Do Mikimoto pearls hold their value?

Do Mikimoto pearls hold their value?

Miki’s retain value based on the condition of the pearls, having the original clasp, box and paperwork. Buying pearls as an investment isn’t the best choice. Probably natural pearls retain their value best over time.

Are Mikimoto pearls still available?

Today, flagship Mikimoto locations can be found in major cities all over the world, but you do not need to go to Rodeo Drive to purchase pearls from Mikimoto (although I can tell you it is quite the experience and I would recommend it to anybody!).

Is Mikimoto a luxury brand?

Mikimoto is an international luxury company, recognized as the first producer of cultured pearl jewelry. The worldwide brand is known for its superior craftsmanship, design and strict quality control.

Is Mikimoto pearls cheaper in Japan?

Thanks! I found the Mikimoto prices in Japan to be cheaper than the Mikimoto prices in Hong Kong, if that’s any indication. I think the prices in Japan were about 10% to 15% cheaper? The Mikimoto pearls are beautiful, but bear in mind though that you will be paying extra for the brand.

How can you tell if Mikimoto is real?

2) Look for the trademark M Within the clasp of any Mikimoto necklace, bracelet or earring set, there should be the trademark M for Mikimoto engraved into it. There should also be either a silver or gold mark underneath the M. The silver marks vary from S, SL, Sterling, Silver, 950.

Is Mikimoto cheaper in Japan?

Remember you can get 5% tax refund in Japan on purchases above 10,000 Yen and with a high value, the refund can be meaningful. Thanks! I found the Mikimoto prices in Japan to be cheaper than the Mikimoto prices in Hong Kong, if that’s any indication.

Are Mikimoto pearls rare?

Mikimoto grades their pearls: A, A+, AA and AAA Quality, which is their highest/best pearl grade. Their AAA Quality Akoya are so rare, and so expensive, that there are only one or two strands produced each year.

What are the grades of Mikimoto pearls?

There are four Mikimoto grades: A, A+, AA and AAA, with AAA being the highest quality. There are also four sub-grades: A1, A+1, AA1 and AAA1. The “1” represents a slightly more blemished surface.

Are Mikimoto pearls cheaper in Japan?

Are Akoya pearls the same as Mikimoto pearls?

Only the Akoya cultured pearls with the highest quality and luster can be bestowed with the name “Mikimoto Pearl.”

What color of pearls are the most valuable?

The larger size makes South Sea pearls and black pearls the most valuable type of pearl. On Mikimoto’s website, this strand of South Sea cultured pearls is selling for $32,000. The other notable difference between pearl types is the color.

Where does Tiffany get their pearls?

Farmed off the coastal shores of Australia, Tahiti and the Philippines, these luminous pearls are the largest and rarest of all pearls and can occur as white, black or golden.

Do pearls have resale value?

Pearls with particular brand names will also retain (and even increase) their value over the years; vintage Mikimoto Akoya pearls that still have their original clasp, box and papers to establish provenance are very highly sought after today and continue to fetch premium resale values.