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Where to purchase wholesale Akoya round Pearls at least AA+

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  • I agree with PD those are Freshwater reborn - they would be all nacre and should have good lustre. Thats a retail price not a wholesale price .

    The 15mm ' Akoya' must be a Gold South Sea or a dyed Freshwater .. like an Edison . The price would depend on what the actual pearl is and what the grade / colour etc are .. This is impossible to tell from the photo as they use the same photo for the 10-11mm 'Akoya' pearl. Also priced as a GSS.
    https://www.instagram.com/pearlzaustralia/?hl=en
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/pearlzaustralia

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    • And of course, I noticed that they have findings made with lead and cadmium!
      http://www.oceanscovejewelry.com
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      • I remember when I was a child maybe 13 or so, someone was selling shells like this and we bought one.
        The pearl was a akoya, the seller explained the akoya pearl and it's colors, the overal diameter and maximum diameter and said the pearl value on shell was about the market cost less or more, sometimes more, but most of times about the actual value.
        He also explained the colors, most white sometimes a bit of pinkish or yellowish, but never other colors he told about colors in nature, but explained the origin of black pearls.
        Also, the shell was a pinctada, I remember because I kept it and at this time I like shells, and specie was a pictada.
        Later I show the pearl to specialist or explained as specialist and the pearl was japanese.
        However, it was back in the 90's, long time ago!
        I remember I paid 180 francs for the shell and pearl was 7mm, making about 30$
        I don't know it it was originally in the shell or later added, the shell was about 7cm if I remember correcly, however I was a kid, it may be smaller at this time.
        https://www.facebook.com/TheArcadiaWorkshop/

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        • Wholesaler

          Originally posted by lekrtk00 View Post
          Yes I have found wholesalers that you can order in bulk by color. I found one that in bulk package they tell you what's in there. I was wondering how they know. But then I figured they knew by what they started them off with?

          Blessings

          Lori
          Hello Lori, my name is Candyce and Iím looking for a wholesale company to order pearls from. Would you mind sharing who? TIa

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          • Candyce, Lori has not visited the forum since 2016. Perhaps you could elaborate more on what you are looking for, and someone who knows sources may be able to help you.

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            • I think you will find both Kong and Wen on Etsy have excellent prices and a large selection. Their prices for some things are almost wholesale.
              https://www.instagram.com/pearlzaustralia/?hl=en
              https://www.etsy.com/shop/pearlzaustralia

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              • well i am soooo confused! are there any actually akoya cutlured pearls out there in the us at all? are they all planted? how can you even tell?

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                • Hi IrishAnna22,

                  I am not sure I understand your question. What are you looking for?

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                  • Akoya pearls are all 'planted'. Almost all pearls are. They are real pearls though they are cultured pearls rather than natural pearls. Natural pearls are extremely rare. It is safer to assume that all pearls are cultured, doesn't make them fake.

                    Originally posted by IrishAnna22 View Post
                    well i am soooo confused! are there any actually akoya cutlured pearls out there in the us at all? are they all planted? how can you even tell?

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                    • Cultured pearls are "planted." That's the definition of cultured.

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                      • Or, given the topic of this thread, are you asking if there are any "wish pearls" that are akoya pearls grown in the very shell in which they are sold? The answer is no. All the pearls that are found in these "wish pearls" (usually freshwater pearls) were planted in that shell in the factory. They did not grow in the oyster in which they are sold.

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                        • Oh, I hadn't thought of that definition of planted. i.e. Placing an already cultured pearl into another oyster so someone can pretend they opened an oyster and found a pearl.

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                          • I feel really bad for people that fall for that whole wish pearl thing or buying a shell because they are sold on the idea of buying an authentic Akoya pearl! Itís a very disturbing practice!

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