- Apr 10, 2017
Mikimoto won't ship directly to you from Japan, but they may well ship to one of their other boutiques in the US, who could ship to you. This, from my understanding, is quite common.@amoline Thank you so much for taking the time! Excellent sleuthing too! They look wonderful and at less than 1/10 the price!
The Japanese website did say in fine print “We apologize for the inconvenience, but items can only be shipped to addresses in Japan.”
But I just sent them an inquiry online to see if there is anyway I can order them or if a US retailer happens to carry this particular item.
Thank you again for all your help and encouragement! It’s very touching that someone online would take the time to help a stranger out so; I’m very grateful for your kindness!
Hey @Grymera, can you share the name of the Ebay vendor? I'd love to put them on my watch list. Thanks!I'd buy the originals-- they're exquisite! When it comes to designer jewelry, I can almost always find a piece secondhand if I am diligent in my ebay alerts and searching secondhand sites. I found one from the same line/collection(?) for $5k, recently sold (could have been less than that, too, the past sale price doesn't reflect any coupon codes used). The other option is to look and see if any brick and mortar jewelry stores have it in stock, and negotiate with them directly. For example, I know of one boutique on the east coast that regularly posts their Kwiat/Erika Winters/other designer pieces on ebay and accepts offers on them if they've been sitting for a year plus.
Thanks! This is very helpful.Hey @RunningwithScissors, what works for me is to set it up as a saved search, basically when you search for an item on ebay, refine it until you're happy with how it's set up (so mine might be "Mikimoto vendome pearl earrings" and category = Fine Jewelry) you can then click and make it a saved search. In your profile settings, you can set up an email alert for when new items are listed that match the item. I have some alerts I set up years ago that I get hits on, and they make it so you can find an awesome deal. It's not one seller in particular, I buy from all kinds on eBay.
Hi, I just got a new pair of Tahitians that I shared in the show me the pearls thread. Have not yet gotten the mikimoto ones (but the ones in the Etsy link above look nice! I’ll likely wait until jewelry stores reopen so I can buy but also verify my purchases).Did you get any earrings like you wanted?