Mikimoto's popular semi-annual sale upon us once again. Like last season, the sale will take place at Soiffer-Haskin where prices were 40% to 70% off. Expect to find lots of south sea pearls and opera length strands. A majority of the jewelry usually retailer between $4,000 to $10,000. So, you do the math.
Remember to keep a discerning eye. If you find truly inexpensive jewelry it is because Mikimoto manufactures a collection of pearls for jewelry stores like Kay and other lower quality jewelry retailers.
Most jewelry collectors look forward to this sale. So try to go early but don't expect the Mikimoto royal treatment. One reader, from last season, commented that shopping for jewelry at Soiffer-Haskin is like going to a supermarket for diamonds. "I wish they could at least give out a jewelry box for my $2,300 (buy price) diamond and pearl pendant. Instead, it is in tiny zip lock bag and a cheap looking Mikimoto blue pouch in a typical Soiffer Haskin brown bag."
Hey, most women will take jewelry any way it comes: silver platter or paper bag. Thank you!
Mikimoto Sample Sale
Dates: Sat., Jan 16 to Wed., Jan. 20
Hours: Sat-Tues. 9am to 6:30pm, Wed 9am-4pm
Location: Soiffer-Haskin, 317 W 33rd St (@ 8th Ave); 718-747-1656
Details: CC only. All sales final. No exchanges. No returns. No strollers. No children under 12.