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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert KarinK's Avatar
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    Edit by Pearl-Guide.com Administrator

    If you happened upon this thread while considering a Groupon purchase from MyPacificPearls.com, I strongly advise reading the entire thread before making a purchase decision.

    Plus the headline says:

    "$79 for Authentic 18-Inch Pearl Necklace" - authentic what? Baaad karma selling FPP as something else...

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    They are FWP very deceptive to the average consumer
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    Should they even be using "Pacific Pearls" name? That belongs to Fuji Voll.
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    Read the piece. It is very cleverly written to mislead. It implies a lot and the reader jumps to conclusions.
    For eg, it only defines an area as pacific, doesn't say the pearls come from the pacific ocean....
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    They were discussed on Pricescope. The Grupon offer seems to be all over the US. Someone wrote a pretty scathing report on Pricescope (post number 12 by emily1). But the poster is a one-time poster, so who knows whether or not it is completely valid.

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    Hi.. and Thank you very much Pattye for giving me the heads up about this site. I know it is obvious.. just thought it should be somewhere in print that our family has NOTHING to do with "mypacificpearls"... or their shady soft-**** pearl site! Sincerely, Sarah (kojimapearl.com) and Fuji Voll ( www.pacificpearls.us )

    THAT'S DOT US!
    Cheers, and I hope this finds you ALL happy and healthy!
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    Sarah,

    Perhaps it would be appropriate for a lawyer to deal with this. I would hate to see sites springing up called My Pearl Paradise, My Pure Pearls, My Pearls of Joy, My Kojima Pearl, etc.

    Any "Pearl Police" that want to address MyPacificPearls directly about their lack of clarity about type of pearls they are selling/their groupon offer are encouraged to do so.
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    A nightmare!!!!!!!
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    I saw them on pricescope as well, so looks like they have done a few groupons. Just the same old scam we see all the time, calling black fwps "Tahitian" and so on. I'm sure a lot of people fall for it though.
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    I was wondering about their offer when I saw it. The way I understand it, Groupon takes half. That means the company is really selling the pearls for $40. In the pictures, I see a ball clasp and the description reads 14 karat. Those ball clasps alone cost that much, so it made no sense. But the poster from Pricescope said the clasp wasn't actually 14 karat. I get the feeling that they are telling the truth about that part. Selling something that is not 14 karat and advertising that it is amounts to true fraud.

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    Oh, and this is our picture -

    http://www.mypacificpearls.com/shop/...white-gold/326

    ... used without permission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jshepherd View Post
    Oh, and this is our picture -

    http://www.mypacificpearls.com/shop/...white-gold/326

    ... used without permission.
    That link just STINKS so bad! Notice how they call the colour Tahitian Black. They are not actually saying that the pearls are Tahitian (which they obviously arent at that price). At least there is a chance that someone will find our discussion here if they care to google the company.

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    I received this answer what crap!


    Hello there Peter, the pearls in the Maria-Theresa Reef Collection are 100% authentic and genuine high quality AA+ freshwater pearls from across the Pacific region. All necklaces are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and valuation for insurance purposes. We are a leading farm-direct global supplier of handmade, authentic pearl jewelry and we do not source any of our products from China. All the 8 colors in this collection are naturally acquired and rest assured they are not dyed or artificially altered in any way. Thank you for your query and have a great weekend!
    My Pacific Pearls . answered 1 hour and 3 minutes ago
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    my response

    These pearls are Chinese

    Pearl Color: Tahitian Black Peacock with Overtones of Blue, Purple, and Green This is dyed

    Pearl Color: Tahitian Black Aubergine with Overtones of Purple, Silver, and Green This is dyed

    Pearl Color: Golden / Champagne this is Dyed

    Pearl Color: Gray Pearl this is dyed

    Lilac / Pink Peach are natural fwp colors

    I am VP of The Cultured Pearl Association of America I serve on the Board of the AGTA I am President of Imperial- Deltah

    website Pearls.com you need to disclose treatment and origin truthfully
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbazar View Post
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    These pearls are Chinese

    Pearl Color: Tahitian Black Peacock with Overtones of Blue, Purple, and Green This is dyed

    Pearl Color: Tahitian Black Aubergine with Overtones of Purple, Silver, and Green This is dyed

    Pearl Color: Golden / Champagne this is Dyed

    Pearl Color: Gray Pearl this is dyed

    Lilac / Pink Peach are natural fwp colors

    I am VP of The Cultured Pearl Association of America I serve on the Board of the AGTA I am President of Imperial- Deltah

    website Pearls.com you need to disclose treatment and origin truthfully
    Sadly, your response is not showing up on the Q&A page (or at least it hasn't yet). I know Groupon claims to have a very good guarantee for their consumers (I've never invoked it - my Groupon experience has always been satisfactory). I wonder if they will see any complaints out of this.

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