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.
Fawaz Gruosi presents a new women’s timepiece collection as homage to beauty and colour. SUGAR is the very essence of femininity, transforming a watch into a luxurious sweet treat. The moving gems create a free movement all around the watch leaving a sparkling cascade of the highest quality of precious stones in white diamonds, emeralds, orange or blue sapphires.
These new creations appropriately named SUGAR add a little sweetness to the already notoriously bold and lavish de GRISOGONO pieces. Fawaz Gruosi’s creativity is in continuous motion and he feels relentlessly inspired by all that he sees in life. He never ceases to surprise its most loyal followers and has kept doing so with this collection.
SUGAR combines the artistry of the skilled gem-setters with the craftsmanship of the Brand’s timepiece designers, the intricate gem-setting techniques perfectly conceal the mechanical details of the movement. The coloured mother of pearl render a soft, rich texture as the precious stones shine with an endless flow. de GRISOGONO reinvents the already iconic marriage of materials and precious gems, as well as the use of brilliant colours which distinguishes the de GRISOGONO’s unique style.
“I wanted to design a luxurious watch to express the exceptional qualities of every woman – femininity, softness, brilliance, playfulness and elegance.” Fawaz Gruosi
SUGAR expresses the joy of sweet moments and the exquisite refinement of the art of jewelry timepieces at its best.
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.
Dior VIII completes its’ day wardrobe and is dressing up in white, the colour of the cotton canvas prototypes used in Haute Couture dresses. Dior VIII comes in a range of 12 white ceramic and steel timepieces in sizes 28, 33 and 38mm with quartz or automatic movements and bezels in white ceramic or snow-set diamonds.
“White is pure and simple and matches with everything.” -- Christian Dior.
Italian jeweler Bulgari celebrates one of its most iconic design motifs with a walk-through spiral exhibit at The Shops at Crystals. The SERPENTI Collection presents an extraordinary set of snake bracelets, belts, necklaces, watches and rings. Comprised of 18K white gold with diamonds and emeralds, the Serpenti watch coils around the wrist in a seductive and tantalizing manner. Embracing and beautifying the neckline, the Serpenti necklace dons 18K pink gold with rubellites and diamonds in an elegant fashion.