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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert BlackPearlDudeDC's Avatar
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    Default Historic GUMPS in SF going out of Business

    I passed by the other day, I had heard a rumor and turns out it was true. Gumps has always been known for Jade and Pearls in SF (at least in years past), now they are GOOB. I am curious what the pearl jewelry markdowns look like, I've not been to the website.

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    Oh my. I went into Gumps after my first Ruckus 3 years ago. Hubby came with me that year and wanted to see San Francisco, so we combined the 2 trips. I have to say, I wasn't sure how Gumps was staying in business. There was very little in the store. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. And no customers.

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    A real shame .... they have had some amazing pearls from me over the years and were always such nice people to work with .....

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    Did just check the website. Maybe it's not surprising they are closing...

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    Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. I have such fond memories of Gumps. It was one of my mother's favorite places to buy all kinds of decorative pieces and jewelry.
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    JP (and all)-

    It is rather sad, while I think they were very very expensive (needlessly so in some cases) in the past they had such unique items. I can relate to the fond memories, one very special one to me...I stopped in a few years ago and I purchased a gift for my friend who was having her first child, it was such a unique and interesting music box. She said she'd sit in the baby's room in a rocking chair rocking the baby to sleep to the sound of the music box. I don't remember what it plays but it is a sweet memory because that baby is now a high schooler .

    It was one of the more interesting shops, with a large selection of pearls...though because of the $$$$ I spent very little time in the jewelry dept (which is odd for me).

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    Oh thats a shame - fond memories of wandering around there whenever I was in SF

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