Friday, August 25, 2017

The Classic Ribbon Strand With Akoya And Black South Sea Cultured Pearls

Posted by Keller & George at 12:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

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.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Mikimoto Honeycomb Bracelet

Posted by Keller & George at 12:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mikimoto Fortune Leaves Pendant

Posted by Keller & George at 12:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

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.

Friday, December 02, 2016

A Charming Hyacynthia Necklace

Posted by Keller & George at 9:04:23 AM in Mikimoto (27)

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!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Mikimoto Morning Dew Collection

Posted by Keller & George at 9:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

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. 

Friday, July 08, 2016

Pearl jewelry for weddings

Posted by Keller & George at 3:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

Most brides prefer diamond jewelry for their weddings, but, in truth, pearl jewelry is a better match to the elegance, timeliness, and purity white of bridal gown and accessories. Exclusive pearls like Mikimoto are unblemished, smooth, elegant, and have this mysterious air to them, which make them an ideal bridal accessory. We talk about purity, classic, and beauty in weddings, and those are the exact traits of pearls. On the contrary, diamonds can be lavish, opulent, and embarrassingly proud, which can ruin the wedding’s spiritual sanctity. Pearl jewelry is also flexible. Necklaces can be single or multi-layered strands, while earrings can be solo pearl, or two-drops, or even accented with precious metal. For a little fancy style, you can opt for black or pink pearls, either which perfectly complements the white gown.
 
Mikimoto is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.
 
 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Why pearls can be better than diamonds

Posted by Keller & George at 10:20:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

Diamonds are arguably taken as the premium gemstone of all. Yet pearls can give it a run for the money, especially if you’re talking about Mikimoto. The brand is renowned for unblemished cultured white, black, and Akoya pearls, and has been worn by Hollywood celebrities or royalty alike. But aside from elegance, pearls have some advantages over diamond jewelry. Take for instance, versatility. You can wear pearls as a multi-layered necklace or a solitaire stone or long strand or choker. A diamond necklace is fixed. Another pearl advantage is, you can wear different styles for your pearl jewelry, whether you’re attending a formal evening or simply to adorn your corporate suit. In short, pearls are like your best pals: they weave in and out of your life, and it’s always a welcome break from something that is said to be forever.
 
Mikimoto is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.
 
 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Which pearl is for you?

Posted by Keller & George at 1:13:53 AM in Mikimoto (27)

Pearl jewelries are more reserved but distinct than diamond jewelry. Women who wear pearls are seen as more confident, less vain, someone who speaks her mind. However, choosing pearls is more complicated these days with a slew of varieties available in the luxury market now. For Mikimoto, there's the Akoya, a pearl known for its brilliance and luster. On the other hand, the Black South Sea features an impressive deep black display. It's perfect for formal evenings and cocktail parties. Meanwhile, the White South Sea evokes subtle hue changes when it comes into contact with different gradients of light. This pearl is best for day events. The Golden South Sea is another pearl variety that showcases a rare champagne color. If you want to stand out, this pearl is for you.
 
Mikimoto is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.
 
 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Japanese inventions that changed the world

Posted by Keller & George at 3:00:15 AM in Mikimoto (27)

Japan, the land of the rising sun, is also the land of inventions and innovations that changed the world across the years. Here are just a few of the stuff they introduced to the world and we love Japan for them. Electronic calculators were invented by Casio in 1957, which help many of us to do away with counting fingers. Instant ramen, a college staple or a quick meal, was developed by Nissin Food in 1971. Electric rice cooker---no more burnt rice---was invented in 1940 (right in the middle of World War 2!) by Mitsubishi Electric. Karaoke, which brought us also obnoxious drinking nights, was first introduced globally by the Japanese. There's another invention that not everybody knows was developed by Japan: cultured pearls, which allow us today to create stunning pearl jewelry. Mikimoto invented the production of hemispherical pearls in 1896.
 
Mikimoto is available at Keller & George in Millmont St., Charlottesville.
 
