Mikimoto celebrates 120 years of rich heritage and a long-standing tradition of producing the world’s most exquisite pearls. The vision was first born when Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world’s first cultured pearl, forever changing the industry.
“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 $500,000, 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.”
Kokichi Mikimoto’s legacy endures in the pieces acquired by Mikimoto customers around the world.
Renowned designer Paloma Picasso creates a stunning new jewelry collection inspired by the olive branch as a symbol of peace and abundance.
The new collection, Paloma’s Olive Leaf, captures elements from the olive groves surrounding her home in Morocco, a place of serenity, and also represents a link to her name. “Paloma means dove in Spanish,” she says. “We are all familiar with the dove carrying an olive branch as a peace offering. The jewelry I’ve created pays tribute both to the messenger’s noble mission and gardens as a refuge of peace and tranquility.”
The collection is sumptuous yet delicate, a garden of precious metals shot with gemstones. A bib necklace traces the tender leaves and stems in an intricate, openwork pattern of brilliant green tsavorites and 18 karat gold. This elegant profusion of leaves forges pendants in gleaming gold or sterling silver, as well as one-of-a-kind rings in 18 karat white gold and diamonds. Gold cuffs echo the ancient olive wreathes that crowned the glorious and victorious.
The designer places beautiful and colorful gemstones among leafy branches of gold or silver. Rubellite and green peridot cabochons are entwined in ring settings of 18 karat gold with diamonds. Pear-shaped rubellites accent luxuriant drop earrings of gold and sparkling diamond leaves. There are also earrings with perfect ovals of translucent blue topaz suspended boldly from little gold leaves.
Paloma’s Olive Leaf is wonderfully fluid and moves with an easy grace dazzling in the light like leaves lifted on a gentle breeze or flowers dancing under the sun.
This collection is available at the Tiffany & Co. boutique at The Shops at Crystals.
Harry Winston, Inc., the American fine diamond jeweler and watchmaker, has selected Keep Memory Alive to be a recipient of the new Harry Winston Hope Collection™ Bracelet, which was developed to support leading charitable organizations. Only 15 of these exclusive bracelets have been produced.
As part of the Harry Winston Brilliant Futures Charitable program, Harry Winston will donate 100 percent of the $2,500 retail sales price from each bracelet to seven organizations nationwide, including Keep Memory Alive in Las Vegas, where bracelets will be available in January 2013. The limited-edition bracelet, only 15 have been produced, feature a sleek white gold and engraved mother-of-pearl design set with a delicate Winston diamond at the center.
Support from sales of the bracelet in Las Vegas will enable Keep Memory Alive to develop a lecture series featuring Cleveland Clinic brain health experts discussing how lifelong healthy lifestyle choices impact brain health.
For more information on supporting Keep Memory Alive by purchasing a Harry Winston Hope Collection Bracelet, please contact the Las Vegas salon directly at 702.262.0001.
They say diamonds are a girls best friend and no one understands that more than Harry Winston. When you step into their boutique in Crystals at CityCenter, you might feel like you are stepping into a diamond encrusted wonderland. One-of-a-kind pieces are found throughout the boutique and the high jewelry line is sure to leave you breathless. Harry Winston's history is a rich (pun intended) history filled with artisanal craftsmanship and mother nature's finest jewels. Creating brilliant jewels from the precious stones, as nature supplies them, is an extraordinary art unto itself. Modern jewelers, as with their predecessors, must possess not only a sound knowledge of the finest materials, but the creative curiosity and technical virtuosity to awaken in each gem an unimagined brilliance. Since 1932, the enlightening charm of Harry Winston's art has been the pulsating beat behind of each and every creation. Together with his designers and master craftsmen, their founder, Mr. Winston, changed the way that fine jewelry could be worn by pioneering gem setting techniques that gave diamonds dimension and allowed stones to sparkle from every angle. Envisioning jewels as the ultimate accompaniment to a woman's beauty, Mr. Winston once famously stated, "If I could, I would attach the diamonds directly onto a woman's skin." And as if the gemstones were woven right onto the wearer, his jewels achieved an unimagined movement and grace, caressing the skin like the most decadent array of faceted fabrics. Through its latest collection of incredible jewels, the House of Harry Winston arrives one step closer to achieving Mr. Winston's ultimate dream to one day dress a woman purely in in diamonds, while exploring the art behind our most timehonored traditions of craftsmanship and design. Entitled Ultimate Adornments by Harry Winston, this incredible array of spectacular designs envisions the international art of dressing a woman in the unique style that only Harry Winston can. In creating this exceptional collection, the Harry Winston Design Team returned to the archives for inspiration, including the works Ambaji V. Shinde, Mr. Winston's chief jewelry designer for more than 40 years (1962-2001). One of Mr. Shinde's greatest contributions to the house was his ability to examine the world around him, and translate it into extraordinary jewels. Infusing his own Indian heritage into his designs, Mr. Shinde's unique international perspective continues to define Winston style today, and serves as the creative catalyst behind this impressive collection. Hand crafted entirely in diamonds and platinum, the 40-piece collection is presented through seven distinctly different themes, each recalling unique adornments from around the world.