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[Source] 14-16mm South Sea Pearls


#1

Hello all,

I am looking for some basic pricing on large south sea
pearls in both black and white. I am looking for organic shapes, so
they do not have to be either perfectly round or oval. I would also
prefer pearls that have not been drilled. How much should one of
these pearls ideally cost? I have someone in NYC who is selling them
for $200 a piece, how does that sound. Also, if anyone knows good
sources that sell them, I would love to share that

Thanks again

Hannah
AZU, Inc
www.azustudio.com


#2
I have someone in NYC who is selling them for $200 a piece, how
does that sound. 

There is no possible way for someone to tell you if this is a good
price without actually seeing the product. Sure some single South
Seas go for $200 each. Some go for $50. Some go for $2000. There is a
vast difference in quality and color from pearl to pearl. It’s
impossible to guess without seeing the product. Anyone who tells you
otherwise doesn’t know a thing about it.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
1780 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-234-4392
www.spirerjewelers.com


#3

Hello Hannah,

there are many sources for south sea pearls, but for basic pricing
of up to 15mm you can check with Stuller.

Hope it helps.
Have a great day,
Hans
http://www.hansallwicher.com


#4

Hannah,

I’ve purchased cultured South Sea pearls from Anil Maloo at Baggins
Pearls for the past three years and have been very happy working
with them. Naturally, the size and quality of a pearl will determine
its pricing. You can learn more about pearl quality on the Baggins
web site: http://www.bagginspearls.com/. For organic shapes you might
consider the baroques, or go with the keshi pearl which is a
natural, seedless pearl that grows accidentally in the soft tissue of
a cultural pearl bearing mollusk.

Bonnie Cooper


#5

King Plutarcho has really nice pearls, I think they are in Los
Anglese area. Also Emiko Pearls Int. has nice pearls, I bought some
beautiful Keishi which are of course baroques. I paid by the gram,
they were less than 200 for some by a long shot [they were smaller
though] and some of the larger were $125 each if I remember. None
were bigger than maybe 11 ish mm. His number is 425-646-0105

Dennis


#6

Hi,

I was in Tahiti about a month ago and in Papeete there is a huge
Pearl Market. Here is the and they have an e-mail contact

http://www.tahitiguide.com/@es/article.asp?article_idF1

TAHITI

Tahiti Pearl Market, 25 rue Colette, Papeete, between the market and
Papeete’s City Hall, facing the Pharmacy at the Papeete Market.

Open 7 days a week.
Monday to Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm, Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm, Sunday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Tel : (+689) 54 30 60. contact@tahitipearlmarket.com

Good luck - the pearls were fantastic,
Louise
http://www.fine-wire-jewelry.com/spectrum


#7

Hannah,

Stuller has a good selection of Tahitian cultured pearls in a
variety of colors and shapes. As to the price of $200 each, that all
depends on the quality. The 14mm ones that Stuller has start at about
$250 each.

Joel Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com


#8

Try the Stuller & Paspaley " The Pearl Book " they carry these pearls
with a wide selection. 1 800 877 7777, just ask if you can have
about South Sea Pearls and see what they say and if you
do
not get results, e-mail me back.

Stephen Wyrick, CMBJ


#9

$200 for a pearl that size is dirt cheap. A really fine pearl that
size could be in the mid 5 figures (I mean REALLY fine). Be aware
that what you’re going to get for that price probably won’t have any
lustre to speak of - that’s what makes a pearl a pearl. The shape
will
be off, too, of course. You might consider going down a size or two
and getting something decent for your money. Your website doesn’t
show cheap stuff… I only do pearls occasionally, though. All the
pearls I’ve worked on in that size were more like $5,000, though.

http://www.donivanandmaggiora.com


#10

Try King’s Ransom…Betty Sue King in Sausalito CA…she carries a
wide variety of pearls. Her E mail is: info@pearlgoddess.com

good luck! Mary


#11

Is Nancy Pelosi going to set a new trend for pearls? She appears to
often wear a necklace of black & white pearls that are quite large.
Anyone know what it is around her neck?

Carla
www.carlamfox.com