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I love pearls, especially pink ones! I believe that Freshwater Pearls are the most simple yet elegant jewelry a woman can wear. What is more beautiful than a pearl necklace paired with matching Pearl Earrings!
About Pearl Paradise!
Information from website.
At PearlParadise.com we pride ourselves on having one of the largest pearl inventories in the United States. With a full range of cultured Akoya pearls, South Sea and Tahitian pearls, and freshwater pearls, our inventory exceeds 1,000,000 pearls. This is equivalent to more than 17,000 strands, or almost 1000 pounds of pearls! All of our inventory is stored on our premises in a custom-built, 1400-cubic-foot vault.
While more than 99% of our customers shop happily online at www.pearlparadise.com, our local customers here in Los Angeles love the experience of combing through thousands of pearl strands to find the perfect piece to fit their taste. The strand is then strung, while they wait, with a solid gold clasp of their choice. With such a tremendous inventory, we also allow our customers to choose individual pearls from our large vault of undrilled, loose pearls. We then drill the pearls, and mount them into a setting of their choice, expertly completed within 15 minutes. The PearlParadise experience has made its own name here in the Los Angeles area, and we have proudly provided fine pearl jewelry to over 200 celebrities, many of whom are repeat shoppers and swear by the PearlParadise brand.
The reason we carry such a large inventory is simple: Our pearls are the best value in the United States, and we sell more pearls than any other single pearl store in the country. Because we source and sell our pearls on such a high-volume basis, we are able to offer the top quality pearls at prices unparalleled by any other retail outlet. Price for quality, we have no competition - period.
Our founder, Jeremy Shepherd, personally travels to Asia and the Far East several times each year, and consistently brings back more than 4,000 strands of loose pearls to our offices. Each of these loose strands that he and his assistant hand-select from the absolute top percentage of every harvest are hand-carried back to the United States, and expertly strung and finished locally.
Compared to a jewelry store, our company is structured very differently. Selling at such a high volume allows Pearl Paradise to source in bulk directly from pearl farms, which means we are paying dramatically less for our pearls than other pearl sellers. Providing us with an added edge, we are the only consumer-direct pearl retailer in the world that owns a pearl farm in China. Being internet-based, we reach a far broader (national and international) customer base than a small, local brick-and-mortar store possibly can. Additionally, although our showroom/office is nearly 3000 square feet, we operate primarily as an office, so our overhead is much less. Whereas a traditional storefront requires expensive retail space, display cases, security, staffing, and advertising, we've eliminated these costly expenses, which has an great impact on pricing. Lastly, with online orders coming in continuously from all over the country and the world, our turnover is so quick that we never add the typical 300% profit margin that jewelry stores do - our profit margins are trimmed down so that you get the best deal the first time you shop.
Ultimately, we want our customers to make educated choices when shopping for pearls. We always encourage our customers to compare our pearls to the ones for sale in their local jewelry shop or department store, so that they can see for themselves what the same strand, identical in size, color, and quality, would cost at regular retail prices. Whenever they do, those happily surprised customers come back to us with glowing words.
My Pearl Paradise Experience!
I am very excited to say that this is my second time to review a product from Pearl Paradise! A year ago I reviewed their pink to peach pearl necklace and absolutely love it. This year I received a pair of pink to peach pearl earrings. These earrings are graded AAA quality which means they are completely round and blemish free. Each pearl purchase comes with a certified appraisal. My pair of earrings appraisal value is $270 and are available for purchase for only $41! Markup on freshwater pearls in retail stores can be up to 80%, but buying directly from Pearl Paradise you can purchase pearls for the fraction of the cost. Along with the appraisal you receive an informative dvd and pearl cleaning cloth.
My pearl earrings match wonderful with my pearl necklace! I really like the size of the pearl earrings. They are slightly larger than the pearls on my necklace, but wearing them together looks really good. The earrings are still the same great quality of my necklace. It is so nice to have a matching set now!
Buy It! You can purchase directly from Pearl Paradise. Use code 'ROSE' to receive 10% off the same pair of earrings (FWE240P) until December 28th!
WIN IT! Pearl Paradise is giving away one pair of pearl earrings just like I received to a Take Time to Smell the Rose Reader! Please note that previous Pearl Paradise blog winners are not eligible.
You have the chance to enter several entries by the doing the following. Each one counts as 1 entry unless otherwise specified. I am now making it a requirement to follow my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect to enter my giveaways.
- MANDATORY ENTRY(You also must be following my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect)-counts as 1: AND visit Pearl Paradise to look around and leave the link of another pearl product you would love to own yourself.
- Subscribe to my blog via email with Feedburner (on right side bar).
- Blog about my giveaway linking back to this giveaway AND Pearl Paradise. Leave the URL where you blogged. 6 entries!
- Grab my Take Time to Smell the Rose button. Leave URL where it is posted.
- Grab my Take Time to Share Your Giveaway Sunday button. Leave URL where it is posted.
- Grab my Bump 2 Baby event button. Leave URL where it is posted.
- Follow Smell_the_Rose AND PearlParadise on Twitter AND tweet about this giveaway. After initial "tweet" you may gain an extra entry each day. Limit 1 tweet a day. Leave URL where you tweeted in your comment. Please use this copy & paste tweet:
- 'Like' Pearl Paradise on Facebook and write a message on their wall that I sent you. 3 entries!
- Subscribe to the Pearl Paradise Newsletter. 3 entries!
- 'Like' Take Time to Smell the Rose on Facebook. 3 entries!
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Giveaway ends Friday, December 24, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.(CST) Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.
This giveaway is open to USA residents ONLY . Must be 18 years old or older to win. Previous Pearl Paradise blog winners are not eligible.
The thoughts and opinions expressed on my blog are my own and are not swayed by any monetary or product compensation. I received a complimentary pair of pearl earrings and no other compensation was received.
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