I don't know where to post this, but I'm SUPER excited to have made an appointment to visit a Mikimoto boutique this coming week. Eeeeeee....I can hardly wait!
Just sharing my giddiness.
Ooooh. Can’t wait for your thoughts!!!!
Do you have any specific pieces that you want to look at?
YOU are a PSer who will really appreciate the various akoya grades, I’m sure of it!!
Encouraging i find all the young (high) school girls who wear pearl studs around here
sorry if i may have mentioned it before but im a pearl watcher
I wonder if its one of the few styles allowed in their school's unicorn policy
I currently own a smaller pair of Miki Akoya AAA studs, but they just don't wow me, even though their luster is gorgeous. I want to see if larger AAA studs get me more excited. I love pearls, I love the idea of pearl studs, so I would like to find some that really knock my socks off.
This is going to sound odd, but I actually like my Tiffany studs better because they are whiter in color and this subtle color difference makes them show up against my skin better. My skin is pink and very similar in color to the Mikis. The Mikis are better pearls, they have a slightly better luster, but only slightly. The Tiffs give them a run for their money! (And I'm not usually a Tiffany fan.)
I also would like to see several different pairs of Miki studs next to each other to see if there is any color variation. I'm wondering if I just happened to own a pair of pink-er pearl studs and there are whiter ones out there.
Actually I'm more of a black pearl girl. I like the almost racy look to them, and they really pop against my coloring. I'd like to try on different sizes of their black south sea studs to see what the best size works best for my ears.
You’re light-skinned and fair-haired - I can totally see black pearls looking so striking on you
I know that Miki does have a range of pink-ness... But the Japanese preference is for strongly pinked pearls and I do think that carries over, even across the ocean. If you do find that you have a strong preference for minimally pink pearls perhaps white south seas would be another option?
Tiffany has some really really nice pearls, though. I can’t ever knock Tiffany!
Yes, I'd love to look at some of Miki white south sea dangle earrings. I want a pair that has presence but minimal bling/diamonds so they can be worn during the day in less formal settings.
Did you watch the series "Atlantic Crossing?" Its based on a true story about Crown Princess Martha of Norway coming to the US to keep her children safe during WWII. Anyway, its a great series to watch if you love pearl jewelry, and it really stoked up my desire for a day-wear pair of pearl dangles!
Kyle MacLachlan and Sofia Helin star in a drama based on the World War II relationship of Franklin Roosevelt and Norwegian Crown Princess Martha.www.pbs.org
Some pearl eye candy from the series: