My love affair with south sea pearls just won’t stop. And not now when I finally saw and bought the most elusive of all: the peacock green tahitian pearls!
Meet my newest baby:
I got these stunning 10mm tahitian pearls by accident (or rather, by luck). My friends and I met up with our trusted jeweler (I got most of my south sea pearl earrings from her) and then I saw these beautiful peacock green pearls with diamond-encrusted removable jacket. It came with a pendant too. The price was on a high side but I wanted the pearl earrings so much I asked if I could just have those. She said it will be difficult to find the exact peacock green pearl to match the pendant so she prodded me to take the pendant too.
As much as I like taking the pendant too I know I won’t be wearing it much (unlike the earrings which I wear everyday). I was already holding to the earrings, hoping she will agree to give it to me.
Thankfully, my friend liked the pearl pendant too and decided to take it! Now I could have the earrings, and at a discounted price I could afford! (discounted because my jeweler took off the price of the removable jacket and pendant)
Don’t you just love the fascinating colors of blue and green in these pearls? Here are more natural shots of the pearls:
Love, love, love ’em!
Hi Leah, can you share your trusted alahera with me? Mine has retired na to the province and I don’t know anyone here in Manila. I need to have some pieces cleaned and some loose stones made into jewelry. You can email me – starlitgrove AT gmail – her details. Would appreciate it!
Hi Tala! How are you? I just sent you a mail =)
Jessa Patiño-Pizarro says
Hi lea…i came across your blog since i was googling on pearls. i’m going to visit puerto princesa palawan soon. Any idea if the ones they sell there are authentic.
Hi Jessa! Palawan is known for the gold south sea variety. If you’re staying at a hotel, ask them the direction going to the market selling pearls. To make sure you’re not buying fakes, look for some with very negligible fish marks and compare with the others for the luster. The better the luster is, the more valuable it is.
Good luck on your pearl shopping, and haggle hard! I have an officemate who was able to buy 10mm golden south sea pearls for only P3,000!!! It’s a steal!
Hi Leah! Your blog is so informative. I am an avid SSP lover too.. My recent baby was a dangling tahitian pearl earring which I bought last Nov in Palawan during our family trip costs me 18k 🙁 I wish I have read your blog sooner so i have an idea. The loose pearls I saw are somewhere between 3.5-5k each. i am so thrilled that you bought 3 SSP for less than 5k. I hope to get some like those in our next trip. I also realized from your blog that it is better to buy loose pearls and have them customized by alahera. Problem is I have no trusted alahera like you. I would usually buy my SSPs at Kultura at SMeverytime they go on sale. Would you mind giving me a price range on how much it will cost me to make a white or gold earring/pakaw for loose leaf. Thanks so much! God bless