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M33Ms launches YWCA pendants

July 1st, 2014
 PHOTOS COURTESY M33MSNEW JEWELRY DESIGNS BY M33M'S EMIKO MIYAZAWA, INCLUDING THIS WAX SEAL MEDALLION, WILL BENEFIT YWCA OF O'AHU.

PHOTOS COURTESY M33MS

NEW JEWELRY DESIGNS BY M33M'S EMIKO MIYAZAWA, INCLUDING THIS WAX SEAL MEDALLION, WILL BENEFIT YWCA OF O'AHU.

M33Ms Designs Emiko Miyazawa unveiled her newest collection of pendants designed exclusively for the YWCA of O‘ahu on Wednesday.

Inspired by YWCA Laniākea pioneering architect Julia Morgan’s work and the women of the YWCA, the designer has created two exclusive pendants for the organization. Proceeds from pendant sales will benefit YWCA of O‘ahu community programs.

DETAIL OF WAX SEAL MEDALLION SHOWN AT TOP.

DETAIL OF WAX SEAL MEDALLION SHOWN AT TOP.

STERLING SILVER TRI PENDANT, SHOWN WITH OTHER STERLING PIECES BY M33MS DESIGNER EMIKO MIYAZAWA.

STERLING SILVER TRI PENDANT, SHOWN WITH OTHER STERLING PIECES BY M33MS DESIGNER EMIKO MIYAZAWA.

The designer approaches each piece as a wearable piece of art, drawing inspiration from her eclectic array of interests, from architecture and industrial hardware to nature, Art Deco and Art Nouveau. The meshing of Japanese and American cultures is another constant influence, seen in a juxtaposition of clean lines and elegant restraint, with a sense of boldness and edge.

Miyazawa's Wax Seal Medallion is a sterling silver necklace that can be worn at two different lengths. The flower chosen for the pendant can be seen on the carved entrance doors at Laniākea. Miyazawa said she felt it was symbolic of the YWCA women, who protect, empower and welcome with open arms. The medallions are one of a kind, individually hand-stamped and made so no two are the same.

The handmade YWCA of O‘ahu solid silver Tri Pendant design was chosen because it echoes the columns in Laniākea's open-air courtyard. Every piece is handmade and hand-stamped with YWCA, and hangs on an 18-inch sterling silver bead chain.

The pendants start at $100.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print appears on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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