Mikimoto ‘Bows’ down to elegance

By Amos Chin 2 July, 2024

Unveiled at Hôtel d’Évreux during Paris Haute Couture Week, The Bows, the latest high jewellery collection of Mikimoto, draws inspiration from its iconic ribbon motifs

Intrinsic to Mikimoto, ribbons have served as a muse to the Maison for years, appearing as a motif in sundry collections, including its latest high jewellery series: The Bows. This time, however, Mikimoto focuses on various forms of ribbons–reimagining them in contemporary forms that elevate classic styles to new heights.

At the heart of the collection is the 18K white gold necklace featuring Akoya cultured pearls, tourmaline, and diamonds. This piece is characterised by its lace-like pattern, with pearls and diamonds intertwined intricately around a central green tourmaline, forming the knot of a bow.

This necklace showcases an intricately woven lace-like pa]ern, intertwining pearls and diamonds, accentuated by a central green tourmaline as the knot of the bow. Photo by Mikimoto

Complementing this are the 18K white gold necklace and earrings, adorned with Akoya and white South Sea cultured pearls, tourmalines, morganites, spinels, pink sapphires, aquamarines, and diamonds. Drawing inspiration from the Rococo era, these pieces exhibit a delicate airiness and a play of soft, vibrant colours.

The combination of the ribbons’ airiness and delicately-toned gemstones takes inspiration from Rococo era jewellery. Photo by Mikimoto

Further enriching the collection, the 18K white gold body jewellery is a piece that pays homage to the detailed craftsmanship of Renaissance and Baroque dresses. It boasts a ribbon neckline framing the face, with strings of pearls cascading gracefully along the arms, capturing the fluidity of draped fabric. The collection also includes another 18K white gold necklace and earrings set, where Akoya cultured pearls and diamonds are interwoven to create a lace-like effect, enhancing the wearer’s allure with a captivating play of light.

The design accentuates the decollete and frames the face with its ribbon neckline, while delicate strings of pearls cascade along the arms, capturing the fluidity of draped fabric. Photo by Mikimoto

The pièce de résistance, a 18K white gold necklace with Akoya cultured pearls, tanzanites, sapphires, and diamonds stands out with its Art Deco influence. This statement-making piece combines geometric precision with the lavish brilliance of rose-cut diamonds, and its ribbon motif can be worn separately as a brooch, adding versatility to its opulent design.

Each piece reflects Mikimoto’s dedication to high-quality craftsmanship and innovative design, making them timeless treasures in the realm of high jewellery.