What started out as a personal search turned into growing business.
We have always been disappointed in both the quality and the price of pearls
and pearl jewelry in local jewelry stores. All the pearl strands that we had
looked at for years were dull, not round and often had pits. Not only this, but
all of them they
were so expensive. We thought surely there had to be better quality pearls available in
this day and age. Surely we did not need to pay $6,000 and up from exclusive
jewelers in New York or California to find the quality we wanted.
After researching the process of culturing pearls, we were surprised but not entirely shocked at the sheer
number of distributors, resellers and others that a single pearl will pass
through on its way to your home. Starting at the pearl farm a single pearl can
pass through buyers, wholesalers, distributors, importers, manufacturers,
retailers and more until it finally lands in the hands of the customer. With
each person in this chain increasing the price up to 100%, this often pushes the
price of pearl jewelry out of reach for most people.
We though that if we could buy as close to the origin of the pearl as possible,
we could finally get the quality of pearl that we were looking for and at a
price that was reasonable. What we found was amazing! We found breathtaking
pearls that were not just reasonable in price, but absurdly less than what was
from the exclusive jewelers. We even found pearls that were rarely even talked
about, much less available, from those same jewelry stores.
As our friends and our family started asking questions about the pearls
we had found (questions like "Where did you get THOSE?" and "Where can I get them?"), we
realized that we could help others own the same high quality pearls at a
price they could afford. Pearls that would turn heads, pearls they could pass
down to their children, luxurious pearls, pearls that would appraise for as much
as 5 times what they paid.
As our "business" grew, we grew also. Today we are able to source our own
pearls, bypass all the middlemen and using today's technology, offer them to you
as prices far below what you will pay in a retail store. We have also become
very choosy in what we offer. By sourcing our own pearls we are able to offer
only the top 3% of the pearl harvest each year. This means that we carry only
the best (AA+ and AAA quality) pearls - nothing less.
This is our commitment to you - only the best quality pearls available at the
best possible price.
Stephen and Angela
Pearls by Angela Carol