Mikimoto Pearl Company also shines in this category, releasing their own uniquely themed High Jewelry Collection each year. For 2023, the theme is “High Praise to the Sea”; much of this collection features ultra-fine saltwater Akoya pearls, diamonds and precious gemstones in hues of blue, green and purple. The necklace above doesn’t even have a price tag yet, but we bet it will end up being over a million when all is said and done!
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Now that we’re done oohing and aahhing over Yoko London and Mikimoto’s couture designs (and honestly we could talk about them almost all day!), the truth is that the vast majority of pearl jewelry buyers are not going to be in the market for something as extravagant as this. For starters, where would you even wear it??
Most buyers looking for the best pearl necklace in the “Showstopper” category really are looking for large, luxury pearls - usually without all the extras that make the jewelry only wearable during Red Carpet or Black Tie events … Pearls are meant to be worn as often as possible, not stored away only to be seen once every few years at just the right event!
If you are looking for a luxuriously large, show stopping strand of pearls, this means looking at South Sea pearls. The best place to find a well-priced, high quality strand of South Sea pearls is at a specialty retailer with years of experience in evaluating and selecting gems for their inventory.
While Pearls of Joy does not offer the ostentatious pearl and diamond couture of Mikimoto, our founder and CEO Kevin Canning travels to pearl farms and auctions around the world each year selecting from the very finest pearls he can find, starting in the low thousands, not pie-in-the-sky money.