Friday, September 15, 2017

The Mikimito Embrace Earrings

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Fashion has been one of the main things people keep up with no matter what century it is. Haircut styles change, and the clothes and accessories people wear get upgraded to modern looks. For those of you who are into luxury jewelry, the Mikimito Embrace White South Sea Earrings are a timeless piece that any woman can add to their looks. The pearls are medium sized and have this white glow that no other type of pearl have. Accompanying it are small diamonds that are arranged in a swirl pattern, providing an alluring touch to the pearl. The earrings are stylish and suitable in any personal or business situation.  Apart from earrings, the Mikimoto catalog has a wide array of rings, bracelets, necklaces.
 
The elegant piece was created by the founder Kokichi Mikimoto. He started to hand craft jewelry for woman and stumbled upon the the round look pearls. He made the world's first cultured pearl over twenty years ago and started his own black south sea pearl farm. He combines these precious pearls with diamonds and gold steel to develop his ideas. He makes it so that most of his work goes well with any other piece he makes. Ever since he learned how to cultivate and create his pearls, women from all around the world have been using his design in their everyday outfits. Mikimito passed away in 1954 and his work still inspires others until this day.

Friday, July 07, 2017

The Mikimoto Black South Sea Baroque Cultured Pear And Opal Pendant

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The Mikimoto black South Sea Baroque cultured pearl and opal pendant is a breathtaking piece of jewelry that will turn heads and create a look of elegance and sophistication. Mikimoto cultured pearls are known for their quality and perfect appearance. Each pearl is hand selected for its shape and size and must adhere to Mikimoto's strict guidelines to be used in their stunning jewelry pieces.

The pendant is a 16mm Baroque cultured pearl that features a 10.73 ct. stunning opal that is expertly set just above the black pearl. Both the opal and the black pearl are surrounded by 4.07 ct. of incredible diamonds that create a stunning contrast around the entire pendant. This pendant would be the perfect accent piece for any upscale or formal occasion. It has beauty, style, sophistication that is combined with a unique design that will stand out and become a conversation piece. Mikimoto jewelry is designed to give lasting beauty and style that will last a lifetime.

Mikimoto has been creating stunning cultured pearl jewelry since 1893 that has captured the interest of jewelry enthusiasts all over the world. Today, Mikimoto jewelry is considered to be the highest quality in the world and is sought after by individuals that wish to express their style and excellent taste in fine jewelry. Whether it is a gift for that special someone or a gift to yourself, you can be assured that this stunning pendant will be an addition to your collection that you will love for years to come.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Mikimoto Fortune Leaves Ring

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The Mikimoto Fortune Leaves ring is a beautiful addition to any women's jewelry collection. This ring would make a wonderful gift for those who collect pearl jewelry and it's versatile look means that it can easily be worn for any occasion. The ring features a White South Sea cultured 12mm pearl. The pearl is in the center of the ring and it has lovely clover accents to add a bit of whimsy. The clovers are accented with diamonds and the overall diamond weight of the ring is 1.18 ct and the ring itself is 18K white gold.

Mikimoto is a brand well known for creating jewelry featuring cultured pearls. The founder of the company, Kokichi Mikimoto, was the first to create cultured pearls and the Mikimoto brand has maintained their pearl expertise ever since the brand was founded over a century ago. Today the name of the brand brings about thoughts of expert craftsmanship, quality materials, and unique jewelry for those who love pearls.

The Fortune Leaves ring from Mikimoto easily coordinates with other pieces in the Fortune Leaves collection as well as other jewelry from the designer. Each Fortune Leaves piece has a hidden four leaf clover to bring good luck and fortune to those who wear it. The clovers found on this ring are asymmetrical as a way to showcase the authentic beauty of a clover one would find in nature. Each pearl is carefully selected and only the highest quality White South Sea pearls are used.  Stop by Schiffman's today and see the exquisite Mikimoto collections!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Mikimoto Cascata Ring

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Jewelry is a way to express your style, taste and image to those around you. It can be an extension of your personality or convey a message that you want to say to the world. Whether you would define your style as minimal, elegant, natural or eclectic, there are many jewelry options available to suit you.

The Mikimoto Cascata Ring is a statement piece of jewelry like no other. Classic 18 karat white gold forms the substantial band holding over three carats of diamonds and a 13mm South Sea cultured pearl. The diamonds cascade elegantly around the pearl in a shimmering cluster. This ring will capture the attention of anyone who sees it as it adorns your hand with exquisite beauty.

A world leader in the production of high quality cultured pearls and exceptional jewelry design, Mikimoto brings that one-of-a-kind look to this beautiful ring as well. When you choose a Mikimoto piece, you know that you are choosing the ultimate in sophistication and timeless elegance. Mikimoto pearls are not only among the finest cultured pearls in the world, but also a beautiful reflection of unparalleled quality, care and dedication.

If you desire the highest of quality when choosing your jewelry and want a stunning, unique piece to reflect your elegant style and taste, look no further than the Mikimoto Cascata ring for a beautiful addition to your wardrobe. The Cascata will help you make a beautiful statement without saying a word! 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mikimoto Conch Pearl Pendant

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Mikimoto is the finest producer of cultured pearls in the world, and a leader in exceptional quality jewelry. Mikimoto has made their mark in the world of jewelry at every level; from quality and selection, customer service, and their warranty and commitment to their clients. Pearls are beautiful gems which are born from the sea and they are pure, making them a living gem. Pearls are a symbol of class, elegance and unique style, and Mikimoto puts every effort into their quality and craftsmanship that makes each piece last a lifetime.

If fact, it's been over a century now that Kokichi Mikimoto created the world's first cultured pearl. Mikimoto had a quest for perfection, a tradition that carries on through Mikimoto designs today.

One of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry is a Mikimoto pearl pendant. The beautiful conch and white South Sea cultured pearl pendant features a lovely conch pearl as well as a white south sea cultured pearl. The conch pearl is 14x9mm, and the white south sea cultured pearl is 15mm with 2.78ct tourmaline, .87ct diamonds, all set in a beautiful platinum design. The Mikimoto conch pearl pendant is a gift right from the living sea, and an elegant and special piece to keep for a lifetime.

Take a look at this stunning pearl pendant and the beauty of the craftsmanship, and treat yourself or the woman you love to the mystery of the sea, and the gift of pure elegance and luxury. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Mikimoto Ribbon Necklace Classic Beauty

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Nothing says classic beauty and elegance like a diamond and pearl necklace. Mikimoto has combined diamonds and pearls with 18K white gold to create a dance of luster and brilliance that will make any woman stand out from the crowd. The Mikimoto ribbon necklace romantically twists and turns gently with its 32.92ct diamonds and 15.1X10.7mm exquisite White South Sea cultured pearls. This is a piece for true collectors of fine jewelry.

This necklace is brilliant enough to complement wedding attire, yet understated enough to wear with the classic little black dress. Cultured pearls are grown in an environment that allows them to be flawless, which allows them to develop a rich luster that is rare in natural pearls. Growing cultured pearls requires care and attention to the environment. It is an art that requires patience, skill, and attention to every detail in order to achieve pearls that are unique enough to meet the expectations of the most discriminating woman.

The Mikimoto ribbon necklace is the perfect way to show any woman how much she is loved. The care and quality that go into the pieces are what make the artists at Mikimoto known for their work around the world. The diamonds that Mikimoto uses are selected for their brilliance and ability to complement the luster of the cultured pearls. The light of these two magic elements complement each other in a way that makes each stand out in its own right without being overshadowed by the other.

Balance and simplicity are what make the Mikimoto ribbon necklace the perfect piece for any elegant occasion. This piece is contemporary, yet still a timeless classic that will become a cherished heirloom in the years to come. When one sees this unique combination, it is not difficult to imagine why diamonds and pearls have sparked the imagination of women for thousands of years. Owning the Mikimoto pearl and diamond Ribbon Necklace make a statement about the woman who wears it and her appreciation of classic beauty. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Mikimoto "World of Creativity" Necklace.

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The Mikimoto "World of Creativity Necklace" is made from natural cultured pearls. The technique used to culture the pearls in the Mikimoto necklace was invented by Kokichi Mikimoto, in 1914. 20 years later, he established his first pearl farm in the Black South Sea. He effectively changed the pearl industry forever.

His technique allowed the formation of pearls that of the perfect size and shape to make the necklace look both classic and intelligently designed. Since then, the Mikimoto "World of Creativity" necklace has been a mark of luxury, elegance, and perfection. It adorns the necks of queens, princess and successful women in the society.

