Hello Kitty Celebrates 40 Years With A Mikimoto Collection


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At 40-years old Hello Kitty maybe a middle aged kitty, but she refuses to get tied to a number. In fact her life begins at forty with a big bash thrown in her honor by two of Japan’s well-known brands. The adorable white cat, we always see dressed in baby pink and a big bow celebrates her birthday with a jewelry collection of almost 20 pieces. The collection is a collaboration between Hello Kitty parent company and the luxury jeweler Mikimoto.

The centerpiece of the collection is the Mikimoto x Hello Kitty tiara, which is a one-off item and not for sale will be used to showcase Mikimoto’s craftsmanship. Its elaborate design features a Hello Kitty shaped entirely from diamonds including her face from oval-cut diamond, claws for the whiskers and ears from a pair of trilliant-cut diamonds. Two strawberry-shaped lockets reveal portraits of Kitty and her darling partner, Daniel. Hello Kitty Mikimoto 2


In addition to Kitty her twin sister Mimmy also get to celebrate the 40th birthday. Mimmy’s yellow ribbon is featured in necklaces and earrings.

A collection of pendants, earrings and necklaces with ribbons in blue, the store’s signature colour, has also been designed for Colette in Paris. With a fan base that runs into millions, these exquisite pieces are destined to become collector’s items for Hello Kitty lovers all over the world.

Mikimoto x Hello Kitty choker necklace featuring Akoya pearls, rubies for Hello Kitty’s bow, onyx for her eyes, and diamonds for the stars. Hello Kitty Mikimoto 4

Mikimoto x Hello Kitty hair jewelry featuring Akoya pearls, rubies, diamonds and onyx. Hello Kitty Mikimoto 6

Mikimoto x Hello Kitty earrings with Akoya pearls, rubies, diamonds and onyx. Hello Kitty Mikimoto 5

Brooches from the Mikimoto x Hello Kitty collection on display at Colette in Paris for the launch. Hello Kitty Mikimoto 11

Hello Kitty strikes a pose with a model wearing the Hello Kitty tiara at the Mikimoto x Hello Kitty launch event at Mikimoto’s flagship boutique in Tokyo. Hello Kitty Mikimoto 8

The model changed into the Mikimoto x Hello Kitty pearl necklace and hair jewelry. Hello Kitty Mikimoto 9

Mikimoto x Hello Kitty Akoya pearl necklace, with rubies tracing Hello Kitty’s ribbon, onyx for her eyes and diamonds for stars. Hello Kitty Mikimoto 3

Mikimoto and Hello Kitty take centre stage at the launch of the Mikimoto x Hello Kitty collection at Colette in Paris. Hello Kitty Mikimoto 10



Source: The Jewellery Editor