I have been a passive reader of your forums for quite some time now.
I was quite surprised to read some of your comments re the SSP pearls of the Philippines. I bought in Greenhills last year some pairs of “said to be” SSP water pearl. I paid around 6k to 8k php for them (around 100 to 150 euros) I took the back to Europe got them appraised by 4 different jewelers and they all told me they were real ones and valued them for 800 to 1000 euros. How is this possible??
And if there is no real SSP in Ghills then what do the 35 Pearl Farms in Philippines do with them? I know Jewelmer’s export them and sell them in their shops in Manila, but what about all those little pearl farmers around Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao??
Also I read on some of your comments that it was very hard to get real SSP for less that 1000 US at wholesale prize (I guess you were refering to). I have been going through some of you web pages and have seen that you sell some of them online for around 200 to 300 US, so that makes me wonder how is this possible? I guess it depends on the quality, probably those of 200US are only A grading but then why is it said by some of you for example that with less than 3.500 US you can’t buy anything?
I would very much appreciate your filling in since I’m a bit disconcerted on this aspect.