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.

 

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Louis Koo and Jessica Hsuan

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Ali Lee

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Sherry Chan and Lily Li

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Ankie Beilke

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Eileen Tung

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Rosina Lam

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Jeffery Lai

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Heidi Chu

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Debuted at the 1937 Paris Expo, the legendary ‘Yaguruma’ sash clip is decorated with Akoya Cultured Pearl, diamonds, sapphires and emerald, and can be used in twelve interchangeable configurations, including brooches, rings, and hair ornaments.

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Necklace from the Praise to Nature collection

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From left: Yasuhiko Hashimoto (Managing Director of Mikimoto) and guests

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Brooch from the Praise to Nature collection

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Necklaces from the new Yaguruma-inpired high jewellery collection

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Ring from the Praise to Nature collection

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Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.