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Black Pearls in Rarotonga

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Black Pearls in Rarotonga

We are visiting Rarotonga in September and I have read a lot about the beautiful black pearls you can buy there.

Some people have mentioned that they have found a local that sells black pearls; the same items he sells in town, for 50% off in his house. Does anyone know where to find this place or any other suggestions as to where to buy (names, address etc) would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Jojo

PS: are they the same quality you would get in Tahiti?

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1. Re: Black Pearls in Rarotonga

If you type in the words, black pearls, in the Search In Cook Islands forums search box on this page, you will get three pages all about black pearls that others have asked and have been answered. I'm sure you will get an answer to your question with a little research. Chuck...

Australia
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Chuck , this is fantastic!!

Very much apreciated.

Jojo

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3. Re: Black Pearls in Rarotonga

I know the best place to black pearls at a great place .........

The Perfume Factory on the back road above Avarua is the place. You must ask them to show you their selections as they are not displayed openly.

Yup, I know, the pearls aren't as nice as the expensive places. True, but the fact is very few people can tell the difference. Do you want to bring home "a pearl" or a bag ful! My wife calls it her yearly "bag of marbles" .....................

Australia
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Thank you tikiintahiti!

I have just read about this place in another post. Sounds like this is a very popular place. I am hoping to have the pearls set, so any imperfections may be hidden.

Appreciate your reply.

Jojo

San Luis Obispo
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5. Re: Black Pearls in Rarotonga

You are correct about the mounting. My wife always buys un-mounted pearls and brings them home. Once home she takes them to a jeweler she knows and has them mounted. Wonderful Christmas presents at a realistic price. BTW, so many bypass the pearl with a inperfection but as you pointed out the mount can go there. Many pearls are "almost" perfect and can be had at a great price. Enjoy your "bag of marbles" .............

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