What could possibly be better than a clutch of South Seas pearls? South Seas pearls filled with chocolate, natch. White South Sea (praline), Golden South Sea (yuzu), Akoya (gula melaka), Conch (laksa leaf lemongrass), Black South Sea (matcha).
And this door gift very likely would have cost the host of the MIKIMOTO flagship store first anniversary event the price of a string of satiny pearls. The classy anniversary party in ION Sky saw layers of socialites, the later the arrival, the more well-heeled perhaps. Make that better-necked. To show off the glimmer of nature’s miracle.
Mikimoto, non-pareil when it comes to pearls, dates from the turn of the 20th Century. When Kokichi Mikimoto perfected the culture of hemispherical pearls. He had met inventor Thomas Edison who said surely it was impossible…to produce perfectly round pearls.
You can ogle these treasures of the seas in Mikimoto’s three-stringed outlets here – Ion Orchard, Marina Bay Sands, Takashimaya. The prices may not be for the faint-hearted, more for the strong-walleted, but you are buying an item that is unique and precious. And the days of a single strand of lustrous pearls against a twin-set outfit are so over.
Today’s collection has come up to speed – it takes 200 days to cultivate, from oyster to perfect pearl – you’ll want to get your hands round a choker. Or bracelet. Or earrings. I just wanted to get my hands on a second box of those chocs.