Pearls are synonymous with marriage, love and romance, and add a timelessly elegant feel to your wedding ensemble. 

And before you go thinking they're old-fashioned or only great with vintage-inspired bridal looks, think again. 

 

As it celebrates its 125th anniversay, Mikimoto has also recently appointed Ürümqi actress Dilraba Dilmurat as its brand ambassador. The Chinese actress of Uyghur ethnicity is best known for her role in The Flame's Daughter and recently bagged the award for Best Actress for Webdramas at the 2018 Shanghai International Film & TV Festival. 

Single or double strands of pearls are classics. And then there are these gorgeous pieces by Japanese luxury jewellery brand MIKIMOTO that we've got our eye on - and they're definitely "something new" rather than something "old" or "borrowed". 

 

 

Giving luxurious White South Sea Cultured pearls a contemporary touch, The Mikimoto M collection is designed around the alphabet ‘M’, MIKIMOTO’s initial, and set with diamonds. Discreet, stylish and carrying a classic cool vibe, these are the pieces you'll want to wear with a modern wedding dress, and even after the big day. 

 

Or if you prefer a more feminine and glamorous approach, the MIKIMOTO Pétales Collection Les Pétales Place Vendôme with diamond-encrusted floral motifs is just right to luxe up a romantic wedding look. Its inspiration is wonderfully dreamy too - according to the jeweller: "Delicate rose petals that float in the air and then descend onto the elegant and glamourous Place Vendôme in Paris." 

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