- Jun 6, 2018
Does anyone know Valentina Herman? She's an eBay estate jewelry seller and she had quite a few Mikimoto estate pieces. Her eBay handle is zagadka56.
Here are her pearl listings:
She has a lot of private feedback, presumably for her pricey items. https://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayIS...dka56&ftab=FeedbackAsSeller&searchInterval=30
I tried a seller search and had no luck. Could you please give a link to one of her pieces?
Did Mikimoto have a photo of the strand on their certificates? None of these seem to, but maybe they don't usually? So many of her strands are REALLY large size pearls? Also the photos show extremely bright luster yet the certificates say "Good"? Is this as expected and usual for Mikimoto? Something feels "off" but maybe I'm just cautious, especially with these sums of money ... yikes. I agree with Pearl Dreams, I couldn't do it via eBay. One might think if she was expert enough to collect these level strands, she'd be selling them via Diamond Bistro, Ruby Lane, Lang Antiques etc. ???
I also found it interesting that she has a "garden business" selling rare-ish plants, and makes no mention of illness on those posts. I understand someone needing to urgently raise money, but someone sophisticated and knowledgeable to have acquired this collection would have better ways to dispose of it if needed ?
I really don't know; and am far from a Miki expert. There are others here who know far more than I. It is possible this poor lady is really ill, not thinking clearly, and desperate; I just don't know. For me, that's the point, I just don't know and too much risk for me. Certainly others may judge their risk differently