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 condi... More »

Determine the authenticity and value of pearls by conducting the tooth test and inspecting the color, surface thickness, luster, shape and size of the pearl as well as any blemishes. This process does not require any spe... More »

There are several ways to sell pearls, such as at an auction, through an online market, on a peer-to-peer auction site, at a dealer or at a pawnbroker. Selling at an auction is a method which offers the best profit retur... More » Beauty & Fashion Jewelry & Watches Precious Metals & Gems

Pearls come in two primary types: natural pearls that form unaided by humans and cultured pearls that humans cultivate with care. Cultured pearls fall into four main groups based on the type of water body and location. T... More » Beauty & Fashion Jewelry & Watches Precious Metals & Gems

To clean yellowed cultured pearls, use a soft damp cloth and use pearl cleaner. Other jewelry cleaners and liquid soap can damage pearls further. More »

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. More »

To clean yellowed cultured pearls, gently immerse and swirl the pearls in either a jewelry cleaner specifically made for use with pearls or warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse the pearls carefully, and lay them to dry... More »