 

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Royal Adornments

Posted by Keller & George at 3:15:14 PM in Mikimoto (27)

Kokichi Mikimoto was not called the Pearl King for nothing. With the success of his cultivation technique that produced the first perfectly round cultured pearl, Mikimoto practically revolutionized the pearl industry. Nature‘s things of beauty that used to be available only to the elite and the royalties became a precious possession for every woman who valued the immaculate elegance of the pearl. Mikimoto, the house of pearls which he established in the late 1890s, continues to uphold the high esteem bestowed on its founder. The Mikimoto standards of excellence surpasses any other house of pearls. The organic gems are quality controlled from cultivation in the shawls of Japan to the finishing of the jewelry pieces. Only the finest materials make it into any Mikimoto-stamped piece of luxury pearl jewelry, such as 18k gold and platinum high quality diamonds and natural color gemstones.
 
Find these joallerie masterpieces that are fit for royalty at Keller &George Jewelers.
 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Unrivaled Portfolio

Posted by Keller & George at 2:18:58 PM in Mikimoto (27)

In Mikimoto Pearl Island, nestled in Ise Bay in Toba, Mei Prefecture in Japan, a museum exhibits different Mikimoto collections created from hundreds and thousands of precious stones, including diamonds, sapphires, gold, platinum and rubies. The stars of the show, however, are the lovely exotic pearls of the company. Developed by Kokichi Mikimoto in the late 1800s, high quality cultured pearls remains the brand‘s worldwide pride and specialty until this day. The Mikimoto collections displayed in the museum are unrivaled anywhere else. The Mikimoto Five-Tiered Pagoda, exhibited at the Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia sits elegantly with its 12,760 pearls among the other treasures of the museum. Mikimoto‘s 33cm globe is completely meshed in nearly 13,000 pearls, 377 rubies and 373 diamond stones. Alongside them is Mikimoto‘s Liberty Bell from the 1939 New York World‘s Fair which has more than 12,000 pearls and almost 400 diamond jewels. The brand‘s portfolio when it comes to pearls remains unchallenged and unrivaled throughout the world. 
 
Mikimoto jewelries are available at selected authorized retailers like Keller & George Jewelers.
 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

An Irresistible Beauty

Posted by Keller & George at 2:55:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

No woman could resist the breathtaking beauty in a perfect strand of Mikimoto’s Akoya Pearls. What not everyone might fully comprehend is the incredible artistry, meticulous care and excellent craftsmanship that is behind each perfect jewelry piece. Experts lovingly tend the Akoya pearl oysters in Mikimoto’s pearl farms sheltered in the calm shoals of Japan. When the pearls are finally harvested, each pearl is meticulously scrutinized and only those gems of outstanding luster, color and quality are chosen to create Mikimoto’s Akoya Pearl necklaces. Akoya pearls have lustrous and rich colors which range from white, cream, and pink to silver pink. In a long and painstaking process, Mikimoto’s experts have to watch the quality and size of the pearls to create a perfect strand. It would sometimes take months to complete a perfect Akoya Pearl necklace. With Mikimoto’s heritage of excellence, it isn’t any surprise that women the world over treasure their Mikimoto pearls.
 
Find your perfect strand at Keller and George Jewellers.
 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

One Act of Man

Posted by Keller & George at 10:50:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

Rarely does a man fully realize the impact of his actions. Mikimoto Kokichi, founder of the acclaimed Japanese house of cultured pearls, endured the countless unsuccessful attempts of culturing pearls and pressed on with his passion to create the perfect round cultured pearl. He may not have realized that his persistence would start a revolutionary market on cultured pearls. Nevertheless, it did. Kokichi’s remains the top producer of the most excellent quality pearls from saltwater farms such as Akoya and South Sea to the rather interesting baroque and conch pearls. When he publicly burned tons of low quality pearls to show his commitment to the craft, this laid the foundation for the company’s strict adherence to the highest quality in the craft. Just one man, and such small acts, and yet somehow as he acted them, turned a whole industry around. 
 
Keller & George Jewellers is an authorized retailer for Mikimoto.
 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Pearl of a Heritage

Posted by Keller & George at 1:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

Mikimoto has celebrated 120 years of producing the most lustrous pearls. The first to succeed in culturing a perfectly round pearl, Kokichi Mikimoto made this once-elusive treasure of the sea available to many. “I would like to adorn the necks of all women of the world with pearls”, Kokichi once said. His dream has been fulfilled as the name “Mikimoto” has become famous for its cultured pearl jewelry the world over. For over a hundred years, Mikimoto has set the standard for cultured pearls and pearl jewelry. Its pearls have adorned the necks of the rich and famous as well as women from different walks of life. To honor the company’s tradition of excellence and its magnificent heritage, Mikimoto has created three exquisite strands for its 120th Anniversary Collection. Made with the most fabulous pearls it has ever produced. As part of this collection, The Multi-colored Freshwater and South Sea Pearl Necklace is a strand of 120 pearls of breathtaking hues with Mikimoto’s signature clasp in 18K White gold.
 