Pearl Luster

Luster is one of the distinguishing features of the Elegant Mikimoto "World of Creativity" necklace pearls. The luster of a pearl is the intensity and sharpness with which it reflects light. You can identify a gem with the perfect luster by looking how clear images are reflected from its surface. If the reflection is closer to that of a mirror, then it is perfect. That feature will make it look like it is glowing from inside.

Pearl Size

Larger pearls are preferred for necklaces to make sure that the necklace stands out from the rest of your attire. Otherwise, they might look hidden. The Mikimoto "World of Creativity" necklace is made from pearls that are bigger in size to make sure they are clearly visible, and their quality is appreciated.

Jewelry Style

Whether you are dressing for a formal occasion or a social evening, you will find the Mikimoto "World of Creativity" necklace will adorn you with the perfect pearls.

The investment you will make in your Mikimoto "World of Creativity" necklace will last forever. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Delicate, Stunning Elegance

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Delicate and elegant - pearl ring is absolutely stunning! It is mounted in a gorgeous white gold setting that really suits the pearl and showcases the classic pearl color. The 0.15 carat diamonds that surround this pearl are also a lovely touch that add to the classic look. 
 
Also featured is a white gold and diamond charm hanging from the side of the pearl's mount. Just a little extra detail that really adds to the ring. 
 
The white gold is 18k and this ring features a 8mm pearl. It is a perfect size, making it so dainty and delicate, everyone is sure to admire it. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Japanese penchat for perfection

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Ever wonder why perfectionism is so ingrained in the Japanese mindset? Be it bonsai art or automobile engineering, whether it’s a comic series or pearl jewelry like Mikimoto, the Japanese always strive to create the best outcome possible. If we look at Japan’s history, we can trace this perfectionism code to the Edo period between the 17th and 19th centuries. The ruling shoguns would use a lot of indoctrination that put value on doing the best that you could accomplish. At that time, Japanese society was strictly hierarchical, but unlike India’s caste system which commands one to keep to one’s place, in Japan, becoming the best in your social class was encouraged and respected by the ruling class. The same code has since been applied to modern Japan, especially during the 20th century when the country transitioned into an industrial powerhouse.
 
Mikimoto is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Friday, April 15, 2016

New ways to wear pearls

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Despite the advent of trendy jewelry spearheaded by celebrities, classic elegance still manages to come back, and with a splash. Indeed, pearls—those timeless jewelry worn by your grandma and then your mother—are trendy again. The modern look, however, is to string them with less beads for a finer, more subtle style. Mikimoto has a wide selection of these single-pearl necklaces or bracelets; in fact, you can move and replace the pearls should you want more or less of these beads across the string. Then there’s another contemporary style for pearls: wearing them not around your neck or wrist, but to accent your bags, shoes, and other fashion accessories. For example, pearls go well with leather shoes for an embellished look. If you have older and bigger pearls you don’t want to wear as a necklace, they are perfect for loafers and heels! 
 
Mikimoto is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Key elements to look for when buying pearls

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Pearls like any other jewelry items vary a lot in different ways. If you’re considering wearing luxury pearl jewelry, you need to know what key characteristics to look for in a pearl so you get the best value. First, check the overall quality of the pearl. Does it look nice or clearly repurposed? You can get a sense of this based on surface markings. If it has scratches, the pearl must be used. Other markings to look for include spots and bubbles. Second, does the pearl’s size merit its price? Generally, the larger the pearl the more expensive it is. Finally, is the pearl’s luster worth the price? Luster is the glowing light that seems to come from within the pearl. The more intense and focused the glow is, the more “perfect” the pearl. If you don’t have time for all this sleuthing, just get a Mikimoto; you’re assured you’re getting the best pearls.
 
Mikimoto is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Friday, October 02, 2015

Full or solo pearl necklace?

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Wearing pearl jewelry requires a subtle art that takes time to master. Although pearls are great with neutral colored dresses, they can also go well with select stark colors like blood red and royal blue. However, other red and blue hues like rose red and sky blue can subdue the elegance of pearls. Moreover, full pearl necklaces are just as sophisticated as a single pearl piece. While it depends on your preference when to wear a full or solo pearl necklace, there's a general guide to follow so you don't fall for a tacky look. Full pearls look nice with high neckline or collar, while solo or necklaces with a few pearls look great with low neckline. For full flexibility, Mikimoto's Pearls in Motion lets you adjust the pearls along the 18k white gold chain to create either a full or solo necklace.
 
