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Sibani Perles

Address: Le Pahia Shopping Center, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
Phone Number: +689 40677575
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Didier Sibani began his interest in Tahitian Black Pearls working alongside Coco Chaze on the atoll...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Didier Sibani began his interest in Tahitian Black Pearls working alongside Coco Chaze on the atoll of Manihi in the Tuamotu Archipelago. In 1973, Sibani established himself as one of the pioneers of the Tahitian Pearl Industry. By 2001, the SIBANI Pearls group has grown to 69 boutiques around the world. At the heart of the Polynesian South Pacific, lies our flagship retail store in Vaitape, Bora Bora. We create a local and comfortable atmosphere through our bamboo decor and friendly professional staff, whom are well educated in the history and value of the Tahitian Black Pearls. We pride ourselves in educating our clientele about every bit of the production process concerning the cultured pearl. Our selection includes an overwhelming variety of pearls in all shapes, sizes and grades. Matched with pendants, earrings, and necklaces of silver or gold, we assist our clients to find their unique pearls, to highlight their unique persona. Open from 9am to 6pm Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays.
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Plainfield, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

On our recent cruise on the Statendam we had a chance to visit the Sibani pearl gallery. It was a delightful experience learning about the Pearls and getting a chance to talk in length with Mr Sibani and his very knowledgeable staff. I found out that even the time of the year a pearl is harvested can influence the color... More 

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Didier S, Propriétaire at Sibani Perles, responded to this review

Dear customer Ia Ora na I the wonderful world of the pearl there are many secrets that only a few specialists know. As a pioneer in this field for over 45 years I have the chance to handle them well. Actually our pearls are different from those usually found in local market by their colours and brightnesses that differentiated to... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We stopped at this port in Bora Bora on a cruise. We had snorkeled in the morning and returned to the shops to find some pearls. We had also visited a couple of pearl farms previously, but did not find anything suitable. We were in and out of 6 or 7 stores in Bora Bora but just did not feel... More 

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Didier S, Propriétaire at Sibani Perles, responded to this review

Dear Client Ia Ora na, In Sibani Pearls Jewellery we receive and process the customer as we would be when we are travelling and we need nice and honest people to advise us and leave us a nice memory of our purchase. This is the rule in our jewellery. Respect, courtesy and professionalism. Thank you for your trust and thank... More 

Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were on a cruise around the islands in December. We visited several pearl farms and jewelry stores and found a perfect little pendant for our daughter at Sibani's.. The staff was very friendly and patient while we looked through several trays. They explained the duty free process and how to turn in the paper work at the airport. You... More 

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Didier S, Propriétaire at Sibani Perles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your nice message. We hope that you will enjoy your pearl for a very long time and if you need anything, please come back to us, we will happy to help. Happy New Year 2015 More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My husband and I visited Bora Bora for the first time at the beginning of Dec and my girlfriend told me I had to buy Tahitian pearls. Well, I wasn't sure where to buy or how much it was going to cost. We walked into Sibani Perles and off the bat I felt welcomed and yet, not pressured into buying... More 

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Didier S, Propriétaire at Sibani Perles, responded to this review

Dear guest, Being the oldest Tahitian pearls shop in French Polynesia and therefore in the world, and this for over 40 years, we have gained experience allows us to offer our customers the best products at the best prices. For us, the image of the Tahitian pearl in the world is more important than the mere sale of jewellery. We... More 

Morton, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Stopped in at Sibani Perles Viatape, Bora Bora specifically to buy some black pearls. The staff was very helpful and answered all my questions. I wasn't pressured at all to buy and the clerk was very patient to let me look through the trays of pearls several times. I picked up a Tahiti travel brochure at the airport in Papeete... More 

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Didier S, Propriétaire at Sibani Perles, responded to this review

Dear Client Ia Orana, In our business we need to be very professional, friendly, honest and of course offer the best products at the right prices. It is this simple reasoning that allows us to be in French Polynesia the uncontested leader in the jewellery field and that for more than 40 Years. But it is thanks to you, our... More 

Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I had shopped at several jewelry stores while in Bora-Bora. We were attracted to this particular shop specifically because of the Trip Advisor sign in the window. The sales representative was extremely patient as I looked at many, many pearls. I never felt pressured to buy any particular piece of jewelry. She listened and recommended the perfect... More 

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Didier S, Propriétaire at Sibani Perles, responded to this review

Thanks guest Ia Orana e Maeva, Yes we know that customers do not like to have pressure when making a purchase and specially a jewel. It's not really fair and we refuse to try to forced sales. This is something that many of our customers comments and thanks us for our polite welcome. Hope to see you again in Bora... More 

Upland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I recently shopped at Sibani Perles while in Bora Bora. I found their selection of pearls to be amazing and the staff to be exceptional. They had some very unique colors of pearls that other shops did not have as well as unusual designs and settings to really show off their pearls. Their prices were reasonable for the quality, design... More 

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Didier S, Propriétaire at Sibani Perles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Ia orana e Maeva, Thank you for your nice message. The Tahitian Pearls comes from the "Tuamotu" and "Gambier" atolls. The water temperatures are not the same and the colours of the pearls are not similar. Our pearls come from those two archipelagos and we are the shop who can offer this exceptional variety of colours. Hope to... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband and I had the most wonderful time shopping at this store. We had visited many other pearl stores in town, but this place that had the best selection and customer service. We were helped by Leigh, who was absolutely amazing! She spent so much time patiently showing us piece after piece, encouraging us to try things on, even... More 

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Didier S, Propriétaire at Sibani Perles, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Sonja, Thanks a lot for your nice message. Leigh just joint the Sibani Team few months ago after passed her diplomas at the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) and as she comes from U.S.A. she feels very free with all our American customers. She adopts immediately the "Sibani Pearls" philosophy. "The client comes first" Our Guests need help... More 

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Yoshiko helped us select beautiful Tahitian pearls to make a unique bracelet and earring set. When the bracelet was delivered to the Wind Spirit, it was too small. Mr. Sibani and his family made sure that it was made right, and delivered it to our hotel on Tahiti, with no extra cost for the extra pearls. We are more than... More 

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Didier S, Propriétaire at Sibani Perles, responded to this review

Hello dear client, Our role is to ensure our customers (we call them guests) a quality service and we are responsible for any errors on our part. Yuriko actually did not correctly measured the size of your bracelet and if we have to add a few Pearls is up to us to ensure the delivery cost. It is our philosophy... More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beautiful store with service and staff with knowledge about the pearl culture. They will explain and help you find a great piece of jewelry or other decorative items. Loved my visit there to help friends choose a necklace. Recommend a visit and browse at least.

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Didier S, Propriétaire at Sibani Perles, responded to this review

Dear Clients, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our Store, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our friendliness and hospitality. Our staff members take their roles in the retail sector very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service along with great prices on jewelry that... More 

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