Friday, July 15, 2016

Less is more in jewelry taste

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:00:45 AM in Mikimoto (28)

Often less is more in style and design. This is evident in Italian designs, where designers go for the sleek, sharp, and simple but elegant. On the same note, pearl jewelry like Mikimoto evokes the same appeal. Each pearl is perfectly round, not extra patterns or lavish accents, just the unblemished deep white or black ember of the pearl. A single pearl strung in a single thin strand can stand out in a crowd of women wearing a cornucopia of dazzling gold, platinum, and sterling silver accented by diamonds and colored gemstones. The single-pearl piece exudes confidence, a mark of someone with a high fashion sense. The single pearl single strand necklace is most ideal for women with long necks and broad shoulders to neutralize these physical traits. 
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco and in Palo Alto, California and Portland, Oregon.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pearl jewelry trends

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:30 PM in Mikimoto (28)

Pearl jewelry is often associated with timeless elegance that evokes a vintage or classic appeal. You see one style and you see them all. However, like other jewelry, pearls can be trendy and, in fact, they do follow contemporary styles on how to wear them. One of the latest pearl trends is to wear multiple strands or layering different pearl sizes and colors over each other. We’ve seen this style in many a Hollywood red carpet event. Another trendy style is wearing chandelier pearl pieces, including shoulder-sweeping pearl earrings. Pearl bracelets and bangles are also making a splash in the fashion scene. Yet one more modern pearl style is putting an accent to a pearl necklace, for instance, a brooch or bow. Be creative on your pearl jewelry, especially if it’s a Mikimoto, which guarantees to get attention.
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Post Street, San Francisco, Palo Alto, California, and Portland, Oregon.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Wedding jewelry trends this spring

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 1:25:00 AM in Mikimoto (28)

Spring is upon us, so what’s new for bridal jewelry this year? This year, bold and big is in and it’s all about embracing show-stopping styles. Sweet, thin, and subtle accents are over; more couples are now comfortable showing off a pronounced style on their wedding day. From blings to accents and even to table decors and stage motifs, weddings are becoming more extravagant. That means larger earrings, bigger stones in rings, and pearl necklace strands like Mikimoto are hot items if you’re getting married this spring. A more prominent style works well on outdoor and day weddings, mainly garden and beach events. The large, open feel of greenery or the coast is neutralized by the big, bold designs of the jewelry. So, go ahead, don’t be shy to show off come your big day.
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco, Palo Alto, California, and Portland, Oregon.

Friday, January 01, 2016

The Art of Pearl Jewelry

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (28)

Buying pearls used to be a simple process when you were young and less sophisticated. Any casual pearl jewelry was okay. Now that you’ve grown up into a sophisticated, complex lady, no less than the most glamorous pearls pass your taste. You’re talking about a small pool of pearl brands to choose from, dominated by the world’s most recognizable luxury pearls: Mikimoto. In fact, the signature pearl jewelry is credited for elevating the luxury and value of pearls that now match even diamonds. Mikimoto perfected the art of culturing pearls that we now have a slew of pearl pieces exhibiting ultra-rich depth, brilliance, and unblemished surface. There is Akoya, the Black South Sea, White South Sea and the Golden South Sea pearls by Mikimoto. Each pearl features subdued opaqueness that reflects subtle hues when subjected to natural light. 
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, November 06, 2015

A Continuing Passion

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:33:20 AM in Mikimoto (28)

Humans have had a deep fascination with pearls. They have been symbols of purity, beauty and elegance since we can remember. But one man's passion for pearls have been found to be greater than others. That man was Kokichi Mikimoto. And even he has passed away a long time ago in 1954, his passion lives on through a brand that bears the same name - Mikimoto. Having succeeded as the first man to produce the first cultured pearl, his dream lives on as the house of Mikimoto continues to discover beautiful pearls and mixes the their intrinsic beauty with other precious metals to produce pearl-based jewelry that any woman would be proud to be adorned with. Pieces range from necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings and brooches. Mikimoto even offers male jewelry such as cuff-links and tie holders. 
See more of Mikimoto's passion that continues to live on with the brand that he founded. Visit at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon for your Mikimoto pearl jewelry pieces. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hello Mikimoto

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (28)

