Happy New Year 2014!
Japanese Yen is getting weak against US$ and Euro last year. So demand of Japanese Akoya pearls has been going up since then.
Also Japanese stock market has been going up. So consumer mind has been better here in Japan. Sales of Jewelry and accessory are going up.
2013 was good year for pearl business and we predict it keeps this year too.
Problem is that price of new pearl crop is going up so far.
Particularly under 7mm. and fine quality in all sizes are up.
Inflation is coming to pearl business either.