Mikimoto is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Give and take

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Relationships are built on a give-and-take culture to be successful (not the kind of giving someone a Mikimoto jewelry and expecting a luxury men's watch in return). Expecting to get 100% of what you want from your partner will only lead to disappointment and, worse, a failed relationship. Instead, work on reaching a compromise, where you speak clearly of what you want and you also listen closely to what your partner wants. The goal is not to win an argument, but to resolve the issue. Because arguments are inevitable, make sure you're fighting on fair grounds. Don't ever bring in past issues to back your points. Also, don't attack your partner's person, instead, stick to the issue. It's also helpful to use lots of “I” instead of “you,” that way, you avoid saying bad things about your partner.
 
Mikimoto is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Fixation of Pearls

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In Ancient Greece, pearls were worn during wedding ceremonies for marital bliss while preventing new brides from crying. This is just one of the ancient uses and the believed magical property of pearls. The pearl has also held great value for history’s iconic characters such as Cleopatra who wagered that she can consume the wealth of an entire nation in one meal by crushing a pearl earring and drinking it mixed with wine. We might have not exactly moved forward with those notions in today’s modern world but we still hold significant reverence to the miraculous beauty of pearls. And thanks to the foremost figure when it comes to pearl jewelry, Mikimoto, we can enjoy the beauty of pearls more and in different shades of colors and sensibilities. Mikimoto takes the natural beauty of pearls and combines it with artistic touches that make these natural beauties to be pieces of wonders. By conjuring nature and an astute sense of beauty, Mikimoto has very well reached the apex of pearl jewelry creation and design. 
 
To see more of the timeless elegance and fashion forward Mikimoto designs, drop by Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Mikimoto Tradition Continues

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If you are thinking of getting your special someone something special, Mikimoto pearl jewelry is not a bad place to start looking. Mikimoto has been one of, if not THE, most sought-out pearl jewelry brand since its birth. Mikimoto has had a long and rich tradition that started from the creation of the first cultured pearl to various grand exhibitions of beauty of pearls. Today, Mikimoto is steadfast in honoring that long tradition of excellence. Mikimoto continues to create pieces that mesmerize and fill people with awe. Just take one quick look at the Dandelion Earrings in the Black South Sea collection and you’ll bask in its undeniable beauty. They sure belong on the ears of your special someone. 
 
For the Dandelion Earrings or other Mikimoto pieces, visit Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 
 
 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Irregular but Beautiful Pearls

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Although pearls are often measured by their symmetry and perfectly balanced round shape, the opposite can also be impressive, especially in the hands of master pearl jewelry setter, Mikimoto. Its Baroque Collection features irregular, organic shapes of pearls that evoke a unique luster. They are a contrarian style to fine pearl jewelry, and in Mikimoto’s hands, the Baroque pearls become a conversation piece of whispered admiration. The Freshwater Baroque Brooch reflects this irregular beauty; its naturally dimpled pearls resemble petals and are complemented by an 18k white gold stem accented with tiny diamonds. The Olive Earrings also feature irregular Baroque pearls, which are crafted to mimic olives in their varied organic shapes. The piece is set in 18k white gold with brilliant cut diamonds. Irregular pearls have never been this beautiful.
 
Mikimoto is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Monday, July 21, 2014

The spirituality of pearls

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Many people are attracted to pearls like Mikimoto, perhaps, because pearls represent a process that reflects a spiritual journey.  On the outside, the oyster is ugly and repulsive. But inside, a pure transformation is about to happen. When a foreign object like a grain of sand finds its way inside the shell, the oyster accepts the irritation. Soon the irritation becomes a beautiful pearl that no hurricane or gale can dislodge. It’s securely tucked in the oyster; in fact, it becomes a part of it. It reminds us how, in our lives, sometimes an unpleasant event happens. But instead of rejecting it, when we accept it, that’s when we become stronger and wiser. The result is a more refined us, much like the glimmering pearl inside the oyster.
 
