The Mikimoto 2016 collection features a women captured in real moments, her allure building as she’s portrayed in a range of scenarios, from the cosmopolitan and kinetic to the personal and romantic. The pearls she wears seem inseparable from the woman herself— perfectly suited for the lifestyle of luxury, beauty, and grace that she cultivates. South Sea and Akoya cultured pearls are featured throughout and complimented by one-of-a-kind sapphire and diamond jewelry.

The opulent South Sea golden pearls are produced by the golden-lipped oyster. Harvested in sizes of 9mm and up, their warm, natural golden color is said to be rarer than gold itself. The color palette ranges from light champagne to a very rare, deep gold. This oyster species can also produce richly luminescent white pearls, but the deeper golden colors are the most coveted of all pearls.

Prized for their brilliant luster and rich color, Akoya pearls are a traditional symbol of elegance and beauty. Produced by Japan’s Akoya oysters, they are the most popular of all pearl types. Depending on the size of the oyster, they grow from 3-10mm.