For those who have long been fans of designer and gemologist Emiko Miyazawa’s fine jewelry line, M33Ms (m33ms.com), the opening of her atelier-cum-boutique, MISÉ, was a welcome peek into her stylish world. Her brand will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, and during that time she has built a cult following for her sleek and modern aesthetic mixed with fictional design and a nod to eras past. The same can be said for MISÉ, a literal jewel-box of a store in the Mo‘ili‘ili district of Honolulu that she opened during the pandemic. It started as a private shopping event and has evolved into a by-appointment retail space that showcases both her own designs as well as those of other jewelers whose work she admires, along with vintage glass- and barware and unusual objets d’art. “I would describe my curation aesthetic to be a jeweler’s cabinet of curiosities,” says Miyazawa, “a playful balance of old and new objects that tell a story or represent my values as a maker.” Some standouts include hand-engraved knives by award-winning goldsmith Jason Dow, local jewelry brand Yumono’s popular earrings and artwork on display by up-and-coming Hawai‘i artists.
M33Ms jewelry designer Emiko Miyazawa PHOTO BY IJFKE RIDGLEY