Ha Long Pearl
Ha Long Pearl
3.5
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hanzen
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
You will get to see how beautiful pearls are cultured before you embark on a cruise along the Bay. If you have more than sufficient pocket money, you could also buy some of them. Unfortunately for me, my allowance was just enough for small souvenirs. I forgot the cruise that I took but they served good food, albeit served in quite a small portion for each guest. Anyway, our tour guide was amazing. It was in 2019 that I already forgot his name. Sorry.
Written November 3, 2022
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LJH
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I purchased a beautiful cameo there as a christmas gift to my mother. It was beautiful white/creamy colour with a little bit of tan colour on the arm and I loved that. After my mother wore the cameo, the tan turned very dark brown and the cream colour turned tan. I contacted Ha Long Pearl and asked about this and they said this is a normal/natural occurance. I expressed disatisfaction and asked if they could exchange my now dark brown cameo for a new white (the colour I actually purchased) and they did not bother to respond past the first, this is natural.
Written May 20, 2023
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Zoe W
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
The tour was interesting, but don’t buy any jewelry from them. I spent $60 on a pearl ring that looked really nice in the store. But after wearing it for a few days, the shiny silver started chipping off. They definitely aren’t honest about their merchandise.
Written December 20, 2018
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corrapaola
Bangkok, Thailand208 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We were on a 2 night cruise and they brought us to visit the pearl farm
Interesting explanation and we decided to buy 3 necklaces, with one Akoya pearl each necklace
2 were for gifts and one for me, I worn mine immediately, I was so happy, but unfortunately it only lasted one week and the silver thin chain broke without being pulled, simply wearing it
I went to a jewelry shop and had it repaired, they welded it with laser, I worn it again and in the same day, it broke in other 2 parts... so upset and disappointed I put it back in its box and will never wear it again and will not even gift the other two in order to avoid a miserable ending like mine
Written November 4, 2018
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CheltenhamBabs
Mornington, Australia182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Ha Long Pearl laboratory visit after our trip overnight on Halong bay was very interesting. With a group we visited this lab with its attached showroom and saw how pearls were made on the spot with live oysters. To see how the different kinds of pearls were made with such patience was great even though i knew how pearls were made it meant so much more seeing it for myself. I couldnt resist buying a set for myself at what i thought was a reasonable price of $50. Worth a visit after Halong Bay. (If you find this review helpful please tick the box tks )
Written September 3, 2015
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Gabrielle
Toronto, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
I came here as part of a Signature Royal cruise through Ha Long Bay, during our visit to the floating village and oyster farm. The listing on trip advisor says it’s closed, but it’s still open. If you are planning on buying pearls and are going on a cruise, I would highly recommend doing it here - apologies in advance for the long story about why, but I think it’s really important!

I had read quite a bit about pearls from Ha Long Bay before I came, and was hoping to buy some as a souvenir. However, it seemed that while they do produce pearls in Ha Long Bay that it is a risk at many of the places/vendors that the pearls are imported from China. I read a detailed post from what seemed like a reliable source about this specific place which said the pearls were high quality and produced at the farm itself. That being said, I don’t pretend to be an expert in pearls.

When we arrived by kayak you could see the oysters being farmed around the floating platform. Our guide (from the cruise) explained a bit about the different types of oysters, for eating and for making pearls. We then watched a worker demonstrate how a cultured pearl is made. It was very interesting.

The showroom here is small and modest which a felt was consistent with the size of the farm, and encouraged me that the pearls were in fact cultured there. The staff were happy to help out but not at all pushy. They knew the product well. I looked at a couple of pearls and found a beautiful one that I decided I wanted to buy. I asked about the possibility of a discount, and they said no but the price seemed reasonable so I decided to buy it. I’m very happy with it. It came with a certificate of authenticity for what that’s worth - I never know how valuable that is in these cases. I had read other reviews about saying the quality of the jewelry wasn’t great, so I bought the pearl loose with a plan to get it set at home. Again, I’m not an expert but to my eye the quality appears excellent.

Here is what is amazing. When we were back on the ship I got a call to my room asking me to come to the reception because there was a problem with the price of the pearl. I assumed they would say they had undercharged me (though I had checked the receipt and price carefully), but no. A woman from the shop had taken a boat to our ship because she realized they had actually significantly OVERcharged me (the price on the tag had been incorrect) and wanted to correct it. There was zero hassle doing this on my credit card and she apologized repeatedly.

I cannot express how incredibly impressed I am by this level of integrity and kindness. It would have been easy to say nothing and I would have never known the difference. I am so grateful to this woman for her honesty. Of course I thanked her profusely and told her there was absolutely no need to apologize at all! It sounds cheesy, but things like this really restore my faith in humanity.
Written October 25, 2019
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Jo-Ann
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17,214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We were included in a local group therefore we did not understand the explanation in Vietnamese. We had to wait for a European group to come in order to join an “English” group. Only 1 or 2 people can speak English at the farm. Everything is depended on the translators, so frustrating. Since it is a tourist spot, they should more English speaking translators around.
Written August 10, 2018
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Chloe P
Chiang Mai, Thailand2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
We were dragged here as part of a Ha Long Bay cruise, it's a total typical tourist trap; "let's give people a brief overview of how we implant pearls into oysters in our 'museum' then throw them into a shop". We went kayaking here as part of our tour and I'm honestly disgusted with all the waste around the bay, profusely waste from the oyster farm; disused cages, plastic baskets, netting, bamboo poles, and a hell of a lot more. To say Ha Long Bay is credited with being beautiful and stunning, to be dragged here and shown how little regard is held for the natural environment is incredibly disappointing. If your tour brings you here, just be prepared before you get off.
Written July 6, 2018
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Domnica Bodea
Cluj-Napoca, Romania118 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
This farm has a few cute dogs, very friendly with tourists - they say. But there is a very dangerous dog living here - extremely jealous, so jealous that he almost killed a small cute puppy that had the courage to play with some of the tourists on our boat. We assisted to this horrible event and the locals didn’t do much, the poor little puppy was in so much pain. They promised to take care of him and to bring a vet, unfortunately there are no vets in Halong Bay...As an advice, please do not play with them. I posted a photo with the ‘puppy killer’, it’s a huge dog.
Written March 5, 2018
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Kyaw M
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar963 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Visiting the pearl farm was interesting.We visited there by a boat from the cruise boat.There are many tourist visiting this pearl farm.They explain one group after another,They show us how their process are from the beginning to the end.After that we enter their shop selling pearls from rings,earing to neckless.
Written April 12, 2017
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