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.Continue Reading
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
Pink gemstones include morganite, pearls and rubellite. Morganite can be a subtle or bold shade of pink. Pearls are available in soft pink, and rubellite is a combination of vivid pink and ruby shades.Full Answer >
Most pearl size charts include pearls ranging in size from 5 or 6 millimeters up to 13 millimeters and as high as 18 to 20 millimeters. Pearl size charts reflect the diameter of a pearl measured in millimeters, perpendicular to the drill hole.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 >
To clean yellowed cultured pearls, use a soft damp cloth and use pearl cleaner. Other jewelry cleaners and liquid soap can damage pearls further.Full Answer >