Hello Kitty, that iconic cute little innocent Japanese kitten--or a British schoolgirl, as Sanrio once claimed--isn’t only for girls in pigtails. The brand goes luxurious when it recently tied up with the Japanese luxury pearl jewelry, Mikimoto. The Mikimoto x Hello Kitty collection is cuteness fused in elegance, featuring 20 pieces. It includes Kitty-themed necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The collection celebrates Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday. It targets women who have grown in age with  the kitten. A multi-strand pearl necklace has an Hello Kitty bow out of rubies and onyx. The necklace itself features Akoya pearls and carries a hefty tag of about $280,000. On the other hand, the silver bangle with a Mikimoto pearl in Kitty’s bow goes around $550. Not for the little girl, clearly. 
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Meet Hyacynthia

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 2:52:19 AM in Mikimoto (28)

In Greek mythology, Hyacinth is a divine hero from Greek mythology and is identified closely with archery god Apollo, that when he died, Apollo created a flower from his blood, the hyacinth. Victorians are known to adore this flower for its fresh, lasting fragrance; they also devised a planting method by painstakingly arranging them in low beds, one color each per row. Probably inspired by the same Victorian reverence for the plant, Mikimoto used different colored gemstones combined with Baroque pearls to create its new Hyacinthia necklace and earrings. The necklace was patterned after the flower it was named after, with astounding 22mm Baroque South Sea cultured pearls, 2.14ct pink sapphire, and 33.57ct tumbled tanzanite elegantly framed in 24.78ct diamond asymmetrical vines set in platinum. The earrings provide the perfect complement of Baroque South Sea cultured pearls and tumbled tanzanite.
See the Hyacynthia now at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon, an authorized Mikimoto seller.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Japan marries Italy

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (28)

What do you get when you combine Japanese pearl craftsmanship with Italy's romance with fashion? You get one of the best pearl jewelry pieces today: Mikimoto's Milano Collection, designed by Giovanna Broggian. Historically, Milan is a center of trade and business that has spawned a thriving fashion industry since the medieval times, when kings, queens and their courts looked upon the city for the next trendiest things to wear. Today, it's home to the world's most luxurious fashion houses, that even its police force are suited in Armanis. It's no surprise that Mikimoto, the Japanese pioneer in pearl culture and one of the world's finest pearl jewelries, finds itself gravitating towards this fashion center. The Japanese-made Milano Collection is a perfect fit to your Italian-inspired beautiful dress.
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Mikimoto options

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:40:00 AM in Mikimoto (28)

Wearing pearls requires confidence, which is often earned through years of dabbling in luxury pearl jewelry. If you're drawn to pearls for the first time, your best bet is to try Mikimoto, the Japanese signature renowned for South Sea Pearls in white or black. Its pearls exude a subdued light at their  core amidst an unblemished surface. Trust Mikimoto to find you the right pearl strand for your neckline for formal evening or casual wear.  You can choose from a variation of long and short strands. The Choker at 16 inches is perfect for women with thin  and long necks, while the 18-inch Princess is an option. Likewise, the 22 to 24-inch Matinee works well if you have a more robust neckline and shoulder, as does the 30-inch Opera necklace create a linear illusion to make you appear thinner. Discover more options with Mikimoto.
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Men vs. women

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 1:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (28)

One of the keys to maintaining a healthy relationship is to understand that men and women think differently. Once you accepted this fact, it’s much easier to accept each other’s faults, whether perceived or real. Here are a few funny differences. Women take a month or more to pack things when planning for travel. Men? a few minutes before departure. Female friends are often more intimate and emotionally open that, most likely, the relationship lasts for two to three years before someone hates someone. Men couldn’t care less about each other’s feelings that they still meet up to their septuagenarian years, if they’re still alive. Women buy their shampoo after reading all the sales pitches the brand throws at them; men only read “shampoo” to buy the item. Female friends call each other by their names, while male friends call each other OTHER than their names. Women look at expensive jewelry like Mikimoto as a thing of beauty. Men look at it, well, as an expensive jewelry.
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Next stage in relationships

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (28)