Mikimoto is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Mikimoto Commitment

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It was in 1905 that Kokichi Mikimoto, the founder, produced the first spherical cultured pearl. It was a gem that the world had never laid its eyes on. Pearls have been traditionally a symbol of purity and Mikimoto makes the purest cultured pearls. Each pearl that makes it to a Mikimoto creation has passed through stringent testing. Mikimoto makes it to a point that it only provides you with the best. To prove its commitment to excellence and beauty, Mikimoto staged a burning of inferior pearls in 1932. Kokichi shoveled inferior pearls into a fire in front of the Kobe Chamber of Commerce. The event was flocked to by journalists and it was made famous throughout the world. Mikimoto, the brand and the person, always had the flair for the spectacular. Mikimoto has produced ambitious works of art made with pearls. In 1933, Mikimoto unveiled a model of George Washington’s residence at World’s Fair and a replica of the Liberty Bell in 1939. 
 
To see more of the spectacle that is Mikimoto, visit us at Schiffman’s at Downtown Greensboro. 
 
 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The Women of Pearls

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Our present society had gone a long way from the time women were first given voting rights to the first women doctors. Now, women have a voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society. Mikimoto, a Japanese jewelry company, in particular, recognizes women divers who have once played an essential role in the cultivation of pearls. In the long history of the company, women have once dove to collect pearl oysters and dove again to replace them on the sea bed following insertion of the nucleus.  They also had to promptly transfer oysters to safe locations in the case of a red tide attack or typhoon. Mikimoto knows that the success of pearl cultivation would not have been possible without their contribution. Today, as the pearl cultivation technique has been developed, the women divers are no longer needed. However, Mikimoto in a show of appreciation established the Pearl Island – now the only place where one can see women divers in the traditional white diving wear treating visitors to captivating demonstrations commemorating their once important role in pearl cultivation. 
 
But if you don’t have time to visit Japan, one can always buy a piece of Mikimoto, right? Visit Schiffman’s at Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Manly pearls

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Pearls are a lovely and luxurious symbol of purity mostly associated with women. Mikimoto thinks otherwise and the luxury brand goes beyond pearl necklaces, earrings and bracelets. It goes manly. The Mikimoto line of gentlemen fashion is just as lovely if not a subtle reflection of an alpha male’s confidence. The cufflinks and tuxedo studs offer a soft glamour air to a man’s wear without succumbing to unwarranted vanity. Studded with Grey and Black South Sea cultured pearls, the pieces reflect an elusive light that faintly glimmers from the pearls inner core. The pearls don’t call for attention; neither do they shun it. There’s a perfect balance of luxury and function and of style and sincerity. Each piece is set in 18k white gold that lends the pearl an even more elegant touch.
 
Mikimoto is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Purity in Sensitivity

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A Mikimoto pearl is perhaps the most sought after pearl among the prestigious jewelry offerings out there, because of its dainty appearance and sheer whiteness. Its contrasting difference among other pearl jewelry distinctly stands out as the attraction point of the jewelry itself. Cultured in a controlled environment, screened for texture and color purity are among the fundamental elements as the basis of the jewelry's formidable quality in presentation and arrangement. The solid, durable setting of the pearl provides an eccentric position meant to capture the intriguing eyes of jewelry lovers. A Mikimoto is a perfect gift for a lovely lady with exotic taste, especially with oriental inclinations in arts and beauty. A gift that will be truly memorable to appreciate that depicts the truest intentions of the giver. 
 
Mikimoto Pearl Collections are available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Restricted: Mikimoto

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Mikimoto Exclusives is a limited and unique collectionDo not read this article. Curiosity of a person is often stimulated when he or she is told not to do something. Restriction is a thing that restrains a person’s freedom and because of this, a person struggles to discover the very reason for such a restriction. The big question is “WHY?” Find out the answer with Mikimoto Exclusives. Mikimoto Exclusives is a limited and unique collection of jewelry pieces. High-end and fashionable, this collection displays the best of what pearls can offer. Taking part in the Exclusive Couture Pearl Jewelry by Mikimoto, the Radiance Convertible Earrings are versatile earrings in 12mm Golden South Sea and 13mm White South Sea cultured pearls and 2.10cts of diamonds and are set in platinum. These earrings are one of the best among the exquisite pieces of Mikimoto Exclusives.
 
Get your own piece now. Visit us at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. Schiffman’s is an authorized dealer for Mikimoto.
 
