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Koji comes to Karats in Vail

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
HL Koji, Pearl Artist DT 12-18-08

VAIL, Colorado ” Longtime Vail jewelry store, Karats, will host pearl expert, Koji Kawamoto, in-store with his massive collection of pearls this weekend. Kawamoto’s collection consists of an extensive variety of pearls with prices to fit every budget.

“This is a rare opportunity to view such an exceptionally large and fine collection,” said Dan Telleen, owner of Karats.

Kawamoto is pearl specialist living in New York and Japan. Karats carries pearls from Kawamoto year-round, but this weekend there will be a extensive selection of pearls, as well as finished pearl jewelry in yellow and white gold.

Kawamoto says he is bringing “something for everyone” from Australian South Sea whites, Tahitian blacks and golden pearls from the Philippines to an assortment of freshwater pearls from China in various colors, shapes and sizes.

The pearl extravaganza is today, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Karats is a working jewelry studio gallery and a Vail tradition since 1970. It is located in Vail Village at 122 E. Meadow Drive, just east of La Tour restaurant. Call 970-476-4760 for more information.

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