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Just got 8mm Mikimoto Pearl earrings. Too big?

mtran89

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I just got a pair of 8mm Mikomoto stud earrings. We were debating between the 7.5mm and 8mm and they didn’t let us try them on so it was hard to decide what size to go with. I ended up getting the larger size thinking that there is Pearl Shrinkage Syndrome similar to DSS.

Do you think 7.5 would have been better? I’m new to pearls so am unsure. Are larger or smaller ones dressier?

I am looking to add a classic size Mikomoto Pearl necklace as well in the future. Is it okay to have the earrings and necklace different sizes?

I’ve attached some photos for reference. I keep looking at them wondering if they are too big. Please excuse my messy hair.

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molinePDG

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They look very proportionate on you.

8-9mm typically is where most end up on the Akoya stud scale, so you chose well.

Usually, studs being about .5-1mm larger than an accompanying strand is what looks most complementary, but everyone is a little different of course. I, personally, would not recommend a strand significantly larger than an accompanying earring pair.

Enjoy your new piece!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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I just got a pair of 8mm Mikomoto stud earrings. We were debating between the 7.5mm and 8mm and they didn’t let us try them on so it was hard to decide what size to go with. I ended up getting the larger size thinking that there is Pearl Shrinkage Syndrome similar to DSS.

Do you think 7.5 would have been better? I’m new to pearls so am unsure. Are larger or smaller ones dressier?

I am looking to add a classic size Mikomoto Pearl necklace as well in the future. Is it okay to have the earrings and necklace different sizes?

I’ve attached some photos for reference. I keep looking at them wondering if they are too big. Please excuse my messy hair.

49B20EA2-D0E0-4FF6-A23F-CEB4C784CEB1.jpeg A269CA22-6119-4457-B673-A2612F9C9559.jpeg
542BED4B-E9A1-49AA-940E-BFF3561A1FE9.jpeg

Beautiful
Perfect size
yes pearl shrinkage is real !
Enjoy
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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They look very proportionate on you.

8-9mm typically is where most end up on the Akoya stud scale, so you chose well.

Usually, studs being about .5-1mm larger than an accompanying strand is what looks most complementary, but everyone is a little different of course. I, personally, would not recommend a strand significantly larger than an accompanying earring pair.

Enjoy your new piece!

Good to know
thank you
 

Pearlescence

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Thank you everyone for all your kind words!

I wasn’t used to how far the pearl sticks out on my ear.

But I feel much better now about the purchase. Thank you =)2

If you are concerned about how far the pearl sticks out - and yes, this can be an issue, rather than diameter, consider button pearls in future. You get the dome from the front but a flat base which sits closer to your ear. Cheaper too!
 

yssie

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Gorgeous!! And lovely on you - the perfect size!

And goodness, if your hair is messy then mine is irredeemable :bigsmile: You are beautifull!
 

strawrose

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I’m jealous of your earlobes. Mine are too small for 8 mm. It’s perfect on you!
 

Made in London

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They look perfect on you! I know what you mean about the pearls standing out from your ear but you will get used to it.All perfectly round pearl earrings do it.I was a bit put off at first, but now I love the look of mine=)2
 

MMtwo

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With the other ladies, I also think they look perfectly sized. I'm happy for you - they are lovely, classic earrings.
 

missy

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IMO they are the perfect size on you. Classic elegance and sophistication. Gorgeous. :love:
 
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