If you find yourself arguing with your partner more often now and you miss the days when she’s everything to you, and long for those exciting feelings when you two are together, fret not. Your relationship is healthy. It’s just going to the next stage when you start to “see” each other’s shortcomings and flaws. It only means that you’re intimate enough that you can see each other up close and really personal. At this stage, your goal is to learn to accept each other’s faults and annoying habits. Remember when you promise to lover her forever? Well, this is the phase when that promise will be tested. Make the effort to be romantic (even if you feel like just acting at first). Give her a jewelry, like a Mikimoto, to keep the romance from dying.
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, July 11, 2014

I Know Pearls

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:20:00 AM in Mikimoto (28)

I was with my pretty office mate having a lunch out after a grueling meeting. I like her and I’d do anything to impress her, not the least projecting that I have a sophisticated fashion taste like her. I noticed she likes pearls so I read stuff about pearls. I came to know that Akoya pearls are the most popular types for their brilliance and luster. So that time when we’re out for lunch, I flattered her about her pearl necklace. I talked about its triple A grade and that it’s a cultured Akoya. In fact, I went further to mimic a credible analysis that it’s a Mikimoto. She was surprised. She didn’t know I just read all those stuff in Mikimoto’s site. Just when I thought I made a mark on her, she asked, “Are you… gay?”
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Two Centuries of Perfection

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:24:39 AM in Mikimoto (28)

One of the best ways to guarantee that you’re getting a top-of-the-line jewelry pearl is to do a background check. Where is the company based? Does it have an authorized office near your area? Is it legally registered to sell luxury pearls? And more importantly, how long has it been in the pearl industry. The last factor ensures the jewelry maker has perfected the art of pearl manufacturing. According to Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, one needs about 10,000 hours (roughly 10 years) to perfect his craft. Consider Mikimoto’s two centuries of time-tested pearl craftsmanship and you understand why its pearl pieces are one of the most impressive, if not the best, pearl jewelries in the world of today. It’s honed by a master pearl maker and two hundred years of perfection.
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Why I Love Pearls

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:51:04 AM in Mikimoto (28)

I love pearl jewelry, mainly pearl necklaces. Pearls have simplicity that no diamonds can match. Although I love diamonds, too, (who wouldn’t?), they tend to be too loud for me. With pearls like Mikimoto, I can wear my luxurious necklace without appearing to brag wealth or luxury. For me, wearing pearls is an acquired art; you don’t show a pearl necklace because of luxury, you wear it because you connect to its simplicity yet sophisticated style. Here’s one more thing why I like pearls: for some reason, not all women look good in pearls. Maybe because they treat pearls like diamonds, a piece to be deliberately showcased to friends. No, pearls as far as I’m concerned—and I’ve been wearing them with a great deal of style—are meant to be subdued, to tease the sense, much like the arrested inner glow inside it.
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Exclusive pearl collection by Mikimoto

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:10:00 AM in Mikimoto (28)

Mikimoto makes pearls even more glamorous for the most luxurious night. The Mikimoto Exclusives are rare finds that only a select few will ever wear. The collection carries the signature inner core subtle but alluring luminosity and the unblemished smooth radiance of Mikimoto pearls. The Lure Necklace, a double-strand of White South Sea Baroque cultured pearls, is impressive in platinum, rose gold and water opal flower. Its matching earrings are likewise masterfully crafted to lend a mystic aura. You can also choose the Silhouette earrings with jade set in platinum or the Spring Ring, an interesting piece peppered with pink and purple sapphires, amethysts, and diamonds. These are some of the most exclusive Mikimoto collections that, we’re sure, you’ll be the only one wearing at the party.
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California, our Portland Oregon location on SW Broadway, and at our Post Street location in San Francisco.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Pearls for girls

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:57:41 PM in Mikimoto (28)

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. And if there's one thing men should remember: don't just stick to flowers. Flowers wilt. So why not give your special girl a keepsake, like a timeless pearl jewelry. Pearls symbolize purity of love and romance. In some cultures, pearls are thought to be lucky charms. And one of the best cultured pearls is Mikimoto. Among its Valentine offerings is the love pendant, which literally spells the LOVE word with a precious pearl "O". If one isn't enough to express your love, Mikimoto has the Akoya with Diamonds Special Edition Set. It is composed of an Akoya cultured pearl strand necklace with diamond rondels, an 18-carat white gold signature clasp, and Akoya cultured pearl stud earrings with diamonds. Mikimoto has a wide range of pearl jewelry that are timeless and modernly designed. And if that's not enough, Mikimoto is actually the world's first cultured pearl, founded over a century ago.
Mikimoto is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco, the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California, and on SW Broadway in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Natural Wonders from the Sea

