The MIKIMOTO Pearl Necklace Book Launch at JW Marriot Hotel, Singapore

“The Pearl Necklace” by MIKIMOTO – a tribute to the legend of the Pearl Necklace.

It is without a doubt that The Pearl Necklace is an emblem of tradition, quintessential heirloom and a symbol of feminine purity. Earlier this March, Mikimoto presented the world’s most authoritative periodical, at the MIKIMOTO Pearl Necklace Book Launch event in Singapore. MIKIMOTO’s “The Pearl Necklace” book is co-authored by jewellery historian, Vivienne Becker and award-winning journalist, Assouline. The book lends insight into the legacy of the MIKIMOTO pearl necklace. This authoritative volume transports readers on a mesmerizing, and insightful journey through the history of the pearl necklace.

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MIKIMOTO Black South Sea Pearl Necklace with Diamonds (SGD $1.3million)

Adorned by Royalty

Renaissance Queens, Maharajahs, and Hollywood starlets have infused the pearl necklace into their wardrobes. A rich exploration of the lustrous gem since antiquity, Vivienne writes about the evolution of the pearl to become the object of desire, fascination and fantasy. Encrusted with myth and legend, and radiant with intrigue and romance, the pearl necklace is a universal icon that has threaded its way through the history of jewellery and fashion.

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MIKIMOTO Akoya Pearl Necklace with diamonds

The Legend of the Cultured Pearl

MIKIMOTO was founded by Kokichi Mikimoto in 1893; the year he pioneered the technique for pearl cultivation. In today’s prime modern society, the pearls on sale are mainly cultured pearls, with MIKIMOTO remaining the world leader in cultured pearls.

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MIKIMOTO Akoya and South Sea White Pearl Necklace with diamonds (SGD$2.21 million)

Unveiling “The Pearl Necklace” Book in Singapore

Earlier this March , MIKIMOTO presented a launch of The Pearl Necklace at the JW Marriot South Beach Hotel in Singapore. On display was the spectacular Marilyn Monroe Pearl Necklace – a classic 16-inch cultured Akoya pearl necklace (Click here for more about the Mikimoto Akoya Pearl) worn by undoubtedly one of the world’s most renown on-and-off-screen icons, Marilyn Monroe herself. The MIKIMOTO Pearl Stream – a glorious body jewellery piece set in 18k white gold, with Akoya pearls and diamonds was also exhibited at the presentation.

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In Pic (centered from left) : Mr. Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Min Lee, Mr. Russel Wong, Tijin Lee and Mr. Tomotsugu Ito

A Glamourous Gathering

The event was attended by Mr. Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Director & Senior Vice President of Sales Division & Marketing Group, Mikimoto and Mr. Tomotsugu Ito, Managing Director of MIKIMOTO Singapore.

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In Pic : Kelly Randall Sia
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In Pic (from left) : Dr. Jade Kua, Elyn Wong and Wong Ting Ting
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In Pic (from left) : Michelle, Kelly Keak and Frances Low
Liyann Seet

Fashion Editor

A Singaporean investor, commercial model, beauty queen and philanthropist. Liyann began her commercial modelling career at 16 and later represented Singapore in international beauty pageants in Asia Pacific and in the United States. She has since won several international beauty pageant titles. Liyann is also responsible for founding the International Children Foundation that advocates equal educational opportunities for underprivileged kids.

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