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Sibani Perles

Address: Le Pahia Shopping Center, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
Phone Number: +689 40677575
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Ranked #2 of 16 Shopping in Vaitape
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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camarillo, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped in several pearl stores, but were very pleased with the friendliness of a new employee (from the US whose boyfriend worked at the Hilton). She was very helpful and we felt no pressure in the buying experience. My girlfriend was very pleased with the pearl. All the customs forms were given and completely explained.

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

Dear Guest, Thank for your kind message. For us the service and the quality of our jewels are the most important. We do not only want to just make a sale but we are looking first for a full client satisfaction. If you are happy with your jewellery shop, you will share your joy with your friends. (As you did... More 

Fernie, British Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We were in Bora Bora with the Aranui III, and I knew in advance that I was interested in buying a black pearl pendant for myself and one for my daughter. I happened into Sibani because it was near an internet cafe we used, and went in to browse. The lady who offered her assistance was so lovely, asking about... More 

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

Dear customer, Ia Orana and thank you for your purchases. We are really happy to know that you are satisfied with your purchase in SIBANI Pearls, the older jeweller in French Polynesia, but we are also very happy that you conclude that we are also very competitive in our pricing. This is one of the points on which we do... More 

Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I were in French Polynesia and wanted to bring home some inexpensive black pearls - basically rejects - for our grown son to keep as a novelty item on his bar - he is a big pirate fan. We were hoping to find some for under $20 each and pick up 3 of them for him .... More 

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

Dear customer, Ia Orana, First, we thank you for your nice message and for your confidence. As many customers you were looking to find some cheap pearls to using them for fantasy jewels. But it’s important to consider the good quality Pearls and the rejected Pearls. The rejected Pearls represent an important part of the pearls harvest but it’s prohibited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My husband and I took a cruise on the Statendam that stopped for two days in Bora Bora. The shopping specialist on board, Luke, arranged for a small group to spend a special evening at Sibani Jewelers. The staff was extremely attentive and answered all of our questions about the pearls, how to judge quality, and pricing. The selection was... More 

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

Dear guest, thanks a lot for your nice comment. Yes we really pay attention to our clients and we respect also the jewels we sell. Our jewels come from Italy and France and not as 90% of the jewelry shops around, from China. Respect of the client, respect of the jewels and specialy the Pearl, it's our duty and we... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We were on the Oceania cruise, Marina and purposely went to the Sibani Perles shop in Bora Bora. We found a beautiful bracelet that had 11.5 - 12mm muticolored pearls. The soft colors and mostly B grade pearls were beautiful. I have worn them frequently since purchasing them last week! The two young ladies that attended to us were knowlegeable... More 

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

Dear guest, "I wear bracelets every day and look forward to wearing this beautiful bracelet regularly".... That is the message we love to receive from our clients. We know that we are one of the cheaper jewelry shop and the one who present the most beautiful pearls, but first we consider that as a pioneer in the pearl industry in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I recently found the perfect pearl ring at Sibani Perles in Bora Bora. After looking at pearls through all of the Tahitian Islands, I found the staff at Sibani's knowledgeable, friendly and willing to find just the right ring for me. The setting, and pearl were exactly what I was looking for and I found their prices to be very... More 

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

Thank you for your nice comment and we are very happy if you find in our shop your dreaming jewel. That is the most important for us. Thanks again and best regards More 

Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Had a 3 day stopover in Bora Bora on a cruise. Went in on day one and was helped graciously without any pressure to buy. Went back on day 2 as after looking around, felt that the quality and price were terrific. Yuriko was very sweet, informative and helpful. Mr. Sibani spent a long time explaining the history and process... More 

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

Dear guest Ia Orana, First in Sibani Pearls the boss is YOU and we must to give you respect. Also it's our and it’s our duty to explain all the important informations that you need to know when you want to buy a Tahitian Pearl. Why we have to try to push the sales? No usually we suggest our client... More 

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
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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
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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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