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    Question Looking for South Sea button-shaped pearl for engagement ring - based in Australia!

    Hi all!
    I'm a pearl newbie based in Sydney, Australia. I am going for a pearl engagement ring and my heart is set on this design from Tiffany:
    Unfortunately they are out of stock of this ring in Australia... plus I'd prefer (ahem, my partner would prefer) to pay less without the brand name if possible.
    So I have been getting quotes from local jewellers who have all said they can easily custom make the ring for me, but I just need to source the right pearl! Any ideas? Wondering if any Australians on this forum have ordered online before or whether you will scour local stores to try and find the right pearl?
    The colour looks a bit champagne and also the button shape may be difficult to find, but I'm in the hands of all you experts for any advice you have! Thanks

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    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
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    Avolin, may I suggest you inquire with Katbran, who is a seller and member of P-G located in Australia:

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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl Expert CathyKeshi's Avatar
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    I'm in the US, but have always been very well pleased with my interactions and purchases from Katbran in Australia; I'd second that suggestion. Have fun on your search


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    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl Expert JerseyPearl's Avatar
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    Yes, do check out Kathleen! She has wonderful pearls.
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    First-graft Pearl
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    Another option is to look at the offerings from

    Not sure they ever part with single loose pearls but a quick call would at least provide an answer. When talking about cultured pearls and Australia "Paspaley" always comes to mind. It is a brand though, so possibly higher than you may like to pay if there is any selection to choose from!

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    Pearlista Senior Pearl Expert GemGeek's Avatar
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    Sep 2006
    Oceanside, CA


    You may want to purchase a backup pearl at the same time. I had a South sea pearl that bumped into something that took a divot out of it, even though I was careful. It was a button shape, which is not uncommon and normally the lower profile will help protect it.

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