Pearls in Spain

Old Mar 6th, 2006, 04:48 PM
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Pearls in Spain

We will be in Malaga and then to the White towns and then on to Seville. When shopping I hope to buy pearls to bring back to my daughters. Is Spain still a good place to get them? If so are they a deal or not. Thanks
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Old Mar 6th, 2006, 06:55 PM
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Probably a lot easier to buy and import than swine.

Anybody old enough to remember 'Pearls before swine'?
Probabably not.
ttt then.
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Old Mar 6th, 2006, 07:39 PM
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I've never heard of pearls being a deal here in Spain before I know people who buys here cultivated pearls saying they are cheaper and better quality than others, but no real pearls I suppose they are as "cheap" as anywhere else
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Old Mar 6th, 2006, 07:50 PM
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I bought some at the duty free shop at the airport in Madrid, but others probably can provide better suggestions.
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Old Mar 6th, 2006, 08:09 PM
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Hammond5, are you referring to Majorica pearls? I purchased some beautiful sets of pearls (necklaces and earrings) while I was in Palma de Mallorca this summer. While the pearls are indeed beautiful, I think they are considered only costume jewelry, not fine jewelry. If I'm wrong, please correct me (I'd be grateful too!).

Checking out Saks and Nordstroms, I think my set from Spain is a bit cheaper in price than in the U.S. Even if it wasn't, I would still consider it a great souvenir for me to remember Palma by.
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Old Mar 6th, 2006, 08:15 PM
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mcnyc, they are as I said before, cultivated pearls They are good quality and beautiful, but can't compare with real ones..specially in price, that's why they are considered custom jewelry.
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