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    Hello. I found this wonderful resource while trying to source some replacement pearls for some which were stolen. They were gifts and I have no true idea what all of them were.
    I am looking for two things in particular - I had a set of approx 10mm freshwater pearls - they were irregular shapes. In addition there was a string of slightly smaller dark coloured irregular shaped pearls where the pearls had many more imperfections like rings and pitting but they were ever so pretty.
    A lot of the sites recommended on here are not in the UK, however they do offer international shipping. Does anyone have any UK recommendations? Thank you

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    Pixie moon is a uk based company. Iím sure if you inbox them on Facebook they could source what you are looking for. They sell good quality at reasonable prices.
    https://www.facebook.com/PixieMoonLTD/

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    I would recommend: https://www.pearlescence.co.uk

    The owner is a member here and if you do a search, you can see the many beautiful pieces others have purchased from her.

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    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
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    I'm not sure Pearl-Guide member LondonPearl sells retail (as opposed to only wholesale) , but you could message him and find out:

    http://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/member.php?62381-LondonPearl


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    I would also recommend Wendy at Pearlescence.co.uk as she is a long time member here and has an enormous stock of all sorts of Freshwater pearls. She also wouldn't need to source anything from elsewhere as she travels to Hong Kong twice a year to purchase and hand select each strand. Each time someone has to go elsewhere it adds to the cost. So it's from the pearl wholesalers in HK then to you. Send her a message and I'm sure she can help you .

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    In the UK, I know Pearlescence, London Pearl and Isis Pearls. I think United Pearl Trading also has an office in the UK.
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    Thank you very much everyone. This is so helpful. One thing that occurred to me was importing pearls from an overseas seller incurs customs duty which quickly increases the cost. I am off to browse and consider what I would really wear. On reflection, I'd rather have one good strand.

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    We have been lucky here in Australia up until now as there has been no duty for anything brought in for under 1000$ . Thats changing in a few weeks and there will be duty on everything imported. Bummer

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    I messaged LondonPearl last week to inquire if they sell retail. I just received a reply. He said that while they generally sell to the trade, if a customer goes to their offices in Watford, they will sell to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katbran View Post
    We have been lucky here in Australia up until now as there has been no duty for anything brought in for under 1000$ . Thats changing in a few weeks and there will be duty on everything imported. Bummer
    This really is unfortunate. I know you already pay high prices when buying locally.
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