Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 39
  1. #16
    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    near Tucson AZ
    Posts
    8,601
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    Nerida...is there a local council trading standards who could sort this person out? He claims at least to be in Australia

    How do you report such fakery to ebay? I had a poke around but could not find
    On the listing is a place that says "report this listing."
    Caitlin

    How to hand-knot pearls without a tool

    My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

  2. #17
    Natural Pearl Expert Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Lagoon Island Pearls's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Tofino, BC Canada
    Posts
    1,296

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cairnspearls98
    my items are natural barquoe tahitian pearls which i buy from a wholesaler as i have been for the past 10 years.
    There has not been a wholesale dealer in natural Tahitian baroques for a century, no less the past ten years. Even if there was, wouldn't you think one of us would know who that is? If such a person exists, wouldn't they proudly specify who that is?
    Dave
    http://www.lagoonislandpearls.ca/

  3. #18
    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    near Tucson AZ
    Posts
    8,601
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default

    OK If those are Tahitians, shut my mouth. This one is really pretty. I like it. I looks great. It cost $20.00 AUS. Josh had a very similar shaped Kamoka that sold for several hundred dollars. Was the difference in price due solely to the gold used? ( Josh used real gold, this guy uses plated) How can this guy sell such a pretty Tahitian for $20.00? Think I should buy it?
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Caitlin; 02-17-2012 at 12:01 AM.
    Caitlin

    How to hand-knot pearls without a tool

    My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

  4. #19
    Super Moderator Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert jshepherd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Manhattan Beach, CA
    Posts
    4,832
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    A dyed, low-grade freshwater on a plated setting for $20? That seems a bit steep

  5. #20
    Super Moderator Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert jshepherd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Manhattan Beach, CA
    Posts
    4,832
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Every one of these listed as Tahitian pearls are dyed freshwater pearls.

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/CAIRNS-PEAR..._sid=153022177

    Sad ... very sad. But seriously, this is par for the course with eBay. Just for fun, see if you can find one actual Tahitian pearl here -

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trkp...&_sop=15&_sc=1

    You could spend a long time going through the listings, or just switch the search to Highest Price First. That's the only way to find the real deal.

  6. #21
    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    near Tucson AZ
    Posts
    8,601
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default

    Also, so a search for Tahitians -black, that removes all the freshwaters. Top down is the right way to search, I think.

    One dead giveaway for dishonest people selling freshwaters as other kind of pearls, is they usually charge steep freshwater prices. I suppose if they really charged Tahitian prices, if would be different. As it is they still only pay a steep charge for what it is worth, with a lie, not 10-20x what it is worth, with a lie.

    BTW
    Cairn 58 stopped me from buying from him or subscribing to his newsletter, but he can't prevent me from putting his stuff on my WATCH list!
    Caitlin

    How to hand-knot pearls without a tool

    My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

  7. #22
    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    3,382

    Default

    *Applause* for Caitlin!

  8. #23
    purveyor of pearls Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pearlescence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    NW England, European Union
    Posts
    2,951

    Default

    I wrote as well and asked why he was selling freshwaters as tahitians but he hasn't answered.
    I tried report this listing but it only lets you report for fraud (of the nothing sent variety) and stuff like that. (or copyright) or I got it all wrong

  9. #24
    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Amanda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    536

    Default

    At this price ($30k!) these should be real:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/W-15-17mm-Ta...item2eb8f33d9f

    But I'm not that keen on them, from that photo, they look a bit dull.

    These are also real, I reckon? I don't know the seller but they look real (and nice, but I like circled pearls a lot)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-1mm-10-8mm...item519867b30f


  10. #25
    purveyor of pearls Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pearlescence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    NW England, European Union
    Posts
    2,951

    Default

    The round strand seems expensive, and it seems incredibly tight to then charge $8 for the certificate from some unknown lab on top of that.
    Pearl society is a reputable seller with honest pricing - sometimes bargains to be had in fact.

  11. #26
    Baroque Pearl Senior Guide Member imanit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    456

    Default

    I can vouch for Pearl Society too. I bought from them few times. Excellent communication, great service, they are always happy to send more pictures... I never regretted a purchase I made from them.... and as Wendy said: sometimes you WILL get a bargain....
    Ivona

  12. #27
    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    7,446

    Default

    Those really large Tahitians are probably from the third seeding, and I've learned from previous discussions here, they don't have the great lustre the first harvest pearls do. Like the ringed pearls, too!
    Pattye


    PatriciaSaabDesigns.etsy.com

    facebook.com/PatriciaSaabDesigns

    SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

  13. #28
    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    near Tucson AZ
    Posts
    8,601
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default

    Now we need someone from AUS to buy one of his singleton tahitians for $20. plus postage. That will be fraud.

    Hey Cairnspearls58.

    Be afraid.

    Be afraid of whom you may sell to in the US, England or AUS. Anyone, upon receiving those fake baroque black Tahitians, will have real grounds for fraud.

    Unless you put on each page, somewhere, that they are cultured freshwaters even if you don't say "grown in China"!

    Remember, I can still "watch" any item of yours I wish to watch. I hope you begin dealing in an honest and responsible way.-well, forget that, but I hope you do include the truth in the small print, even as you do for the gold plating.
    Last edited by Caitlin; 02-17-2012 at 05:30 PM. Reason: To add suggestion for correction.
    Caitlin

    How to hand-knot pearls without a tool

    My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

  14. #29
    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    near Tucson AZ
    Posts
    8,601
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default

    BTW I think the above pictured are fantastically beautiful, and a decent price. Jose from Tahitian pearls was selling one similar for about the same or less before Christmas! That is a super-rare necklace, but may get more popular, if it sells. I am so glad you pictured it here. It is really lovely.
    Last edited by Caitlin; 02-17-2012 at 05:37 PM.
    Caitlin

    How to hand-knot pearls without a tool

    My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

  15. #30

Similar Threads

  1. Qatar Natural Pearl Fraud - Buyer Beware
    By Kevin Canning in forum Natural Pearls
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-09-2012, 10:51 AM
  2. Replies: 25
    Last Post: 08-13-2009, 05:56 PM
  3. Freshwater vs Tahitian
    By The Pearl Outlet in forum Freshwater Pearls
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 04-28-2009, 01:42 AM
  4. Tahitian freshwater pearls
    By Mikeyy in forum Tahitian Pearls
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-01-2008, 03:14 AM
  5. Chinese Freshwater vs. Tahitian: A new threat?
    By National Pearl in forum Tahitian Pearls
    Replies: 86
    Last Post: 01-26-2008, 05:21 PM