You may find this Mikimoto treasure at Keller and George Jewellers.
 

Saturday, November 09, 2013

The Genius and His Pearl

Posted by Keller & George at 9:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

As a young boy in his native village in the Toba Shima province of Japan, Kokichi Mikimoto often loved to watch pearl divers unloading their harvests. His fascination with these lustrous jewels of the sea never diminished as he established his first oyster farm in 1888. After several attempts and failures, Mikimoto was able to produce his first cultured pearl in 1893. From then on, Kokichi Mikimoto’s name has become synonymous with elegant, lustrous cultured pearls that rival the beauty and quality of the highly-prized natural pearls. Mikimoto once said, “I would like to adorn the necks of all women of the world with pearls”. His dream has been fulfilled as women all over the globe treasure the fabulous pearls of Mikimoto. Mikimoto offers women a wide range of pearl jewelry collections created with superb craftsmanship which emphasize the brilliant luster and rich colors of Akoya pearls or the deep mysterious beauty of Black South Sea Pearls among others. 
 
Mikimoto’s superb collections are available at authorized retailer Keller and George Jewellers.
 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Milano Meets Mikimoto

Posted by Keller & George at 2:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

The Milano collection of famed house of pearls Mikimoto, is a sophisticated ensemble that brings together the two side of the world. Established in Japan in the late 1800’s by the late researcher, inventor and businessman Kokichi Mikimoto, the brand has long been reputed as the leading producer of jewels bedecked in pearls, the treasures of the Orient. In the Milano, designer Giovanna Broggian combines the timeless grace and elegance of Italian design with Mikimoto’s choicest pearls. Using an exclusive spring tension system that holds the pearls in place, Giovanna plays with structure and details while keeping the pearls the focal point of each piece. Delicately balanced among golden stalks or playful starfishes in precious stones,  the pearls show off their immaculate glimmer and ageless beauty. Classic in style or contemporary, the Milano pieces beckon with grace all the same. 
 
Find Mikimoto at authorized retailer Keller & George.
 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pearls in Bloom

Posted by Keller & George at 3:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

Pearls are in bloom at the house of Mikimoto pearls with the brand’s fresh offerings of pearl jewelry including the diamond-set Marguerite Pendant.  The modern asymmetrical design of the Mikimoto piece features a vibrant combination of flower patterns in enamel-coated and diamond studded rose gold – a perfect balance between timeless sophistication and youthful blithe. A well-manicured curled vine in the same precious metal provides a natural feel to the lovely delicacy of the floral design and the immaculate elegance of the Akoya cultured pearls that dotted the pendant. The radiant organic gem ranged in size from 4mm to 5.25mm, lending the pendant an air of unmistakable radiance. Marguerite is yet another unparalleled masterpiece by the undisputed leader in the craft, and also the perfect gift for the beautiful woman who exudes the same radiance as Mikimoto’s flawless pearls. 
 
Find the Marguerite Pendant and other Mikimoto pieces at Keller and George, authorized retailer for Mikimoto pearls.
 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Mikimoto Difference

Posted by Keller & George at 3:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

The persistence of pioneering Japanese researcher Kokichi Mikimoto in culturing impeccable round pearls has left a legacy of excellence and elegance that is still strongly attached to the house of Mikimoto today. From the little shop in Tokyo, Mikimoto now has a steady stream of clientele all across Asia, Europe and America. With the boom of the cultured pearl industry, many labels now also carry cultured pearls, yet Mikimoto remains the benchmark for the finest pearl jewelries. The company’s Akoya pearls from Japan, Black South Sea Pearls from Tahiti or Okinawa, and South Sea Pearls from Indonesia, Australia or the Philippines all share the same exceptional quality, ranging only from A or A+ to the ultimate AAA grade. Only roughly 4 percent of the world’s supply of pearls can make it to the Mikimoto standard, ensuring that your Mikimoto treasure has the best color, luster, shape and surface perfection that any pearls can offer.
 
