by vintageloves » Dec 5, 2018 I bought two items from the Pearl Paradise black friday sale, and now that they have arrived I'm lukewarm about both. I'm thinking of returning, but I don't know much about pearls. Maybe I'm being unreasonable. The first is a pair of elastic freshwater bracelets. I hate putting on bracelets, so I was intrigued by the elastic, even though I think they are a bit over priced ($150 for the pair). One is supposed to be lavender and the other multi color. The lavender is very subtle, more of a pink color, really. With the multi color, I have a hard time telling many of the pearls apart. They are more saturated in the picture than in real life. The second is a tahitian pearl on a gold chain. I was super excited about this one, because I have never seen a tahitian in person and thought it would be a very special wearable piece, but when I opened it up I was so underwhelmed. The chain was supposed to be adjustable at 16 and 18 inches, but is just 16 inches, which disappears into the collar of many of my shirts. The pearl is a medium steel grey color. I thought it would be blackish with green and purple undertones from the pictures Pearl Paradise used for the item, but again I don't know much about pearls. It seems kind of flat and lifeless to me. If I knew it would be just a grey pearl I would have gotten the white chain; it doesn't look good with the yellow gold. I apologize for the crappy cell phone pics. So the combined price on these was about $450, and I'm just not thinking I got my money's worth. What do you guys think about the color of these pearls? Are they on point and I just have unreasonable expectations? I had heard great things about Pearl Paradise online, but I'm not impressed.