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Champon Pearl Farm

Tahaa, French Polynesia
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About Champon Pearl Farm
Selling the pearls we produce on our farm, providing one of the largest stock of pearls in various shapes, round, baroque, and sizes, from little ones to big pearls. Several big pearls, rare stock. Jewels mounted on the farm. The quality of our pearls is of highest importance to us, and much-sought. We offer our guests a free visit of the farm, to get the public into a deep knowledge of the pearl culture, of our work process, and of the quality criterion that apply to a pearl. Give us a phone call to plan your visit, in the morning or the day before, so we can give you our best.
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Cynthia H wrote a review Sep 2020
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California139 contributions22 helpful votes
After a disappointment visiting an off-shore pearl farm on Huahine, we were delighted with the private tour and personal attention at the Champon Pearl Farm on Taha'a. The pearl cultivation process is so interesting, who knew that one oyster could make 5 or 6 perfectly colored pearls in a lifetime? The shop and saleswomen were very helpful in selecting our treasures.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from fermeperlierechampon, Propriétaire at Champon Pearl Farm
Responded Sep 13, 2020
Hi, Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit at the pearl farm! Best regards Maeva
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Many1975mx wrote a review Nov 2019
mexico city2 contributions2 helpful votes
The Farm is charming and the explanation very good but I felt cheated on this place. The Pearl farm has an extensive inventory of pearls ranging from 180 usd to 35,000 usd dollars for a collar. We spend 1500 euros in a simple ring and a five pearl collar in our visit. The owner a lady with a French attitude was not really eager to negotiate so we paid. After some more days in the Island of Raiatea we came to know other sellers with same quality at much better prices. At the end I bought another collar for my wife with a lot more pearls probably 50 pearls at a third of the price Champon had for a similar piece (picture below) Remember this houses pay commission to the people taking you there and that they can be tourist traps. Do your homework, visit several stores and sellers, compare and you will save a lot of money. Other sellers had half the price and even a third of the prices of this establishment.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from fermeperlierechampon, Gérant at Champon Pearl Farm
Responded Jan 8, 2020
Hi, I will rectify the price range you are talking about : the least expensive pearls we are selling are 14 USD and the least expensive jewels are 30 USD. The most expensive is, as you said, around 35 000 USD, but that is just one piece, the nicest we have : a necklace with more than 100 round big pearls set on silk with a knot between each pearl (that is how good quality strands of pearls should be made) and a clasp in 18ct gold and diamonds. Indeed, we are trying to focus on high quality jewels by using 18ct gold for our best pearls, so of course it is not "cheap". The pearl grading is question of 3 things : size, shape and quality. However price is also question of production. For example, we leave the oysters 18months in the water before harvesting, many other pearl farm will only keep them for 9 months. Therefor they will have similar pearls, but twice more what we get. Indeed, in this case you can divide the price by 2 and make cheap pearl! The main difference will not be in the size, the shape or the quality, it will be the thickness of mother of pearl around the nucleus, not visible at first. Excluding the fact that you are buying more a nucleus than a pearl, a pearl without a good thickness of mother of pearl will unfortunately not last... The necklace that you bought is made on a cable (that could rust or oxidize) with a clasp, I hope, in silver (maybe not, do you know?). We are not even making those necklaces here, there is no comparison possible... cheap setting, cheap pearls, make a cheap jewel of course... and you should not have paid for more. do you have a certificate of authenticity to know where the pearls are from? Best regards Maeva
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Anne R wrote a review Jun 2019
Quebec City, Canada134 contributions44 helpful votes
It was pouring rain when we stopped at this ferme perlière, but the lady whom greeted us was very friendly and explained us all the process of farming oysters and cultivating pearls, so we forgot about the bad weather! They also have a nice selection of jewelry to chose from.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Katt21 wrote a review Apr 2019
Maui, Hawaii137 contributions11 helpful votes
This was a very interesting part of our tour. We learned how the Pearl's are formed and grown. I am amazed at the process. They have lots if beautiful jewelry to choose from - earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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cfabbott51 wrote a review Feb 2019
Escondido, California14 contributions6 helpful votes
Thank you for a wonderful visit last month (January 2019). We came to your lovely pearl farm as part of an island tour with Arii Moana Tours. Your home is beautiful, and everyone we encountered were so gracious (including the children, dogs, and sweet little calico cat that sat in my lap as I chose a pair of gorgeous earrings!). In anticipation of making a purchase during the several weeks we were cruising various islands, I had researched the grading and qualities of South Polynesian pearls, and the manager of the hotel we stayed at pre-cruise in Papeete was quite knowledgeable and gave me a booklet, and price estimates. Champon Pearl Farm was educational, informative, and totally honest about the grading and quality of their merchandise. The prices were fair, and there was no pressure to buy. Thank you, and I will have great memories every time I wear my lovely earrings!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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