Your best spot will probably be Papette, just because there are more stores there. Prices fluxuate wildly from store to store so don't be taken in by your first stop. Check into Vaima Center and watch the video (it will give you pointers. Also don't forget to check Quartier du Commerce out (behind Tahiti Sports) - they have some good values. You will pay about $100 (and more) for a pearl in a setting for a good quality black pearl The important thing is to find a clerk that you like and feel comfortable with. There are LOTS of choices. Have fun!