Pearl Paradise Purchase - Happy, Happy, Happy


New Member
Dec 26, 2021
Hello everyone. I've been lurking on this forum reading all the good advice available, and wanted to pay at least something back to the community. So, I wanted to post a good experience I had buying Pearls online. Generally, I really believe that you need to see gemstones and jewelry in person to appreciate it, but this pandemic has made travel difficult. I wanted to get my lovely wife something special, so I did a LOT of research in this forum about pearls and how to buy them.

Reading through reviews of vendors, I settled on Pearl Paradise as everyone seemed to speak well of the team there. I reached out via email and got a lovely response, offering to take pictures of some selected strands and also a video. I opted for some 8.5-9.0 Natural Hanadama Akoyas based on the pictures they sent, and selected my strand from the ones offered. I asked lots of questions and PP was happy to answer them. Shipping was simple, and everything arrived well packed and in time for Christmas.

When I peeked inside the gift-wrapped box, I was immediately wowed. I know a decent amount about gemstones, but next to nothing about pearls... but I have looked at good brands like Mikimoto before, as I know my wife has wanted a nice piece like this for years. Alas, the price... so I was skeptical about how good an online purchase would be. Needless to say, I was super happy. So, to the next person out there trying to decide if it's safe to buy online, I'd say do your research, and then, at least for me, I am glad I took the plunge. The picture below simply doesn't do them justice.

So thank you community for being a place where I could gather enough information to make an informed - and ultimately rewarding - gamble.


9-9.5 mm hanadama strand from Pearl Paradise
Thank you for sharing your Experience Richard. Hope this will help others in the future too!
And I am happy we were able to help you secure the best pearls at the best value :)
Happy Holidays!
Such a lovely strand an an excellent photo as well. This will surely be treasured by your wife and worn a lot. Just stunning.
Ooh Congratulations to you and your lucky wife! Homework and research on what she wanted, mixed with a very trusted vendor who will help you achieve that goal is a WIN every day. Your wife can wear those gorgeous pearls anywhere in the world with pride and joy, and if she wanders into a Mikimoto storefront, a secret little smile and nod to her smart husband )