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Old February 14th, 2002, 07:00 AM
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Default Tahitian Black Pearls

Can anyone recommend a place to purchase the above in either Papeete, Moorea or Bora Bora??
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Old March 1st, 2002, 12:00 PM
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YES!

You'll find that black pearls are much more expensive in Bora Bora....

I bought some LOVELY pearls at a place called "VAIMA PERLES" in Papeete a few years ago.

I'll tell you what.....head over to my travel agent's site at :

http://www.tahiti-explorer.com/

Yves has the most comprehensive site on French Polynesia that you'll find. He also has a fairly active forum. Perhaps someone who's been there more recently can turn you onto a good place.

(He used to have a link or a coupon for Vaima Perles....dunno if he still does).

Have a blast! You're truly going to Paradise on Earth, honey!
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Old March 1st, 2002, 12:09 PM
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Larry.....

He still has a link to their site, but it's in frames....

Here's a map

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Old March 6th, 2002, 03:20 PM
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Check out www.tahiti-perles.com , I bought my wife a pair of earrings at their Bora Bora store last year. They are not the least expensive but they have a good quality product. They also have a number of stores. Loose pearls are good if you don't like the settings they offer, and you can make them into whatever you like when you return home.
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Old December 30th, 2002, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: Tahitian Black Pearls

We will be going on the Tahitian Princess in April and I plan to buy a really nice strand while I am there. Can anyone give me some advice about bargaining for them and/or a reasonable expectation for price? (For the sake of arguement, lets say 13mm, 20 inch, green-black color, A quality?) I need to budget for them since this is going to be my Christmas present for 2002 and 2003
Great Forum, everyone --- I have enjoyed reading all the old posts!
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Old April 21st, 2003, 12:27 PM
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Anybody going to Moorea needs to go to Teva's - it's an artist/pottery studio & pearl shop - the best deal on quality pearls in all of the islands. I've been to the islands 4 times in the past 2 years - and by far Teva's is the fairest priced & best quality. I got a full strand of A & B (mixed) quality for about $850-900 US. It's amazing. And they are drop dead gorgeous. They close for long lunch - in typical French style, but it's worth it to schedule around the open hours. Check out the garden area - yes, that's their open air kitchen facing Cook's Bay! Awesome!
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