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    Default Is this worth the price?

    So I happened across this from an online consignment store
    Described as Tahitian pearls, 11 to 16mm, off round to baroque shapes. Sterling silver clasp. No paperwork
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    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
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    Can you return them for a refund if you don't like them? If not, it's never worth the risk, to me.

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    In Europe, rules force any europeen webstores to refund policie, customer is protected in any cases.
    Last edited by ericw; 10-13-2017 at 11:12 AM.

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    I think they are very.. unpretty? lots of blemishes, lack of color and overtones.. the luster is polished, not natural (as it looks at least).. I wouldn't pay 460 usd for it, doesn't seem like a bargain to me at all..

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    Way too many blemishes, and an odd color with a dull finish ... dyed maybe? I'd pass on these. Why take such a risk when trusted vendors stand honestly behind their work? Just one example: Pearl Paradise current Tahitian sale ... if you search carefully it's possible to find a strand for a very reasonable price, lovely AND guaranteed. Other vendors as well. Just my 2 cents of course
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    Welcome Buffetm!
    I'm not too much of a fan of these myself,
    But may I ask:
    Are you looking for a multicolor dark tahitians specifically? Do you like that size range? Because I do recall there are some great vendors here around the world that may help you find what you're looking for.

    For that price and with smaller sizes, I believe there's a huge sale at pearl paradise for tahitians... lovely oval strands.

    What country do you live in?
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    Another seller of Tahitians to check out is tahitianpearls.biz. I have not bought from them personally but I've only ever heard good things.

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    I'm another that's not a fan of those pearls. They are too gray for me. I tend to like blues and purples, but that is my preference, which may not be yours.

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    They are not something I would consider buying.... BTW, the strand is not knotted between the pearls and the clasp is silver. I can't see how they finished the strand at the clasp ends but that will be an additional expense having some one knot it for you.

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    The only thing they have going for them is ..they are big. Poor lustre , poor colour and very poor surface. I wouldn’t buy them .

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    Thanks all for the comments.
    I don't have much experience with tahitians so that was very helpful.
    Love big pearls! Size always matters lol
    I am in western australia

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    Well hello there !! I'm in Adelaide !!! Aussie! Aussie! Aussie !.......

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    And how lucky you are in Australia...because Katbran is wonderful!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyPearl View Post
    And how lucky you are in Australia...because Katbran is wonderful!!
    ah Shucks ....you are tooooooo sweeeeet ! Thank you .. very kind of you to say !

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    Why hello neighbour!!!

    Where is everyone here from? Mostly the US?

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