Ocean queen gets revamp

Forget the perception of a string of pearls as a timeless piece of jewellery epitomised by Gabrielle Chanel and grandmothers around the world.

Wednesday, 25 April, 2012, 12:00am

Melanie Georgacopoulos

Who started it? Half French and half Greek, Melanie Georgacopoulos gained a master of arts degree in jewellery design at the Royal College of Art in London. During a much-travelled youth, she absorbed the artwork, monuments and architecture of Athens and other historic cities across Europe.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pearls of wisdom

When it comes to classic jewellery, no piece says more about the wearer than the understated pearl choker. A strand of pearls states exactly what the well-coiffed woman wants you to know, but nothing else. Unlike a multi-carat diamond, it neither speaks loudly nor delves into the wearer's personal life.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Celebrities turn out to celebrate pearls at photo exhibition

Kokichi Mikimoto, the late founder of his eponymous Japanese pearl company, had a vision: to adorn every woman with pearls.

That dream came closer on Tuesday night at the opening of the brand's photo exhibition, which features six celebrities - Michelle Li, Ella Koon, Kathy Chow, Audrey Ai, Valerie Chow, and Anna Ho - wearing the pearls.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Birds of a feather flock together

With spring in full swing, the theme this season is about having an outdoor garden party, with collections featuring glittering designs of birds, flowers and leaves.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Out shopping

Turn up the heat

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Tahitian treasures offer a touch of mystery

Black South Sea pearls have a certain edgy and mysterious look because of their iridescent metallic sheen and darker colour. Despite their name, the pearls, also known as Tahitian pearls, are available in a broad array of colours, including dark greenish black, silvery grey, light purple and yellow.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the Jewellery Special Report published on November 18 on Page 4, the photo of Joyce Tong, assistant marketing manager of Mikimoto Pearl Jewellery (HK), was incorrect. The correct photo is displayed here.

21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Don't lose that lustre

Diamonds, pearls and fine jewels are often passed on through families for generations but these treasured pieces require meticulous and constant care in order to keep them in top shape.

'It is most important to take care of jewels to prevent them from oxidising, which can lead to change of colour and other damages,' a spokesman for Spanish jewellery company ARTC said.

18 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Sparkle with all colours of the rainbow

Playing with the subtle but colourful overtones exhibited by South Sea pearls, jewellery designers have paired this unique organic gem with a host of different coloured stones.

18 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Pearls from The brine

What to know when shopping for pearls

18 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Sparkling week for HK as hotel hosts shiny display of recession-busting bling

Coinciding with the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair at the AsiaWorld-Expo and the Convention and Exhibition Centre, even more bling is on display this week at the Conrad Hotel's ballroom courtesy of the Asia-Pacific jewellery and watch magazine Solitaire.

24 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

The world's their oyster

Paspaley's private wine-tasting

Where: Paspaley's boutique, The Galleria

When: December 2

What: Australian pearl company Paspaley celebrated the holiday season with an exclusive wine-tasting. For eye candy, there were sparkling gems from the brand's latest collections Ribbon and Paradis.

9 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Pearl of a birthday bash

Mikimoto's 150th Anniversary party

Where: Inagiku restaurant

When: November 13

What: A party and show were held to celebrate the 150th birthday of Kokichi Mikimoto, the Japanese pearl entrepreneur who went on to establish the internationally renowned Mikimoto pearl jewellery stores.

12 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

A cultured celebration

Mikimoto This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Kokichi Mikimoto, the founder of the Japanese jeweller. The company has designed 10 lavish pieces featuring akoya pearls, white-lipped oyster pearls and black-lipped oyster pearls. The ethereal beauty of the pearls is enhanced by precious and semi-precious stones and 18-carat gold.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am