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 »

Mikimoto pearl jewelry always has a small symbol of an oyster stamped on the metal pieces. The name may also be engraved on the piece. More »

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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. 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 »

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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 »

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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 »