I've been reading threads regarding buying freshwater pearls at Zhuji. I'm wondering the price difference between Zhuji and Hong Kong. I would assume the wholesalers in Hong Kong may inflate the freshwater pearl price for the international market. So for the same pearl grade, how different is the wholesale pricing at these two locations? Is the difference significant? I'm asking this because I'm planning a trip to Hong Kong but not sure if it's worth paying the extra costs to go to Zhuji.
Also, at Zhuji, do they have higher quality pearls all year round? Or do they ship these to their Hong Kong offices?
Any advice on this is very appreciated.