Mikimoto Art Deco Pearl Dress Clips
ABOUT THIS JEWELRY
Who knew that Mikimoto created original Art Deco jewels? Well, this comes from the website:
Kokichi Mikimoto sent skilled craftsmen to Europe to learn the latest design techniques and styles in jewelry, including Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Using the experience and knowledge they brought back from Europe, he spent decades blending traditional Japanese metalworking craftsmanship and European manufacturing techniques to create the distinctive Mikimoto style. Going beyond being the originator of cultured pearls, he succeeded in building the foundation for modern jewelry production in Japan.
Here we have a rare and striking example. Exuding the quintessential industrial architectural influence of the 1930s, these striking dress clips, masterfully executed in 14K white gold, feature gently graduated rows of five ultra-lustrous cultured pearls (of course!), are lavishly embellished by tiny seed pearls and are further accented with an expert bright cutting technique that effectively resembles tiny twinkling diamonds. Even the clip mechanisms on the backs are artfully conceived. These exceedingly rare and captivating collectibles each measure 1 3/8 by 7/8 inch.