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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Amrita's Avatar
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    Default Does anybody know about anything about this seller?

    Someone recently asked me about this pearl seller - seems like a wholesale pearl jewelry seller.....though their prices do not seem "wholesale" at all. Here is their website link : http://www.chinapearl-usa.com/company.aspx

    Any information/comments will be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Nerida's Avatar
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    Wow, Amrita -I've never heard of them, but I'd love to have '10000' retailers who would buy from me at those prices!!

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    Me too!
    I am wondering if they are suppliers for franchise operations or shop in a shops - some of the prices include a complimentary display
    The prices are huge

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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    Me too!
    I am wondering if they are suppliers for franchise operations or shop in a shops - some of the prices include a complimentary display
    The prices are huge
    After looking at their merchandise, although they have a vast selection, they seem rather expensive for what they are. Also, I saw on their tahitian strands that they use B+ grades........ I didn't think that grading was industry standards?? The prices of the tahitians were ridiculous too!
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    I think they are a very boring website. They don't even have lavender pearls!!! They are obviously lying about their retailers. So I was not impressed with them or their overpriced pearls.
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    They did have quite a bit of earrings..but not too many tahitians strands. Didn't look at the whole site as I wasn't overly impressed either.....
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    purveyor of pearls Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pearlescence's Avatar
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    I reckon that these bods supply small retail outlets...I think Amrita is right, they are wholesale so don't need a wizz bag website
    Good luck to them if they can get those prices - they go some way to explaining high b&m. I wish I could get such prices.
    Why are they obviously lying?

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    Geez--and here they go with that grain of sand fable--

    A pearl begins its life when a grain of sand or other small foreign object accidentally enters into an oyster's soft inner body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    I reckon that these bods supply small retail outlets...I think Amrita is right, they are wholesale so don't need a wizz bag website
    Good luck to them if they can get those prices - they go some way to explaining high b&m. I wish I could get such prices.
    Why are they obviously lying?
    ..good luck to them indeed.... but honestly, I was in Chinatown, San Francisco...and I got the loveliest sterling silver keshi earrings for $14 and I could tell that I was buying the real deal. How is it that they can claim wholesale prices is beyond me????
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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Amrita's Avatar
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    Thank you all for your feedback and comments. It is just surprising that we have not heard of this company if indeed it is as big a player as it claims......which I now doubt very much.
    Thanks a ton, my pearly pals!

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    Pearl Maven Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
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    Saying you "sell" to 10,000 retailers is not the same as having 10,000 retailers buying from you at present.

    They do go to JCK and Atlanta Gem Shows, but do not say they are AGTA or GLDA members or BBB or Chamber of Commerce members that I could find. Not being a member of a guild or even a good business organization appears to make them second class pearlmongers, at best.

    I wonder which show they show in at LV and ATL? Are they at the main event?
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    this looks like their retail site, hence the prices.

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    They name QVC as one of their major accounts, but for a number of years Honora has been QVC's major supplier, with Joel Schechter and others from Honora management assisting with the presentations. Some of the major designers who do a line for QVC, such as Judith Ripka, Ann King Lagos and others, will say they are using pearls from Honora in the jewelry as they are showing it on air.
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    Pearl Maven Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
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    Thanks for explaining that. I thought Honora was the main source too.
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