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:10:30 AM in Mikimoto (28)

The name of Mikimoto has been celebrated for more than a hundred years for its founder’s pioneering work in pearl culture. Japanese researcher and entrepreneur Kokichi Mikimoto invested years in his pursuit of the perfecting the first cultured pearl. In the early 1890s, in a shore off Japan, Mikimoto produced the first perfectly spherical cultured Akoya pearls. It was the beginning of his dream’s realization and, in hind sight, the birth of the vibrant cultured pearl industry. Years after the founder’s passing, Mikimoto remains the top name for the highest quality cultured pearl jewelry. Immaculate and luxurious, Mikimoto’s new Wonder collection, celebrates its own heritage and history. Featured in the collection are a ring, a necklace and a pair of earrings that bear elegant white Akoya pearls, each sized at about 7.00 mm, set in white gold clam-like design overlaid with white diamonds. The collection displays the world of luxury and beauty made available to every woman from New York to Shanghai by Mikimoto.
Find Mikimoto at authorized retailer Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon, San Francisco, California, and Palo Alto, California. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Four Seasons of Serenity

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:50:31 PM in Mikimoto (28)

There is more to pearly elegance than just black and white. Mikimoto has proven this all along with its collection of exquisite golden and conch pearls. For its 120th anniversary, the Mikimoto takes a whole new level of exploration on colors with its Four Seasons collection. The selection features one-of-a-kind pieces that capture the brilliance and beauty of nature. Mikimoto evokes the organic and asymmetric beauty using colored precious stones based on masterfully crafted bases of yellow gold. Since they are known throughout history as ‘living gems,’ pearls naturally exude Mother Nature’s timeless serenity. The brand displays this artfully in the Four Seasons collection. Mikimoto’s high-grade cultured pearls take center stage among the colorful floral tapestry like immaculate ladies of the earth.
Find the Four Seasons and other Mikimoto collections at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – an authorized retailer for Mikimoto pearls.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pearls and Priced Traditions

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:20:13 AM in Mikimoto (28)

The name and heritage of Mikimoto, the pearl jewelry company that ranks among the world’s top luxury brands and Japan’s financial leaders of the 20th Century, all started out with the determination and passion of one man: Kokichi Mikimoto. Japanese researcher and entrepreneur Kokichi Mikimoto is recognized as the creator of the first cultured pearl and the father of the cultured pearl industry, which began to take shape when Kokichi established his luxury pearl company Mikimoto in the fashion district of Tokyo in 1899. Mikimoto was awarded patents for pearl cultivation and in 1985 was selected as one of Japan’s top 10 inventors in commemoration of his pioneering work. The house of Mikimoto pearls today continues to realize the driving dream of one man, that is, simply to adorn every woman’s neck with the pure and precious beauty of pearls.
Find Mikimoto pearls at Shreve & Co on Post Street in San Francisco – trusted retailer for Mikimoto pearls.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

An Exquisite Legacy

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 2:10:34 AM in Mikimoto (28)

In the elegant pearl jewelry industry, the house of Mikimoto is synonymous with superior quality and unparalleled beauty. Established by enterprising Japanese pearl king Kokichi Mikimoto, the brand proudly bears a heritage of innovation and pioneering spirit. It was Kokichi who first succeeded in  culturing the perfect spherical Akoya pearl in the early 1900s. This paved the way for the vibrant industry of pearls and pearl jewelry. The timelessly classic and deeply symbolic gems used to adorn only the necks of the most regal royalties in the world, such as Cleopatra of the Nile. Thanks to Mikimoto, the beauty of nature’s gift from the sea is now a luxury available as a special adornment for every woman, just as Mikimoto always aspired for. A century and a score of years after its establishment, Mikimoto still cultures the most exquisite and delicate pearl gems in its quaint pearl farm in Japan and continues as one of the world’s sources for the finest pearls.
Browse through the classic and contemporary designs of Mikimoto pearls at Shreve & Co in Portland, Oregon – authorized retailer for Mikimoto.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Upholding the Tradition

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:41:51 PM in Mikimoto (28)

