DEAR SIR/MADAM,COULD YOU PLS ADVISE ESTIMATE PRICE OF SCHOEFFEL CULTURED PEARL NECKLACE, FRESHWATER, 15 - 17 mm, 21 PCS, BAROQUE, WHITETHANK YOU IN ADVANCE
Hi! My name is XXXXX XXXXX X am pleased to assist you. Based on a review of current recorded and documented sales of similar items in the past year and your description, the current market value is estimated to be from $150 to $200. Here is a typical example, similar: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-loose-strand-Schoeffel-Genuine-Japan-freshwater-Biwa-cultured-pearl-side-drill-/130728974057?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e700dd6e9
Potential sales venues would be local listings on Craigslist.org, eBay.com, Rubylane.com or etsy.com , consignment to a local collector shop or inclusion in a local estate sale as an add-on.-
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Dear Will, This is what you found in low-end jewelry stores and most TV shopping networks, but not mentioned the highest level of scale where pearl must have at least .45mm of nacre surrounding the nucleus. This is considered extremely thick. The average 'jewelry' quality nacre thickness is closer to .3mm - so, could you pls advise price of such quality?
Sorry, but on the private seller market, I strongly feel that is the current value range--in a retail jewelry setting, where prices are often adjusted upwards to 600%, they would be much more...perhaps to the $1,200 range. But from the perspective of a private party seller on the secondary market, in this economy, $200 could be a push, sorry....but I do hope, for your sake, I am totally off target. Just a few weeks ago I purchased a full and fine set of Mikimoto 9.5mm x 10mm "A" quality 16"Japanese Akoya cultured pearls in necklace form (retail premium jewelry store price, about $27,000) that was discounted to $5,600...the markup is HUGE. And the clasp on mine was 18k gold...basically, in most situations on the secondary market you can reduce the advertised retail by about 70%...and in some markets, like eBay, up to 85%....wish I could tell you otherwise, but that is of no real service to you. Best, Will
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