Playing Dress Up: Not Your Grandmother's Mikimoto Pearls

Author Janika Salazar
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Date Nov 19, 2015

Not Your Grandmother's Mikimoto Pearls
Mikimoto Tahitian Pearl Necklace (#PL0112), Mikimoto 18KY Pearl Necklace (#PL0089)

The other day I read a quote by Diane von Furstenberg which said, "I design for the woman who loves being a woman." It then occurred to me that in the fashion jewelry world, women ARE the inspiration. In fact, if you really think about it, the love for women is why the industry exists at all!

Especially when it comes to pearls. Kokichi Mikimoto was so inspired that he spent 20 years just to create the most beautifully cultured pearls to ever exist, just for a woman to wear. Now that’s a pretty long time if you ask me, however the end result has become the most luxuriously desired pearls in the world!
After my epiphany, I decided to analyse the Mikimoto Collection and found myself playing dress up. Pearls are not usually a gift known to purchase for yourself, however I just HAD to try on some of these amazing pieces.

I now have a love affair with them! I can tell you I felt just like Coco Chanel with her ‘ropes and ropes’ of pearls. Or Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex & the City Movie.

So now that you've seen me play dress up, it's your turn now to have some girl time and try on some breathtaking pearls for yourself! #StyleByJanika

Not Your Grandmother's Mikimoto Pearls
Above: Mikimoto Baroque South Sea Pearl Necklace (#PM0861), Mikimoto Black to White Fade Bracelet (#PB0535); Below: Mikimoto Pearls in Motion Chain Necklace (#PDP0439)

Not Your Grandmother's Mikimoto Pearls

Want to try some Mikimoto pearls on for yourself? Book an appointment with one of our fashion experts or visit any Long's store to get started!

Janika is an Aussie style seeker who calls Boston home, with a passion for traveling the world & following unique street styles from Sydney-London-Paris-New York. She's constantly seeking new inspirations from Pinterest and online blogs by fashion forward women who resist commercial looks. Working with Long's, allows Janika to incorporate a fresh perspective by adding fine jewelry to her own everyday looks.

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