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    I have been searching on this forum for a few hours now and can not find a definite answer to my question. I would like to buy decent quality pearls that are not drilled or put into jewelry all that I can put them in a display. (I collect pearls). At first I thought about buying oysters and opening them to get pearls but realized they were way too overpriced and the process of placing those pearls inside is just inhumane and a waste. So now I am just looking for a place online that sells good quality round pearls for a nice price. I do not mind if they are different colors. In fact I think the dyed ones are very beautiful. Also I do not really care for the pearls selling value since I dont plan on selling them after or saying they are rare and exspensive. Once I do live close to an ocean or at least visit one then I can start my hunt for natural pearls to tell everyone that they are rare and exspensive. Thanks in advance!!!

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    Do you know what type of pearls you are looking for?

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    Pearl Paradise had source undrilled pearls within the last few months.

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    One can buy undrilled Tahitians from Jacques (PearlHouseUSA) on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PearlHouse...0?ref=ss_items

    and undrilled south sea pearls from Agustus_collection on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/sch/Pearl/10243...tus-collection

    pearl_society on eBay has some loose undrilled pearls (and many drilled also): https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odk...pearl&_sacat=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsadm View Post
    Do you know what type of pearls you are looking for?
    I have no specific preference for where they are from, but I have heard akoya pearls are of good quality.

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    You said,
    "I do not mind if they are different colors. In fact I think the dyed ones are very beautiful."

    I think you may be thinking of freshwater pearls. Those are the ones that are being dyed blue, red, green etc. (and falsely sold as akoyas). Freshwaters also come in many natural pastel shades of pink/peach/lavender.
    Akoyas may be dyed black, but not those other colors.

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    1004wings, You say you collect pearls, what do you have in your collection?

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    you could try gemrockauctions.com too. They aren't going to be as high quality as the ones you'll find from many of the vendors here, but the site is very selective about the sellers it allows and you can be sure you're actually getting what they say they are selling.

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    PD gave you a good list for undrillled pearls . Good luck !
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    FWIW, the more you know about pearls, the more you'll want pearls that are beautifully colored with no dyes. Beautifully colored pearls with clean surfaces and round are not going to be cheap. They will be more expensive than the pearls in a shell price, but at least you'll be getting quality and something that you won't get tired of.

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    PoshPearls.net has pearls up for "adoption". They are cultured freshwater pearls, or they may be shell pearls. (I am still learning how to tell the difference, to be honest.) BUT regardless they are very pretty loose pearls, not drilled, and though a little pricey for what they are they are not badly expensive considering some of the rip offs out there.

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    I looked at the loose pearls on poshpearls.net, and do not recommend them. The "adoptables" are dyed feshwater pearls, overpriced for what they are. They also sell oysters with freshwater pearls in them (to be opened at the awful Facebook pearl parties). Caveat emptor!
    Last edited by Pearl Dreams; 08-11-2017 at 12:39 AM.

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    Sarah at KojimaPearl.com ( a trusted member here) has many varieties of pearls and I recommend you contact her for info about undrilled pearls.
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