It’s been 125 years since Kokichi Mikimoto, founder of Japan’s representative jeweller, became the first in the world to successfully culture a pearl. To commemorate such a remarkable history, the jeweller is hosting a Mikimoto 125th anniversary high jewellery exhibition at the ifc mall in Hong Kong, where exquisite jewellery pieces such as the legendary 1937 ‘Yaguruma’ sash clip, the new Yaguruma-inspired high jewellery creations, the Les Pétales Place Vendôme collection and the Praise to Nature collection are currently on display.
From now through 6 May, visitors at the exhibition will be able to enjoy pearl-shaped candies while appreciating the meticulous craftsmanship presented throughout these elegant jewellery pieces. An instant photo printing service is also available, through which visitors can print a photo published on their Instagram account, along with the hashtag #mikimoto125th. What’s more, any purchase made in Mikimoto’s ifc store will include a complimentary bottle of Mikimoto champagne from the vending machine located within the exhibition space.
Marking the launch of this special pop-up exhibition, Mikimoto hosted an exclusive launch party last night, where VIP guests were joined by celebrities such as Louis Koo, Jessisa Hsuan, Ali Lee, Rosina Lam and Ankie Beilke for a special toast. Click ahead for photos from the occasion.