Keller & George Jewelers is an authorized retailer for Mikimoto pearls.
 

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Timeless Elegance of Mikimoto

Posted by Keller & George at 8:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

The Pinctada fucata Martensii, more commonly known as Akoya pearl oyster, lives in the calm shoals of Japan. The pearls it produces are highly-prized for their lustrous and rich colors ranging from white, cream, and pink to silver pink. Smallest of the world’s pearl producing oysters, this mollusk is known for its consistency in producing perfect spherical cultured pearls which create the fabulous Akoya pearl jewelry that Mikimoto is acclaimed for. The Akoya pearl is held close to the heart of Mikimoto, manufacturer of the world’s finest cultured pearl haute joaillerie. It was with this pearl that Kokichi Mikimoto, legendary creator of the cultured pearl, began his pearl cultivation business. In 1893, Kokichi produced his first spherical cultured Akoya pearl and went on to become the first to successfully market cultured pearls. Today, the name “Mikimoto”, is renowned the world over for the timeless beauty of its classic Akoya pearl jewelry creations, fulfilling Kokichi’s dream to make this once-rare jewel of the sea available to all women of the world. 
 
Find Mikimoto’s precious collections at Keller and George – authorized dealer for Mikimoto.
 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Lure of the Living Gems

Posted by Keller & George at 9:15:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

Pearls are the epitome of classic and elegant jewelry, and the house of Mikimoto banks on its 120 years of pioneering experience as it masterfully crafts the most immaculate of these gems. Named after its Japanese founder Kokichi Mikimoto who is Father of Pearl Culture, Mikimoto showcases unmatched creativity, class and expertise in its exclusive collection of the world’s finest living jewels. The Lure is a magnificent pair of white South Sea Baroque pearls attached to a floral design featuring white diamonds and vibrant water opals. Like a woman of pure and exotic beauty, the Lure sets an attractive air of mystery and quiet elegance. Crafted by master artists and designers, Mikimoto’s Lure is ingeniously designed to be worn in two ways, since the baroque pearls are set on detachable hooks to create a more modern and trendy look. 
 
Find more of the interesting pieces of the Lure Suite by Mikimoto, available at authorized retailers including Keller & George.
 

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Classic Pearl Beauty

Posted by Keller & George at 1:40:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

Mikimoto’s house of pearls, founded by the “Pearl King” himself Kokichi Mikimoto, continues in its tradition of bringing to the world the beauty of pearls in their varying shades and shapes. The Floral Bouquet Pendant showcases the organic gem stone in the classic elegance that won it popularity among the royalties and affluent ladies of old. The piece features several 5.25-6.75 mm Akoya pearls that are set on an elaborate pattern of a floral bouquet made of 18k white gold and 0.64 carat colorless diamonds. The crisp lines of the pendant and the slender build of the chain gives a graceful finish to the pure smoothness of the pearls and the dazzling brilliance of the diamonds, perfect for simple celebrations or glamorous occasions. Whether as a beautiful gift for a special occasion or as a meaningful reward for oneself, this Mikimoto pendant is certainly a worthwhile treasure to cherish.
 
Find them at Keller & George Jewelers – authorized dealer for Mikimoto pearls.
 
 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rainbowed Pearls

Posted by Keller & George at 8:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

Pearls always have a classic appeal, but the house of Mikimoto Pearls have worked with these precious gems for over a century now that it knows very well how to play with their lustrous beauty. Mikimoto’s contemporary Blossom Pendant presents pearls in an array of colorful light unlike any other jewelry of its type. The pendant, which comes in a 40mm precious metal chain, depicts the brilliant hues of garden blooms. White gold is fashioned in floral shapes and decorated with pink sapphires and brilliant diamonds. Two perfectly round White Akoya pearls take center stage in the middle of the design. The colorful reflections of the sapphires and diamonds inevitably dance on the surfaces of the pearls, making the surfaces glow with a rainbow of vibrant hues. The result is a jewelry piece oozing with classic elegance overlaid with modern fashionability. Truly, not even Mother Nature makes pearls as pretty as Mikimoto
 
Check out their jewelry collections at Keller & George Jewelers on Millmont Street - authorized retailer for Mikimoto.
 
