Modern Mikimoto earrings start around a value of $300, while necklaces can cost upwards of $3,000. Vintage Mikimoto items in good quality have even higher values. The value of Mikimoto pearls depends on the age and condition of the pearls, as well as the type of jewelry.Know More
The value of a piece of pearl jewelry is also affected by the size and grade of the pearls as well as the other materials used in the item. For example as of September 2014, a pair of Mikimoto pearl earrings made of AA grade, 6-6.5 millimeter pearls retails for just over $480, while a pair of earrings made of AAA grade, 8 millimeter Mikimoto pearls is valued at over $2,500.
Mikimoto pearls rose to popularity in the early 20th century and are considered some of the highest-end pearls, which is why vintage Mikimoto pearls are so valuable.Learn more about Precious Metals & Gems
Simulated pearls are imitations of real pearls that are made to resemble the look and feel of a genuine pearl. These pearls are not real pearls that are formed naturally and found in mollusks or cultured.Full Answer >
To clean pearls, dissolve soap flakes in warm water, wet a soft cloth in the solution, and wipe the pearls clean. Wet a fresh cloth with plain warm water, and use it to rinse the pearls. Let the pearls air dry, and wrap them in a soft cloth before storing.Full Answer >
Baroque pearls are pearls that have an irregular shape. They tend to be non-symmetrical, coming in a wide array of shapes like ovoid, curved, pinch or lump shapes. They can also resemble a cross or stick shape.Full Answer >
On average, real pearls are valued between $300 and $1,500. The value of pearls depends on a number of factors including their color, size, luster, shape and variety.Full Answer >