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South China Pearl Necklace

$75.00

Price: $75.00

Item# :2000509

Qty: Available, ready to ship.





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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.


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South China Pearl Necklace
 
3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (6)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Beautiful and unique

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

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

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        colour too dark, shape too rough

        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...Read complete review

        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.

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        (1 of 1 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
           
          4.0

          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
               
              1.0

              Disappointed

              By RAM

              from Sarasota, FL

              Verified Buyer

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                    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
                     
                    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

                      (1 of 1 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
                           
                          5.0

                          GREAT GIFT

                          By PATRICK

                          from CAPE COD, MA

                          Verified Buyer

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                                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

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Beautiful and unique

                                By PammyJ

                                from Haiti

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

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                                      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

                                      (3 of 3 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

                                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          pearls of wonder in a blend of colors

                                          By Babs

                                          from Las Vegas NV

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

                                          how about earrings to match

                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          I would buy this again

                                          By BrucesMom

                                          from Michigan

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Just As Pretty As Picture

                                          Cons

                                          • none

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Casual or dressy

                                          Comments about South China Pearl Necklace:

                                          I can see wearing this necklace with casual or dress. I have worn it mostly casual because I hardly ever go anywhere to get really dressed up.

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