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    purveyor of pearls Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pearlescence's Avatar
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    Default Wish pearls (pah!)

    I just got ths from a would-be supplier - just to put on record the prices of these wretched things..
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    Hi Wendy,

    It is not quite clear to me what the prices are for, but it might just be my ignorence.

    - Karin

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    Hmmm, me too, Wendy. (Frowning) Pretty cryptic but rather intriguing; pray tell, what is this?

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    It's a price list for these...

    http://www.wishpearl.us/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jshepherd View Post
    It's a price list for these...

    http://www.wishpearl.us/
    Enlightenment! Good grief, do people actually buy such stuff?

    Wait a minute, I was one of these suckers just 5 years ago! My moment of epiphany was when I tablulated how much I was spending, season after season, on Liz Clairborne's and Monet's limited edition (as if!) Marjorica pearls and faux crystal. Convinced myself I could do a better job with real gemstones and CFW pearls and taught myself how.

    And PG has been instrumental in my 'education'; I lurked for 2 years (as that a record or what) before gaining enough insight and courage to post.
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    QVC the shopping channel has been pushing these with an assortment of pendants to pop them into. http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/v...ndant-w18Chain

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    We have had a kind of running conversation on wish pearls over several threads and several years. It is kind of an in joke, I guess, but a perusal of old posts might reveal it.

    From Lilliefs' post, we are about to see a surge in this kind of Disney take on commercial pearls!!!!!!!!!!!! Pardon while I run for the barf-bucket.
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    QVC must be making money selling wish pearls they have been doing it for years. Who knows, someone who started with a wish pearl, then decided to buy big girl pearls. I know many who buy Honora are now buying from Pearl Paradise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilliefuzzysocks View Post
    QVC must be making money selling wish pearls they have been doing it for years. Who knows, someone who started with a wish pearl, then decided to buy big girl pearls. I know many who buy Honora are now buying from Pearl Paradise.
    It's not only QVC; I've seen Wish Pearls at JCPenney and tourist-y gift shop places. Sometimes, grandmothers don't know what to buy young girls.

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    There's a pearl company (bricks and) which sells them in its shops which are in tourist locations. This wish pearl thing irritates me because I get the fall out from the whole speil they do on what a fabulous pearl, worth thousands routine and it is some mid quality poor little potato pearl sitting there...I just never know what to say - they think they have something so wonderful and rare and genuine...

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    And you, dear LFS, are probably a major reason why! Your unceasing educational efforts on behalf of real pearl knowledge is being felt through out the Honora universe! Kudos!
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    We don't talk negativly about Honora, we don't talk about them at all. Many don't have a clue what great quality pearls really look like or where they can be obtained. I am so greatful to have found vendors who sell what I am looking for, truthfully grading each item consistantly. It makes buying pearls over the internet a pleasant experience. Who wouldn't want to share that with girlfriends, real or virtural?

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    I sometimes find myself watching the Honora and other pearl sellers on QVC, from behind the sofa with my fingers over my eyes.....It isn't so much the pearls, which are what they are and nothing wrong with that, it is the hyperbole of the sellers, bigging them up which is so cringeworthy at times

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    LFS: Of course you don't! The Honora pearls are fine and wonderful, if you never go further into pearls than that, but those who love that iridescence are just waiting to discover fancy pearls and if you are there, willing to show them some real pearls, then they want both/and! That is total win/win. I still see some commercial pieces I would wear. I just don't want to pay the prices, any more.

    Wendy
    the less important the pearls, the greater the hyperbole? That's why the pearl in a can gets the greatest hyperbole of all! I'll meet you at the barf bucket!
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    The only canned mollusk product worth a dime would be smoked oysters..... IMHO Thanks for outing them Wendy!