harvest depending on the type, are often featured in fine jewelry and have even been used to make crowns for royalty.
Mikimoto crafts exquisite jewelry made with the the finest pearls available. One necklace, the classic Ribbon Strand with Akoya and Black South Sea Cultured Pearls is no exception. The necklace features a string of dark pearls that gradually goes from dark to light, giving it a unique and exotic look. The necklace also features a ribbon strand. This ribbon can be worn either in the back, or in the front, depending on the look you’re going for.
Akoya pearls are a type of cultured pearl, meaning they’re made in a controlled environment by transplanting a piece of shell into an oyster. Because it’s a controlled process, the pearls produced are of the highest quality. The pearls are also subject to an intense quality-control inspection so only the best of the best are sold to jewelers and then to customers.
Kokichi Mikimoto was a pioneer in creating the first cultured pearls over one hundred years ago. Even after his death, Mikimoto lived on as a designer of fine pearl jewelry that has withstood the test of time. Today, owning a Mikimoto design is synonymous with owning some of the finest cultured pearls in the world.
Mikimoto is the premier name in fine pearl jewelry. The Honeycomb bracelet is made of the highest quality Akoya cultured pearls. The bracelet is composed of A1 quality pearls that are 7 x 6.5 mm, and .79 karats of diamonds. The setting is made from beautiful 18 karat white gold. This stunning bracelet is made from on the finest materials and is expertly handcrafted for durability and elegance that lasts a lifetime.
Whether you are purchasing this stunning piece for yourself or a very special someone, it will bring the wearer lasting beauty and sophistication. It is the perfect addition to just about any outfit. It can be work on casual weekends, or to formal special events. It is versatile and matches almost anything outfit the wearer chooses. They will be a treasured favorite the is sure to turn heads wherever the wearer goes. There are also other matching jewelry pieces that compliment this incredible handcrafted honeycomb bracelet.
Mikimoto has been the top name in the finest cultured pearl handmade jewelry in the world for over a century when Kokichi Mikimoto create the special techniques used to create their stunning jewelry. Since 1893, people all over the world have sought the incredible craftsmanship of the Mikimoto cultured pearls. Today, these pearl jewelry pieces can be found in exclusive Mikimoto boutiques as well as in fine jewelry shops all over the world.
Good luck will always find you with Mikimoto’s Fortune Leaves Pendant. This pendant is both charming and elegant. The 12mm pearl is cultured from the South Sea, and it is topped with bunches of cloverleaves. The clovers themselves are asymmetrical to reflect their true nature. The entire pendant is a masterpiece of yin and yang, a perfect balance between smooth lines and natural shapes.
Also hidden within each piece is a four-leaf clover motif, designed to bring endless luck and quirky charm to its wearer. The 18K white gold matches not only the pearl but also the stunning 0.93 carats of diamonds that bedazzle the cloverleaves. This jewelry piece is not only subtle and classic but also unlike anything else out there in the market. Mikimoto’s Fortune Leaves collection is truly a work of art. The Fortune Leaves Pendant will go perfectly with other pieces from the collection such as the Fortune Leaves earrings.
There is no doubt that Mikimoto will have the best pearl around, since the company’s founder was the pioneer in pearl cultivation. Mikimoto has been selling stunning jewelry pieces since before the 20th century, after all. The Fortune Leaves Pendant is the product of years of experience in the pearl jewelry industry, and there is truly nothing else like it out there. This pendant is a gem on its own and is a great addition to any jewelry collection.
Mikimoto's Hyacynthia necklace promises to charm, inspire, and provide comfort - while giving you a gorgeous look.
The necklace has a fascinating and diverse range of color, blue-purple, pink, silver, and more, that will also blend in with your chosen style. This necklace features 22mm Baroque South Sea Cultured Pearl, 33.57ct tumbled tanzanite, 2.14ct pink sapphire and 24.78ct diamonds set in 18k platinum.
Baroque South Sea Cultured Pearl is considered one of the rarest pearls. Meanwhile, tumbled tanzanite, from Tanzania, has a blue-purple color that glows, and promises quality and elegance. The pink sapphire, most commonly found to be from Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, is considered to be one of the most valuable sapphires in the fancy sapphires category (blue sapphires are considered to be less valuable). That pink sapphire will help provide that elegant, sophisticated look. This necklace has the same pattern as the flower hyacynthia, since its pink sapphire is surrounded by asymmetrical vines made out of diamonds.
Like it? Then don't hesitate to try it out, and add style, pleasure and fun to your life. Visit Keller and George Jewelers today and add it to your collection!
Pearls have always been symbols of elegance and grace. Combine this with the deep beauty of sapphires, and you'll have a piece of jewelry that can outlast time itself. This is what Mikimito's Morning Dew collection offers. The combination of the pearl's whiteness and the sapphire's blue hue is as classic as designs can get. The collection consists of separate earrings and a necklace that can be combined into a dazzling matching set.
The Morning Dew earrings feature a set of dangling Akoya pearls each being 8mm in size. Each pearl hangs from a column of 3 sapphires that add up to .30 carats in total size. These precious stones are set on an 18K white gold mount that will accommodate for even the most sensitive ears. The matching Morning Dew necklace has the same design. The 8mm Akoya pearl sits on the bottom of a row of blue sapphires totaling .22 carats. The pendant is also set on an 18K mount that loops around an 18K link chain as well. The link chain comes in tow sizes: 16 inch and 18 inch. Each if these pieces can be worn on its own or worn as a set. Either way, the resulting effects are stunning.
The Akoya oyster is the smallest pearl-producing oyster in the world, making its pearls relatively perfect for jewelry. The value of each cultured Akoya pearl is determined based on many factors that include its color, size, and even shape. Akoya pearls are renowned for their shine and the proximity of their shape to a perfect sphere. These characteristics not only make the Morning Dew collection as beautiful as they are coveted, but they also make them the classic pieces of jewelry even woman should have.
Tahitian pearls are commonly called black pearls. These rare wonders are produced by the black-lipped pearl oyster. Cultured black pearls are a rarity as they could only be produced one at a time, unlike their white counterparts, which can be farmed for mass production. This contributes to the high value given to the Black pearl. The pearl’s value is also commonly equated with the person to whom it is presented as a gift. As rare as it is, the Black Pearl is not impossible to find. Mikimoto offers a wide array of jewelry that showcase the beauty of cultured black pearls that are guaranteed to be authentic. Among these is the company’s Matched Set Black South Sea Special Edition, each set is composed of a lovely strand with 18K white gold and diamond Mikimoto signature clasp and 9mm stud earring set. This collection is for those who want to make the beautiful even more so.
Come visit Keller & George's on Millmont Street and get these rare wonders called Mikimoto.