It was “the Pearl King” Kokichi Mikimoto from Japan who first nurtured and produced the cultured pearl, and subsequently revolutionized the pearl culture industry. Later on, he founded the Mikimoto House of Pearls, which to this date proudly bears his name and legacy. With its significant role in the history of the pearl trade, as well as its reputable heritage is manufacturing the best cultured sea gems in the world, Mikimoto retains stringent standards on the material and craftsmanship of every jewelry piece that is stamped with its label. Mikimoto accepts on the finest materials, which requires at least an A or A+ grade, comprising barely 5% of the total pearls in Japan, before a single pearl makes it to any Mikimoto design. Only the finest materials such as 18k gold or platinum, high-quality G color diamonds, and the finest silk threads are used to complement the company’s immaculate pearls. Timeless, elegant and intricate, each Mikimoto strand of pearls upholds the tradition of excellence that Mr. Mikimoto started a hundred years ago.
Find Mikimoto at Shreve & Palo Alto – authorized dealer for Mikimoto.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Unblemished Mikimoto Perfection

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:26:07 PM in Mikimoto (28)

Pearls, the treasures of the sea, are the oldest precious gems that graced mankind. These smooth, lustrous and variously colored calcium carbonate mollusk deposits are valued for their rarity and beauty. All over the world, pearls symbolize purity, dignity and unblemished perfection. In Japan, the renowned jeweler Kokichi Mikimoto devoted his whole adult life to the perfection of pearl culture, a feat that cost a large amount of wisdom, determination and faith in what was then nearly impossible. In 1893, Mikimoto succeeded in producing the first semi-spherical cultured pearl. More than a decade afterwards, he harvested the first spherical cultured pearl. Kokichi’s dedication to these immaculate objects of beauty flowed to the rest of the world with the label “Mikimoto Pearls”, the brand of designer pearl jewelry that is now a by-word among connoisseurs, jewelers and the rich and fashionable crowd. 
Find the elegant and unique pearl jewels by Mikimoto at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco – an authorized dealer for Mikimoto.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Rare Treasures for Precious Loved Ones

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:35:20 AM in Mikimoto (28)


Technically, they are not pearls but the jewelry industry values them just as much – if not more. Conch pearls are pinkish pearl-like gems that are produced by the Queen Conch mollusk. The ones with the highest quality are characterized by an unusual ‘flame-like structure’, as if there is fire burning on their surface. These unique, fiery gems can only be produced naturally and in very rare occasions, making conch pearl jewelries all the more valuable. Mikimoto, maker of the world’s finest pearl jewelries, also loves creating conch wonders that adorn the women’s gorgeous necks. The Empress Ring is an exquisite platinum ring that features a 7mm conch pearl central stone. Tiny diamond stones create a dazzling background for the vibrant shine of the conch, like beautiful ladies in waiting surrounding a precious and delicate princess. Indeed, Mikimoto sets conch pearls fit for a princess, whether by title or simply at heart.
Check out Mikimoto at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fashionable Pearl Science from Mikimoto

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:00:21 AM in Mikimoto (28)


For Mikimoto, world-renowned manufacturer of cultured pearls, makes a science out of everything related to pearls - even the length of a pearl necklace. As a designer jewelry maker with a long trail of experience and passion, Mikimoto is the authority in finding the right strand for the right neckline, for the right occasion. The Choker, which is 16 inches in length, and the Princess, 18 inches, successfully creates that fresh glow for young ladies, while women of 30's look gracefully fabulous in stature with larger pearls and longer strands like the Matinee, 22 to 24 inches, and the Opera, 30 to 32 inches. Shorter strands also go well with more casual attires and are more versatile than longer pearl necklaces. The Matinee and Opera, however, take on a more creative look when they are doubled or tripled around the neck. Whether casual or classic, having the right set of pearls lends you an additional touch of impressive sophistication. Check out the finest array of pearl necklaces at Shreve & Co in Portland, Oregon - authorized dealer for Mikimoto.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mikimoto: What Every Pearl Should Be

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:26:30 AM in Mikimoto (28)


