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Tahitian pearls - Vendor vs. IRL pictures

MiriamS

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Thank you for your kind comments CMD2014 and marionberry. Yesterday I cut apart the round strand and restrung it in a different sequence. It took me three tries but I love it even more now.
Marionberry I will be watching for pictures of the keshi and tourmaline earrings. The colors!
 

marionberry

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Oh, nice! I'd love to see the restrung strand! Personally, I am dreaming of a colour and size graded round Tahitian strand...
 

mtsapphirelovingannie

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Earlier this summer I bought a strand from PurePearls. They were described as very dark charcoal grey to near-true black body colors with cherry and peacock overtones. They were listed as true round and AA+. I'll post two pictures from PurePearls and two that I took. I had PurePearls modify the necklace and the last picture has 10 white pearls.

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cmd2014

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These are my new Tahitians from American Pearl. They’re 12 - 14.3 mm multicolor pastels. Top is their pictures from the website. Bottom are my pictures. They were fantastic. I had bought a *much* less expensive strand in one of their flash sales. But it was double sold, so they offered me this strand (selling for twice the price) for the price of the original strand. I love it!

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canuk-gal

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These are my new Tahitians from American Pearl. They’re 12 - 14.3 mm multicolor pastels. Top is their pictures from the website. Bottom are my pictures. They were fantastic. I had bought a *much* less expensive strand in one of their flash sales. But it was double sold, so they offered me this strand (selling for twice the price) for the price of the original strand. I love it!

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FEE88A91-E507-4832-B45E-2D30532C242C.jpeg 9C633980-7940-4303-A209-24964FADD730.jpeg 8C03D98F-0FD8-4D11-8726-5DAAE10D7EA0.jpeg 0B4A9DB6-401E-4DFF-B797-C21D428393FE.jpeg


What's not to love? Gorgeous pearls at a great price! They look great on you.:appl:

cheers--Sharon
 

rocks

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9-11mm near round/oval multicoloured Tahitians from Cees at Amsterdam Pearls!

Cees' photos:
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My photos - taken in the office.

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And outside on a cloudy day

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Indoors, natural filtered light only

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Silly question. How does one buy from Amsterdam pearls? I found their site, but no option to buy.

Thanks.
 

pearlsngems

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I emailed Cees using the email address listed on the website: [email protected]

If you are on Instagram or Facebook you can contact him there (Cees Van Oije).
 

rocks

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Thank you!
 

katbran

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Beautiful pearls !! And excellent customer service the way they handled the double sale.
 

MakingTheGrade

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Asked Andrew of Moline Pearls to find me a cream of the crop Tahitian as an accent to my bracelet.

Vendor:
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Mine

Mixed indoor and indirect daylight
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Indoor nighttime on cat: 790041 790039

Direct Daylight:
789002 Indirect daylight by window: 788935
 

higanbanya

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Asked Andrew of Moline Pearls to find me a cream of the crop Tahitian as an accent to my bracelet.

Vendor:
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Mine

Mixed indoor and indirect daylight
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Indoor nighttime on cat: 99966022-4308-4FF8-99E3-FE4DED3AF63F.jpeg 49F8AD13-ADE6-448C-B699-C0742E6112A7.jpeg

Direct Daylight:
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Omg swoooooonn! Absolutely love both the pearls and cat! :kiss2:
 

katbran

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oooooh That clasp ! Gimme gimme gimmeeeeee!
 

katbran

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Love those circles !!!
 

Catmom

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Kamoka's Pic:

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My pics which are very close to Kamoka's pics:

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katbran

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such a pretty pearl !
 

BoonGrrl

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I am surprised by the difference between IRL and online markepltplace photos. Here is my latest purchase from POJ 20230718_105728.jpg Screenshot_20230712_082859_Chrome.jpg
 

NY_Resonant

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I am surprised by the difference between IRL and online markepltplace photos. Here is my latest purchase from POJ 20230718_105728.jpg Screenshot_20230712_082859_Chrome.jpg

I would be shocked if the necklace you got is exactly the one shown in that picture. The picture clearly has one blue-ish pearl being largest in the bottom of the necklace, with a very distinctive yellow/green pearl 2 to the right of it.

In your photo, the blue-ish pearl in the bottom does not appear to be the largest and the pearl 2 to the right of it is brown — the yellow/green is 3 to the right in your strand.

With that said, the more important question is are you happy with your necklace and is it worth what you paid for it to you? If yes, enjoy it! If not, return it.
 
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pearlsngems

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I am surprised by the difference between IRL and online markepltplace photos. Here is my latest purchase from POJ 20230718_105728.jpg Screenshot_20230712_082859_Chrome.jpg

The very same necklace listing still appears on the POJ website, so I don't think you got the one pictured.

I notice the listing does not state that you will receive the very strand that is in the picture. But Tahitian multicolored necklaces are so distinctive that it is logical for buyers to assume they will receive the very one pictured, rather than one with similar colors and sizes. Therefore I find the listing misleading.

If you don't love it, return it. That is waaay too much to spend on something you don't love.
 
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