Pearls from Phillipines, what do you think?

Kathleen Conway

Pearls, passionately
Nov 25, 2006
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My friend Vicky bought these pearls in Manila; they are enormous. Obviously dyed. She paid $1000.

She told me they are "baroque" but I'd call them (huge) buttons. Any opinions? (She offered it these to me but I declined. They are too garishly coloured for my taste.)


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I saw a lot of pearls like that when I was in Manila...and since then on various in-laws of mine. These are pretty good for a Pow of a look but I agree that dyed pearls, in particular, can be a rather specific taste. You should see some of the colors that the Filipinas wear - they make this look sedate.
Nice! Those are huge, but I agree the colors aren't the best choice.

I'm planning on going to philipines in 2012, I'm excited.