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Pearl Necklace

Discussion in 'Pearls' started by bzimmerman, May 27, 2010.

  1. bzimmerman
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    by bzimmerman » May 27, 2010
    The residents of pricescope gave me such great advice on choosing a diamond for my fiances engagement ring that I now am turning to the pearl experts on help with her wedding present.

    I am looking to get her a pearl necklace, and coming from knowing nothing about pearls and reading the forum I''ve found pearl paradise. I have currently been looking at the freshadama and akoya AA+ as they have been about in my price range. Are they even comparable. Also is it worth it to get the Akoya AAA? I haven''t looked in any B&M stores but I doubt if I could tell the difference and am generally distrustful of most sales people.

    Any guidance or other reputable dealers would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA
     
  2. Kaori Oku
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    by Kaori Oku » May 27, 2010
    Hi Tia,

    Mostly people here are liking the freshadama. I always like the akoya but I''m also Japanese and this is more popular for us. I did buy the one metallic pearls strand from PP and I really love that.

    I have also bought pearls from Museum Way Pearls.com and been really happy with that one too.
     
  3. cushioncutnut
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    by cushioncutnut » May 27, 2010
    I don''t have Freshadamas but those who have bought them thought they rivaled the akoyas. It is all about preferrence. You can start out with a lesser expensive strand of freshadamas and work your way into a more expensive strand of akoyas or even some gorgeous South Sea pearls........... A gal can never have enough pearls!!
     
  4. that_someone_special
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    by that_someone_special » May 27, 2010
    I like the freshadamas for first time buyers ;-)

    Honestly, that''s assuming the person you are giving pearls to, even like wearing them. I think giving someone a AAA Akoya strand that is never worn (and they probably don''t know the difference is a waste, which is why I usually recommend the freshadamas, and then moving up to a AAA Akoya strand, or South Sea... since those are a huge investment.

    just my opinion.
     

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