In 1935, amidst plummeting prices for cultured pearls in Japan the father of pearl culture and dauntless entrepreneur, Mikimoto Kokichi, publicly burned tons of low-quality cultured pearls to show the world that Mikimoto company sold only high-quality pearls. It was a courageous stunt that the public bought, and a promise that the House of Mikimoto faithfully upheld even after the demise of its founder. Currently, the WWD trade journal ranks Mikimoto among the top luxury brands in the world for creating immaculate pearls set in excellently crafted jewelry pieces. Take as an example the Pearls in Motion necklace. Mikimoto infuses fun and practicality into the necklace by allowing the pearls to move around on the 18k white gold chain. You can get different looks using the same piece of jewelry. The design stays in place until you decide to move them again because of a special mechanism exclusive to Mikimoto’s. The company's creative knack is one reason why the Mikimoto Company is exactly where Kokichi envisioned it to be.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mikimoto Living Jewels

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:15:57 AM in Mikimoto (28)


Adorning the necks of all the women in the world is a great feat; impossible to be exact. But it is by chasing this dream that Kokichi Mikimoto has created finest cultured pearls in the world; an impossible dream chase that created wonders. To commemorate the storied journey, Mikimoto released an exquisite collection of new cultured pearl jewelry. It is deemed the the Mikimoto Regalia - celebrating the brand’s history of designing pieces for women of noble heritage. For this new collection, the designers took inspiration from the past and merged contemporary interpretations; perfect for today’s modern, sophisticated and discerning women. Mikimoto pearls are distinct. They are above all comparisons. This quality is achieved by using the finest materials coupled with careful orchestration. And through painstaking culturing, mindful sorting and expert matching, Mikimoto creations bring justice and more to these “living jewels”. To learn more about the new collection, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Mikimoto

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mikmoto: Deeply Rooted and Giving Back

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (28)


Pearl has been a constant companion in beauty by women around the world and Mikimoto remains in the forefront in the manufacturing of cultured pearls. But this isn’t the only thing that Mikimoto does for women. The Japanese cultured pearl jewelry giant also have been contributing to higher causes. Young Survival Coalition (YSC) has been supported by Mikimoto in addressing the needs of young women affected by breast cancer. Last 2009, Mikimoto donated a whopping 50% of their proceeds from “Everything is Possible with Hope” Collection to YSC. With women as inspiration for beauty and being deeply rooted in Japan, Mikmoto doesn’t stray from those that have shaped the brand and continue to give back whenever they can. 
After the devastating 2011 earthquake in Japan, Mikimoto donated a new pendant to aid the rebuilding in Japan. The pendant showcases the Akoya pearl – an iconic Japanese gem. The pendant features a cultured 7.55mm Akoya pearl with a disc of red enamel set in sterling silver representing the flag of Japan. The retail price for the pendant is $290 and all of the net income gained has been all donated to the Japanese Red Cross. Mikimoto also has been very active in keeping their production processes at par with environmental standards. Mikimoto factories earned the deep trust from local communities that are involved in production by adhering to laws and regulation to prevent pollution. Sometimes, there’s a moral dilemma presented by patronizing quality brands that contribute social and environmental harm. But one can always be assured that the maker of the pearls resting on her neck and the cosmetics on their skin is an agent of good and not of harm. For pearls the bring beauty and hope visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Mikmoto

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Adorn Her with Mikimoto

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (28)


Cleopatra’s wager to Marc Anthony was that she can “consume the wealth of a nation in a one meal”. Marc Anthony found this hard to believe until Cleopatra dissolved her pearl earring in a vinegar cocktail and drank it. It was none but a pearl that jumpstarted a love story worthy of being told and told again. In ancient times, pearls have been believed to have medicinal attributes, symbolize purity, love and even have mystical powers. They were once exclusive to the use of royalty. But if one Japanese man, in the person of Mikimoto Kokichi, would have his way, these gems should be available to every woman. And he surely did. He single-handedly shaped the cultured pearl industry in Japan during his lifetime. It was a life’s work devoted to perfection and love of craft. Mikimoto had combined technology and modern design to produced pearls synonymous to supreme commitment and passion. It is never hard to find a gift to symbolize purity, love and care as Mikimoto pearls makes the search easy. May it be her birthday, your anniversary or even just a gift on the fly; adorn her with Mikimoto – the finest cultured pearls in the world. For Mikimoto pearls, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer of these best cultured pearls in the world. 


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