Dodgy advert? From Saks Fifth Avenue
If you know the pearl jargon, the word "Majorica"in this gives it away. But if you don't, frankly this advert is very misleading:
# A modern take on classic chic in a bold strand of iridescent Tahitian pearls. 12MM Tahitian pearls
# Sterling silver
# Length, about 16"
# Push-lock clasp
# Made in Spain
Scarily misleading - and it reflects badly on a world-known brand (Saks)
Time for someone over there to have a conversation with them?
As consumer we have to do our homework and pay attention to details. I think "cultured pearls" are the key words. Genuine cultured pearls are described as such for other items, for example from the links below:
The faux ones' descriptions do not have bullets describing the pearls like here:
You can search the word "pearls" on their website, and sort pricing from low to high. You'll be able to see many "Tahitian" pearl items are very pricey. That may alert you to something that you may have missed.
I still think it's a dodgy advert. Yes, there are some clues, but at a high-end shop, you shouldn't be looking for clues. You should be told.
I agree with Amanda...customers should not have to deconstruct an advert or listing word by word. Most people looking at that would not have a clue that they were fakes, they would think, oh those are nice, I wonder why some tahtians are so much more expensive, those sellers must be rip off merchants '
well, maybe 6 of one and half a dozen of the other....
I think the price gives it away -£180, the real thing would be what, 7-8K in a dept.store
But I agree it would be better if they said 'stunning costume jewellry' or something like that
on that basis, they would actually be quite fun - maybe even worth £180.......
By Amanda in forum Pearls on eBay Q & A
Last Post: 04-28-2012, 05:23 AM
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