 

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Nurtured by the Ocean, Tested by Fire

Posted by Keller & George at 3:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

How far would a company go to prove its commitment to excellence? Mikimoto went as far as a publicized destruction of low-quality pearls. Kokichi Mikimoto, the founder of today’s largest pearl manufacturing house, was set to show the world that his company only offered the highest quality of gems to adorn the delicate necks of women around the world. In 1932, when low quality pearls started to proliferate in the market, Mikimoto burned thousands of poor quality pearls in front of the Chamber of Commerce. His message was simple yet resounding: “I would rather destroy a pearl than sell one of low quality.” Being the person credited for producing the world’s first cultured pearls, Kokichi Mikimoto sent a wave of admiration for his high standards – a commitment which is being continued today by the next generation of Mikimoto pearl experts. 
 
Find the finest pearls born from Mr. Mikimoto’s legacy of excellence at Keller & George Jewelers – an authorized dealer for Mikimoto pearls.
 
 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mikimoto’s House of Pearls

Posted by Keller & George at 2:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (27)

Since Kokichi Mikimoto revolutionized the pearl culture industry, the trade of pearls has grown into a much more intricate science. Mikimoto’s own set of precious pearls have grown with these developments through the years. The Akoya pearls still remain the favorite of the brand. These 3-10 mm pearls produced by Japan’s Akoya oysters were the first spherical pearls cultured by Mikimoto, or anybody for that matter. These are the most popular of pearl type, which is the traditional symbol of elegance and beauty. Second to Akoya pearls are the Black South Sea Pearls with their breathtaking colors that range from slate gray to silver and pistachio, peacock green and midnight black overtoned with green, rose and blue. A whole array of other interesting options such as the playful baroque, the large immaculate White South Sea Pearls, and the fiery and rare Conch Pearls gives the pearl connoisseur so many choices to pick from. Find the pearl you desire from the house of Mikimoto
 
Come and see Mikimoto at Keller and George Jewelers on Millmont Street.
 
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Legacy of a Dream

Posted by Keller & George at 12:25:00 PM in Mikimoto (27)

The most valuable pearls come from the bellies of nature; the most beautiful ones are grown by Mikimoto. The pure splendour of pearls have always entranced Japanese entrepreneur Kokicki Mikimoto. In his philosophy, such object of beauty should never be hidden but shared to the whole world. This was Kokichi’s lifelong dream – to adorn every woman’s neck with the loveliest pearls. In pursuit of this dream, Mikimoto made his first attempt to culture Akoya pearls in Shinmei Inlet during the late 1880’s. It took him almost 20 years before he finally cultured his first spherical pearls, building a name for himself in the process. Mikimoto’s shop in Ginza, Tokyo soon branched out in London, and then Paris, New York, Shanghai, Bombay and other major fashion cities all over the globe. A century and two decades hence, the Mikimoto brand remains the most trusted label for elegant luxury pearl jewelries. In a sense, Kokichi did fulfil his dream, and continues to do so through the Mikimoto Company. 
 
Keller & George Jewelers is an authorized dealer for Mikimoto.
 
 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Customize Your Own Pearl Jewelry!

Posted by Keller & George at 3:12:28 PM in Mikimoto (27)

Jewelry design is an art and profession that has been practiced by goldsmiths and metalworkers since ancient times. It uses traditional hand-drawing and drafting methods as well as computer aided design programs. Jewelry design, however, has stayed relatively constant over the years despite the introduction of new technologies and machinery. Pearls in Motion is a unique and fun concept which allows you to wear Mikimoto cultured pearls in an infinite variety of ways. The concept allows you to play the part of a jewelry designer and customize your own Mikimoto pearl jewelry. You can place the pearls anywhere on the 18K gold chain and Mikimoto’s exclusive mechanism will keep those pearls in place.
 
Keller and George’s on Millmont Street is an authorized dealer for Mikimoto.
 
 
References: http://kellerandgeorge.com/designer/mikimoto/
http://www.mikimotoamerica.com/collections/pearls-in-motion.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewelry_design

Sunday, June 09, 2013

The beauty of black

Posted by Keller & George at 9:00:25 AM in Mikimoto (27)

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.


References: http://www.mikimotoamerica.com/categories/matched-sets/black-south-sea-set-special-edition.html#
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl
 

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