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Eva Perles Pearl Buying

close to "Bank of Tahiti", Maharepa 98728, French Polynesia
+689 40561010
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Maharepa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Traveler Description: Should your driving around the island of Moorea take you pass the village of Maharepa, Look for the turquoise colored flags next to the bank of... more »
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New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I decided soon after we planned our honeymoon that I wanted a pearl pendant as a souvenir. I started doing some research and found that Eva's had the best reviews. I decided that was where we'd get my pendant from. As soon as we walked in the shop we were greated by Soelie. She couldn't have been sweeter. She let... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I just returned to my hotel from buying my pearl pendant from Soelie, Eva's assistant. She is a lovely young lady who was very knowledgeable and extremely articulate in explaining the pearl buying process. Even though my budget was modest, she assured me she would be able to find something in my price range. After my choice, Soelie made sure... More

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Gainesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Buying pearls from Eva was one of many great memories of our weddingmoon in French Polynesia. We stayed in Moorea for 4 nights before going to Bora Bora for our wedding. I knew buying black pearls in Moorea would be a much better choice than buying in Bora Bora(mainly because of the price). I also did a little research online... More

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Park Ridge, New Jersey, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I spent a week in Moorea for our honeymoon. Naturally my wife wanted to purchase a black pearl as momento of our honeymoon and since Tahiti is famous for their black pearls. After visiting multiple pearl shops and jewelers some of which with signs claiming "40% off" all of which were over priced and pushy, we thought... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Eva is exremely helpful - providing a thorough overview of the pearl industry in the region, putting to bed some myths around where they come from, how reliable x-raying is, and what to look for. Great pearls, nice settings, no presure. Eva also explained how the tax-reclaim works and provided an idiots guide (very helpful for me!). My wife chose... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We spent a week on Morea, and so had quite a bit of time to look at pearls in a number of different venues. As I had come to the conclusion that the pearls I liked but were too expensive for me, I had almost decided to look no more when we went into Eve Perles. We were made welcome... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Eva Perles was an experience I will never forget. The owner and designer of the pearls is both passionate and talented which is shown in her designs. Going around all the other pearls shops in Tahiti, she was also one of the most reasonable. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Eva,I do want to thank you for your personal attention and time devoted to making my purchase of a special gift for myself especially rewarding. I was amazed to have you present me with a choice of four individual necklaces specifically designed after our conversation about my preferences regarding the various pearls. You are truly an artist as I told... More

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Windsor
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We were on our honeymoon in Moorea, and looking for a pearl bracelet for my birthday. We came across Eva's shop early in our trip, and were impressed with the quality and selection of jewellery as well as Eva's friendly assistant who we spoke with for some time. I saw a bracelet I liked but not wanting to rush in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Shop was a short moped ride from the Hilton Resort. Soelie spent a very long time with us explaining about the quality of the pearls and helping me select the right pieces. Unfortunately, the ring that I loved did not come in my size. It is a must stop on your tour of Moorea. The prices were very com... More

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