 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Golden South Sea Jewel

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Are you having a hard time choosing which jewelry piece to wear? Are you confused whether diamond, gold or pearl is better? No more worries from now on as we got this dilemma solved for you. Mikimoto Golden South Sea Pearls are perfect jewelry for those who look for timeless elegance and luxury indulgence in a piece.
 
Produced by the golden-lipped oysters, golden pearls are a rare find which color palettes range from light champagne to a very rare, deep gold. As we said earlier, Mikimoto’s Golden South Sea Pearls promise a pure luxury indulgence in each and every piece. Like the Golden South Sea and Yellow Diamond Ring, a ring of 17mm Golden South Sea and 4.63ct of diamonds in 18k yellow gold—a pure bliss of splendor by the power of three precious jewels in one.
 
Treat yourself with Mikimoto at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center.
 
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Penultimate of Pearls

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A lot of Pearl Collections in the market are harvested from numerous sources without the control and regulation of the company, thus making the pearl less valuable but at Mikimoto, the pearls are cultured and controlled under the strictest grading system. In fact, Mikimoto benchmark the grading system in the pearl industry assuring the clientele that in every Mikimoto Pearl is always a work of art. The Mikimoto Pearl is special because it's an inordinate pearl, in fact, one of the iconic signature of a Mikimoto Pearl is the appearance of a slight rose tint, or pinkish undertone found in every Mikimoto Pearl as a standard of excellence. 
 
The setting of the pearl in between clasps is meticulously maneuvered. It's another trademark of excellence. If a Mikimoto Pearl falls off the clasps, then it's not a real Mikimoto Pearl. The Mikimoto Company assures you that every product out there is original and special only for you! 
 
Mikimoto Pearls are available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Blooming Magnolia

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It was Kokichi Mikimoto who started the history. From that time, the jewelry industry entered a new dawn to welcome a brighter day everyday as the history lives on one hundred and twenty years since. Everything from Mikimoto is a winning piece to add in every woman’s pearl collection. Surely, the company doesn’t really need much advertisement because by the looks of its pearls, anyone will just fall in love with them in an instant. Introducing Mikimoto Regalia, a 13-piece range of one-of-a-kind bracelets, earrings and necklaces divided into four themes - Fuchsia, Magnolia, Baroque and Cape Gooseberry - each of the 13 pieces sets various types of pearl into white gold and diamond surrounds, ranging from the daintily pretty to the double-take-worthy spectacular. The Magnolia ring, however, is a favorite, a glowing white South Sea cultured pearl the size of a Malteser nestled in white gold and diamond petals. Created for esteemed women of nobility, Mikimoto designers spent two years exploring the designs and creating the pieces of Mikimoto Regalia.
 
See and touch them at Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro. Schiffman’s is an authorized dealer for Mikimoto.
 
 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Colors in Motion

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For more than 120 years, Mikimoto pearls have been known to be the best cultured pearls in the world. The founder Kokichi Mikimoto was the first man ever to produce the first cultured pearl, who did not only make a history but who also started a beginning that would never end—the best thing ever happened to jewelry—the  pearls of Mikimoto. As much as Mikimoto pearls are simply elegant and overflowing with beauty, they can also be fun and playful with its multicolored pearls! You can be high-spirited with every motion with the bursts of colors of the lovely pearls in its Long Multicolor Pearls in Motion—an iconic necklace with a generous 43 9mm cultured pearls of White South Sea, Black South Sea and Freshwater and clasp with a 0.20 ct diamonds in a 45 inch, 18k white gold chain.
 
Keep in motion and grab one of Mikimoto’s pearl necklaces at Schiffman’s! The Long Multicolor Pearls in Motion is available at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center—authorized dealer for Mikimoto.
 
 

Friday, August 02, 2013

The Gem of Innocence

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The Japanese culture of excellence had been among us for centuries. Their work ethics and discipline can be visually appreciated globally. Japanese products are considered to be of quality with remarkable workmanship. At no exception at all, Mikimoto, a pearl company since 1883 had been producing pearls of highest quality for purpose dependent on demand. A pearl is a product of time and relentless effort as exemplified in every Japanese cultural trait. The values of patience, precision and industry are the footholds of a Japanese pearl. A pearl symbolizes purity, honesty and innocence. Effusing symbolism and culture, a precious pearl is born. The Japanese are the perfect people in culturing pearls, with their inherent traits of patience and diligence. At Mikimoto, a single pearl is a work of art, patience and diligence. Its exuberance of purity manifest a sense of innocence of its truthfulness and honesty. Every pearl from Mikimoto is individually crafted to exude the perfect gift of purity. The gift of pearl enunciates an expression of honesty and purity. It is either reflective by the giver or the recipient, both are attributable to it. The play of symbolism in symbiosis is deeply entrenched in a Mikimoto Pearl.
 
