Pearls

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Concordia, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. SoCal2NYC

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    Aren't most pearls cultured now?

    Do they even sell quality natural pearls anymore?

    Yes, and yes. Natural pearls are incredibly rare though, and are incredibly expensive.
     
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    A strand of natural 12mm South Sea from a non-designer house could easily cost you $50-$90k.
     
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    I got a necklace and earring set of Keshi Pink for my gf last Christmas. Not an easy find, my mom actually found them for me in Lisbon. They weren't as expensive as I expected though. She doesn't care for plain white pearls, they wash out with her very light skin tone. I also bought Mikimoto Tahitian pearls the year before that, and the quality and look is top notch. I thought their white pearls were nice too.
     
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    Edit: From what I can tell, these are not so easy to find and the price range may be higher that what you gave. I will certainly be interested in looking at them if I can find a pair.
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure they cost much more than that. SoCal, where did you get that price range from?
    I got a necklace and earring set of Keshi Pink for my gf last Christmas. Not an easy find, my mom actually found them for me in Lisbon. They weren't as expensive as I expected though.
    Keshi's can vary quite a bit in price as well, for the same reasons that regular pearl prices will vary.
     
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    If it was me picking out pearls for someone, I'd go with the smaller South Seas or Akoyas, in a natural color that would be suited to the person's skin tone.

    I'm also sending you a PM in moment.
     
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    I was talking about $50,000-$90,000 for a necklace.
     
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    I was talking about $50,000-$90,000 for a necklace.

    holy shit.
     
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    Necro posting because I am interested in the same subject. i wonder what Concordia did.

    I recently went to buy some pearl earrings for my daughter. A quick comparison showed me that the difference between Mikimoto and ordinary stuff is huge. The Mikimoto pearls are brighter and whiter and have more lustre. The difference to a goombah like me is obvious when you are looking for it. I was pretty amazed how obvious it is, even when worn, to women who know the difference. I didn't get to Tiffany, but the Mimimoto pearls were way nicer than the ones at Fortunoff.

    Now to my question. Anyone have similar advice or information on colored pearls. I have been told that I am now interested in buying blue pearl studs (maybe black or pink). Any advice.


    I too would be interested in more info on this.
     
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    Those sort of look like the bargain version of Baroque pearls, which I gather are even rarer.
     

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