Mikimoto at Baselworld 2016 Mikimoto at Baselworld 2016 Image © LUXOS

Baselworld jewellery 2016: Mikimoto Featured

Cultured pearls form intricate one-off pieces

by 19 March 2016

Mikimoto's talking piece at Baselworld 2016 is this Greek goddess-inspired body jewellery, an even bolder take on last year's masterpiece. Princesses in the Middle East have ordered Mikimoto body jewellery piece for their wedding, and the Japanese pearl maison flew out its experts to do fittings to create a made-to-measure piece. I wonder who ordered this item in 2016?

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Mikimoto's new collections also showcase innovative use of diverse gemstones, like this South Sea pearl necklace with pink and sapphire crystals. We have also seen combinations with pastel-coloured spinels and black spinels to completely different yet fascinating effects - which prove once again the pearl's incredible versatility.

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Besides cultured pearls, Mikimoto's natural conch pearls are also a showstopper as they are so difficult to come by. This one, large and luminous, is truly a goft from Mother Nature.