A Mikimoto pearl is a perfect gift for a woman worth its purity and integrity! That's why at Mikimoto, its not just an ordinary pearl, it's a pearl from heaven! Mikimoto's pearl collections can be viewed at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro. 
 
 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The New Italy

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Milano or Milan (as the foreigners call it) is the capital of Lombardy in northern Italy and has been an international center of trade and industry since the Middle Ages.  If you spend time strolling through less well known areas such as the pretty Navigli, the chic Brera district, the lively University quarter, or some of the smaller churches and buildings, you'll find a forward thinking, diverse city filled in every corner with history, and with a plethora of hidden gems.  But most especially, Milan is the fashion capital of Italy, so it shouldn’t be surprising that there is a great collection by Mikimoto, honoring this great city. 
 
Mikimoto’s Milano Collection by Giovanna Broggian combines the craftsmanship and sophistication of Italian design with the highest quality cultured pearls in the world. The pearls in the Milano Collection are truly the focal point of the jewelry piece, thanks to an exclusive spring tension system that holds them in place. 
 
Come see the collection at Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Beautiful Above All

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:40:00 PM in Mikimoto (43)

We live in times where it's all about conformity, where everyone wants to feel normal, just like everybody else, where everyone follows a certain standard and those who don’t are considered less of a person. It is sad, but humans have done this time and time again. It’s time to be different, to choose something that resonates above all and beyond what is normal, and to stand-out from mediocrity – which are what exactly Mikimoto did. 
 
Over a century ago, Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world's first cultured pearl. His quest for perfection and his love for these pure, lustrous gems of the sea were the guiding forces that built the house of Mikimoto – a name synonymous with superior quality at every stage, from the selection of finest materials to expert workmanship to customer service commitment. Today, the company continues to elevate itself above all other pearl jewelry by some characteristics unique only to Mikimoto.
 
For an assurance of the highest standard of quality and integrity, see and buy a Mikimoto piece at Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Alluring Lure

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (43)

The word allure itself captivates one who loves beauty. When one is “alluring” the beholder is under the charm and spell of the allured. Ergo, women all over the world, in one way or another, all want to be hot, mysterious, alluring and beautiful vixens to find their prospective mates. They want everybody (or at least those who matter) to notice their beauty, sultriness and charm. Yes, some may strive for beauty as part of human nature, but sometimes looks alone won’t help. Confidence, character are also a big plus and of course, the right jewelry. 
 
With Mikimoto’s Lure Necklace, one does not need to be alluring, you already is. The Lure Necklace is a double strand White South Sea Baroque cultured pearl necklace that is adorned with a platinum, rose gold and water opal flower. Just like how the necklace evokes the emotion of desire to see what lies beneath the surface towards the gleaming diamond set below, your character and confidence will lead your man to see what’s behind those alluring smile.
 
Come see it at Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro. 
 

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Black is Beautiful

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (43)

White has always been labeled as standard of beauty. Who missed using glutathione? We all used it, although in different forms such as pills, injections, soap, etc., we all craved to be fairer and have a whiter skin. Remember when were younger? We were all enchanted by fairytales and bedtime stories our moms had told us. All little girls dreamed to be one of the Disney Princesses and Snow White, is the most favorite. We all dreamed to live in that small dainty dwarf hut with her seven cute dwarves and be like her, pretty and white as a snow. Ironically, the most beautiful and influential women today don’t come white, they are black—Whitney, Oprah and Michelle Obama. And they are not mere fairytales, they are real life beauties. They are black and beautiful like the Black South Sea pearls of Mikimoto.
 
