View Full Version : Where to find honest China suppliers
01-12-2006, 02:30 PM
I am looking to find honest suppliers of Akoya, and South Sea pearls. I am not interested in paying the "stupid american" price that I see on the busines to business sites.
I seek A-AAA quality finished Akoya strands, bracelets, and earrings from 7-10mm (14 & 18kt white, and yellow gold clasps....even more fancy diamond clasps)
I also seek 8-16mm A-AAA quality South Sea pearls
And very high quality large (10-18mm) Baroque pearls
Can anyone help me with this? Since a trip to China will not happen for at least another 8 months or so...maybe someone can point me in the right direction for a start.
Thank you so much.
The Pearl Outlet
01-13-2006, 03:25 PM
You will find that setting up reseller relationships with suppliers in China to be a very hard process indeed.
Alternatively, there are several US based suppliers who already have these relationships set up and resell here in the US at price points which will be lower than you will be able to obtain by going over there your self. Also, these suppliers are able to supply Tahitian and South Sea pearls as well, which you will not be able to obtain in China.
Here are a couple of these suppliers:
The Pearl Outlet (http://www.thepearloutlet.com)
Pearl Paradise (http://www.pearlparadise.com)
Neither of these sites are B2B sites, but you can contact them directly to establish a B2B relationship.
01-27-2006, 04:22 AM
Both the Pearl Outlet and Pearl Paradise have been active in internet-based pearl dealing, much longer than I have. But if you would like to take a look at our selection, I would be happy to give you a quote on high-quality Akoya. (www.nationalpearl.com) I just returned from a trip to China the second week of January, and have brought back a nice batch of high quality white/rose and black Akoya. I primarily distribute in the midwest region of the U.S.
There are quite a few other online dealers that would probably be happy to supply you and would provide nice quality at good prices so that you would have plenty of resale margin. It would be worth your time to contact as many as possible to see who you felt most comfortable with.
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