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South China Pearl Necklace

$78.00

Price: $78.00

Item# :2000509

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According to Chinese legend, pearls are the tears of dragons as they fight in the stormy sky. In reality, many of China’s pearls are harvested in freshwater rivers in the south. This dramatic strand of iridescent, freshwater mabe pearls in shades ranging from copper to gunmetal to burgundy is inspired by the gem’s mythic origins.


Mabe pearls, also known as blister pearls, are a type of cultured pearl that grows against the flat inner surface of a mollusk rather than within the mollusk’s body. They can seem more like a poured molten material than like a traditional spherical pearl. When a mabe pearl is removed from the shell wall, the nucleus—the "seed" that is inserted to begin culturing the pearl—is sometimes removed and replaced with a filler material. In the case of our South China Pearl Necklace, that inner seed is actually another tiny pearl and is left in place.


One strand, hand-strung in China. No clasp. 56"L.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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South China Pearl Necklace
 
3.4

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful, better than description

I had seen this product shown in your catalog for several years. I usually do not purchase from catalogs because items usually are a disappointment. NOT this time. I am very pleased with...Read complete review

I had seen this product shown in your catalog for several years. I usually do not purchase from catalogs because items usually are a disappointment. NOT this time. I am very pleased with the quality, uniqueness, iridescent colors. The long length is very useable. Thank you

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Extremely Disappointed

I read the reviews and took a chance that I would receive a quality strand, not the substandard product of most reviews. I did not. The colors are beautiful which is why I...Read complete review

I read the reviews and took a chance that I would receive a quality strand, not the substandard product of most reviews. I did not. The colors are beautiful which is why I ordered. The product was extremely poor quality and not 'pearls' at all. Each bead was a blob of some poured substance, plastic or resin perhaps. They were flat on the bottom and overflow of said made substance was evident in puddling attached to bead. Shame on you Nat Geo for carrying and promoting such a product! Obviously, I sent them back and will be very wary of future purchases.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the muted colors.

By Leisa

from New Orleans

Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

Long enough to make 3 strands!
Wish they had matching earrings to go with it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Extremely Disappointed

By Data

from San Luis Obispo, Ca

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Loved the colors

Cons

  • Poor poor quality
  • These Can Not Be Pearls
  • They Are Blobs Of Plastic

Best Uses

    Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

    I read the reviews and took a chance that I would receive a quality strand, not the substandard product of most reviews. I did not. The colors are beautiful which is why I ordered. The product was extremely poor quality and not 'pearls' at all. Each bead was a blob of some poured substance, plastic or resin perhaps. They were flat on the bottom and overflow of said made substance was evident in puddling attached to bead. Shame on you Nat Geo for carrying and promoting such a product! Obviously, I sent them back and will be very wary of future purchases.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Color and length met expectations

    By Meddie

    from Delmarva, MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

        Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

        Have enjoyed wearing the necklace. The colors and length go with many of my clothes. Delivery was appropriate.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By RAM

        from Sarasota, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

        First necklace was damaged, replacement was of poor quality, kept damaged necklace and returned the replacement. Still contemplating what to do because the necklace is that attractive.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        "not really pearls"

        By Cathy the nurse

        from Rome, NY

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

        I bought this necklace for myself and am very disappointed in the quality. Many of the man-made beads have flat sides, sharp edges, and a metal disc visible in the center.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful, better than description

        By DJane

        from Carmel, In

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Intriguingly Unique
        • Length Adapts
        • Length Adapts To Several

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blends With Colors

          Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

          I had seen this product shown in your catalog for several years. I usually do not purchase from catalogs because items usually are a disappointment. NOT this time. I am very pleased with the quality, uniqueness, iridescent colors. The long length is very useable. Thank you

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I'm not very impressed with the quality

          By Patti

          from Cedartown, GA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor quality for the pric
            • poor workmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

              Every day use only.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT GIFT

              By PATRICK

              from CAPE COD, MA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

              MANY COLORS, GOES WITH EVERYTHING
              WEAR AS SINGLE STRAND, DOUBLE IT, OR TRIPLE IT TO A CHOKER

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful and unique

              By PammyJ

              from Haiti

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

              Long, beautiful, unique - can wear with many different things, different colors, and in different ways.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              colour too dark, shape too rough

              By The Twin Fish

              from Hong Kong

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Cheap-looking
                • Not elegant

                Best Uses

                  Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

                  Unfortunately, the colour of the pearls is almost black on top of the fact that the shape is so rough that make it look like a string of little stones. Don't think that it's worth that money and wish that Nat Geo had paid attention to quality control on what it is selling. Very disappointing not just with the product but with Nat Geo Shop as well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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