Mikimoto is a jewelry line founded by Kokichi Mikimoto. Mikimoto is considered as one of the best jewelry lines in the world, most celebrated for its cultured pearls. After many years of painstaking hard work, in 1893, he successfully cultured a beautiful semi-spherical pearl, the world’s first pearl ever grown by man. In 1899, the first Mikimoto Pearl Store opened in the shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo known today as the home to the latest Western fashion trends. Since then, he demonstrated his strength in retailing luxury jewelry. His journey continued and after almost six years of tireless and constant research, in 1905, he succeeded in culturing a perfectly round pearl. Thereafter, he met the Meiji Emperor at Ise Shrine and confided, “I would like to adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls.” From that moment on, the jewelry industry welcome a new dawn for jewelry making. Many Mikimoto stores soon follow after the opening of Mikimoto Pearl Store in London in 1913, and in 1914 he established the world’s first Black South Sea pearl farm in Okinawa Island. And finally in Ishigaki Island in 1931, his oyster beds gave birth to a 10 millimeter Black South Sea pearl.
 
In the far warmer and deeper tropical waters of South Pacific, Mikimoto’s culturing methods were eventually adapted to produce black pearls. The expert techniques of Mikimoto have captured the veiled rare beauty of these distant and mystifying crystalline waters. Discover the collection and dive into the breathtaking sight of Black South Sea cultured pearls.
 
Mikimoto’s Black South Sea cultured pearls are remarkably large in size and come in a stunning display of natural colors. Because of multiplicity in color, shape and size, it can take years to assemble a harmoniously matched strand. Portraying its expertise of the craft for over a century, Mikimoto’s pearl sorters are skilled and are masters of the art.
 
In round, oval, teardrop or unique baroque shapes with sizes begin at 8mm, the incomparable color of these naturally black pearls is produced by black-lipped oysters in the waters of Tahiti and Okinawa. While characterized as black, the rich, dark colors actually range from slate grey, silver and pistachio to peacock green and midnight black with overtones of green, rosé, or blue. 
 
Every strand of Mikimoto cultured pearls is a work of art born from the mystery of the sea. Meticulous selection, incredible skill, judgment and craftsmanship are required for the creation of these strands. Mikimoto pearl’s journey begins with a thorough selection process, choosing the very best pearls. Only the top 5% of all the cultured pearls in the world meet our standards for quality. The perfect Mikimoto pearl has high-quality nacre and a perfectly round shape. Once the best pearls have been selected, they are cleaned with specialized techniques and entrusted to the expert sorter. Each beautiful pearl is individually examined by northern, morning light, the day's most even illumination. The natural light reveals the texture, color, quality and the entire personality of the pearl.
 
Now, Mikimoto has come up with a new pairing! Pearls are even beautiful with diamonds. The closer you look at a Mikimoto piece, the more you will notice its distinguishing details, from the exceptional beauty of the gems to the breathtaking artistry of the setting. VS, G color or better, Kimberley Process certified—only the highest quality diamonds are used!
 
And today, Mikimoto celebrates its 120th year of rich heritage and an age-old tradition of producing and manufacturing the world’s finest pearls and the vision of adorning all women around the world with pearls was first born when Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world’s first cultured pearl forever changing the industry of jewelry.
 
As Mikimoto continue to reveal new and exciting collections for the anniversary, visit Schiffman’s where black is beautiful! See and try on these magnificent Mikimoto Black South Sea pearls at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. Schiffman’s is an authorized dealer for Mikimoto.
 
 

Friday, May 24, 2013

A Million Styles in One Jewelry

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (43)

 

Companies hire people that look to the future, individuals that grow with it and not just someone who can just do the job today. Patterned to this inevitable need, people have likewise chosen jewelries and other accessories that has versatility with it; jewelries that offer the best of not just two worlds but a lot of worlds.
 
Since Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world’s first cultured pearl, Mikimoto, the brand, has been dedicated to presenting only the finest quality cultured pearls, including a collection that offers utmost adaptability and changeability.  With Mikimoto’s Pearls in Motion collection, the possibilities are unlimited. This unique and fun concept in jewelry design offers the versatility to wear Mikimoto cultured pearls in an infinite number of ways. The owner can place the cultured pearls wherever he or she like on the 18K gold chain, and voila, each pearl will remain in place due to Mikimoto’s exclusive mechanism. With Mikimoto’s Pearls in Motion collection, one can never get bored by always trying different styles, and most of all, one can stay relevant by adapting to design trends over the years.
 
Come see it at Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem. 
 
 

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