These inspired-by-the ocean offerings bring the waves home
The delicate underwater ecosystem of the oceans is being compromised by pollution. The oyster is so fragile, even small levels of toxicity can cause havoc. Mikimoto is helping to combat these problems to ensure the production of its famous pearls. Its Sunset necklace features blue, pink and purple sapphires paired with white South Sea cultured pearls meant to emulate a rosy sunset over a spectacular blue sea. The necklace features 11.9-by-9 mm white South Sea cultured pearls, with a delicate cascade of 32.46-carat sapphires and 2.3-carat diamonds set in 18-karat white gold.
$187,000, Mikimoto, South Coast Plaza 714.424.5440 :: mikimotoamerica.com
Driftwood Succulent Planter
Most of us who wander along the shorelines hardly pay attention to the washed-up oddly shaped bits of wood. One local artist noticed the flamboyant and chaotic shapes of driftwood and produced these magnificent and original untreated creations planted with faux succulents. Perfect for an entryway, these statement pieces may be placed outdoors for entertaining. As in nature, sizes and shapes vary.
$600 to $4,500, Bliss Home & Design, 3321 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar 949.566.0380 :: blisshomeanddesign.com
La Mer Regenerating Serum
Taking a cue from the power and regeneration of our oceans, this age-fighter accelerates the skin’s renewal process to help trigger the natural production of collagen, elastin and other established youth proteins. Engineered with nutrient-rich marine plant stem cells and colloidal gold, this potent serum contains La Mer’s powers of transformation sourced from the sea. For the ocean to be healing it must be healthy, and La Mer has dedicated its energy to improving ocean conservation, donating more than $2.6 million since 2008.
$320, Bloomingdale’s, Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza :: bloomingdales.com