Friday, November 9, 2012

Pearl Distributors Black Akoya Bracelet Review & Giveaway **Closed**


 
I hope that this picture does this beautiful Black Akoya Bracelet justice. I took lots of them and will show you some other angles in a few minutes. I was privileged to be chosen by Pearl Distributors to show you this awesome bracelet and it is really all that and more.  I will wear this often and with great pride because it is only one of two real pearl bracelets that I own so I treasure both of them.
 
I don't know if you know much about Pearl Distributors but they are a large company that deals in all kinds of pearls beside the one that you see above.  They have Freshwater Pearls, Freshwater Orient, Hanadama Pearls, South Sea Pearls, Black Tahitian Pearls and of course the Akoya Pearls. I actually never really knew that there were so many different kinds of pearls, did you?
 
 
There, that is somewhat better, isn't it? You can almost see the fine work done on the silver clasp that holds the bracelet together when you have it on your arm. I know everyone always thinks and says that they want white pearls and I leaned heavily that way but something about these just grabbe ahold of me and couldn't let go.  Pearl Distributors sent this bracelet in a beautiful leather bound case with velvet on the inside which was black or I would have taken a picture of that for you also. But black on black did not show up very well, so I let that one go. The thing about this beautiful clasp is that once it is on, it hardly budges! It may seem dainty but it packs a wallop of a punch as it holds together and won't let the bracelet fall off.
 
The colors that they have available are of course, white, black, peach/pink, lavender, and multicolored. Then you have your choice of all the different sizes of the pearl to think about. This one is a 6.0-6.5mm black Akoya Pearl that is AA+ quality saltwater cultured pearl and are hand selected for Size, Shape, Body and Luster. They even double string fine silk by hand and even knot between each pearl. Alot of love goes into these pearls that are made by hand.
 
 
This is what is on my Appraisal that they send out with each piece of pearl jewelry so that you know what you are getting and what it is worth. I never dreamed in a million years that I would have such a beautiful bracelet that is both awesome and have such a high value also, especially this late in life with things so tough economy wise. We have had to really pull in the purse strings and don't do much anymore other than maybe a night once every 2 or 3 months we go out to eat somewhere nice like Red Lobster.  So, to get such a lovely bracelet was an absolute joy to recieve! You can go to this page and they will teach you how to shop and compare pearls.
 
I even found out something quite interesting: they actually make jewelry for men out of pearls! Now, who would have thought that?  They are cuff links and the other one is a neckpiece, which I am not sure what that is but I guess there are some men walking around with one or they wouldn't be selling them!
 
Lastly, I am going to show you what my last wish would be for someday when hubby pays off our car which isn't too far off from my birthday, I am hoping to get this pair of black pearl earrings and then I think I am set as far as fine jewelry. What do you think?
 
 
Here is a small history lesson on how it all began:
 
Pearl Jewelry store owners,
Pearl Distributors, started as a small family business that has developed into an international success story. Warren Garten founder and President in 2004 gave up a 6 figure job as a real estate manager and started Living The Dream by working full time with his 23 year old TWIN SONS Adam and Robert. A dream come true for him. Andrew and Miriam Reed and their son, Nathan now work along with them.
 
They are both very family-oriented and enjoy the opportunity to work together as families in the pearl jewelry business.
You can connect with Pearl Distributors thru several ways: 
 
Mailing Address:
2633 Lincoln Blvd. #537
Santa Monica, CA  90405
Phone:  1-800-913-0676
 
Pearl Distributors has been extra generous in that (1) winner is gonna win the same bracelet that I just reviewed! Yes, you heard me right! Open to the U.S. & Canada Only. 

75 comments:

Leah McWhorter said...

I would love to see a beautiful ring!

Leah McWhorter said...

THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER.

Paula L. said...

Would love to have these http://www.pearldistributors.com/aaa-quality-9.5mm-tahitian-cultured_pearl-earrings-with-diamond-accents.html

jandplee at att dot net

Paula L. said...

They have an extremely high luster compared to other pearls.

jandplee at att dot net

deb c said...

I'd like to have the AAA Quality White Freshwater Pearl Earrings 7-11mm sizes
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deb c said...

"THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER."
missdeb1 at earthlink dot net

dorcontest said...

I like the Tahitian Pearl Cufflinks AAA Quality 9-10mm

DOREEN LAMOUREUX
dorcontest at gmail dot com

jbmthill said...

My beautiful strand of akoya pearls were stolen when my house was broken into this past year :(. I need to find a new strand and these are just beautiful!
http://www.pearldistributors.com/aaa-quality-7.0-7.5mm-akoya-cultured_pearl-necklace.html
like2sweep@gmail.com
Beth H

jbmthill said...

THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER

like2sweep@gmail.com
Beth H

M.j. said...

A little pricey but I love the Hanadama 8.0-8.5mm Saltwater Pearl Necklace...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

M.j. said...

THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

Gala said...

I like Tahitian Pearl Pendant Obsession Collection

Gala said...

THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER.

redfuzzycow said...

love the AAA Quality 9-10mm to 13-14mm Golden South Sea Cultured Pearl Earrings!!! (jennifer reda)

redfuzzycow said...

the main advantage that akoya pearls have over freshwater pearls is their extremely high luster (jennifer reda)

Chelsea said...

THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER.

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Chelsea said...

I liked the Black Tahitian Pearl Pendant from the Serenity Collection.

crystal_dark[at]att[dot]net

adrienne warren said...

I would love any of their pieces, I would really love a Baroque Tahitian Pearl Necklace

adrienne warren said...

the main advantage is their luster. well luster is good shiny shiny. anyway I would love to have some really real pearls. I would fell so fancy.

debijackson said...

I lilke http://www.pearldistributors.com/aa-quality-6.0-7.0mm-white-cultured_pearl-necklace.html

debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

debijackson said...

the main advantage is the luster is better debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

CathyH said...

The Tahitian Pearl Pendant and Earring Set with Diamond is beautiful!

CathyH said...

The high luster!

Myra Rzepa said...

Myra Rzepa
subs0nicd3pths1 @ hotmail . ca
another item i would love to have is their Black Tahitian Pearl Pendant - Serenity Collection
URL: http://www.pearldistributors.com/black-tahitian_pearl_pendant-serenity-collection.html

Myra Rzepa said...

Myra Rzepa
subs0nicd3pths1 @ hotmail . ca

THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER.

Akoya pearls are saltwater pearls and are the most highly valued of the traditional round white or black pearl necklaces because of the mirror-like nature of the luster. This is direcly due to the type of oyster in which they grow.

dorcontest said...

made from AA+ & AAA Akoya Pearls

doreen lamoureux
dorcontest at gmail dot com

deanna_boocock said...

would love one of the pendants Quality Black Tahitian Cultured Pearl Pendant.
deanna_boocock

Debra Holloway said...

I would love to have the Black Akoya Necklace to match the earrings and bracelet.

Debra Holloway
freud4me2@yahoo.com

Debra Holloway said...

The Black Akoya Pearls retain an extremely high luster, and are uniform in color.

Debra Holloway
freud4me2@yahoo.com

katychick said...

the south sea pearl earrings looks nice
tcogbill at live dot com

Jennifer Hiles said...

I would love love love to have the AAA White Freshwater Pearl Pendant Obsession Collection
Jennifer Hiles, jjoliet@hotmail.com

Jennifer Hiles said...

The main advantage is EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER. Jennifer Hiles, jjoliet@hotmail.com

Lana Bradstream said...

Tahitian Pearl Pendant - Desiree

lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lana Bradstream said...

They have a higher luster

lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

Devona Fryer said...

AA+ Quality 6.0 to 7.0mm Natural Multi-Colored Cultured Pearl Necklace

Devona Fryer said...

High Luster

Kate Fuller said...

I would like to have the White South Sea Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings.

Kate Fuller said...

Akoya pearls are extremely high luster.

Jessica Robinson said...

I liked the Peach Pearl Bracelet.

Kimberly Lazor said...

I would love to own these- AAA Quality 9-10mm to 13-14mm Golden South Sea Cultured Pearl Earrings

Beautiful!

Kim L.
kmsie1@aol.com

Kimberly Lazor said...

THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER

Kim L.
kmsite1@aol.com

Krista Grandstaff said...

I like their large selection of tahitian pearls... I've always loved the iridescence of them...gorgeous!

Krista Grandstaff

Krista Grandstaff said...

The main advantage of the "AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER".


they are beautiful :)


krista grandstaff

Carolyn Colley said...

I like the AAA Quality 6 to 7mm Lavender Cultured Pearl Set

Carolyn Colley said...

one difference is the tones
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Carolyn Colley said...

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Dawn Ganey said...

I love the AA+ Quality 6.0-7.0mm Black Cultured Pearl Bracelet.

Dawn Ganey said...

THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER.

Julie said...

I would love to have the http://www.pearldistributors.com/black-akoya-cultured-pearl-earrings-6.5-7mm-aa+-quality.html

hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

Julie said...

THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER


hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

Sue2Sueper said...

THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER.

sue2sueper (at) gmail (dot) com

Sue2Sueper said...

AA+ Quality 7.0 to 8.0mm Natural Lavender Cultured Pearl Necklace is what piece I would like.

sue2sueper (at) gmail (dot) com

Tiffany Mary Cecilia said...

I'd love the Tahitian Pearl Set - Tiffany V

BlackAsphodel said...

THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER.

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

BlackAsphodel said...

I like the AA+ Quality 7.0-8.0mm Black Cultured Pearl Bracelet.

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

BlackAsphodel said...

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Kristen said...

I like the Lavender Pearl Bracelet.

Gianna said...

Their high luster.

Gianna said...

AAA White Freshwater Pearl Pendant Obsession Collection.

Christine Jessamine said...

i love the aa peach/pink freshwater cultured pearl pendant

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Christine Jessamine said...

the difference is the THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Janell wagner said...

i like the serenity white pearl pendant

Janell wagner said...

difference is their extremely high luster

Sarah said...

I like the White Freshwater Pearl Pendant - Serenity Collection.

sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

Sarah said...

"THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER"

sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

Jennifer Mohler said...

I would love the black pearl earrings!

Paul T / Pauline T said...

AAA Quality White Akoya Pendant and Earring Set ----- Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

Paul T / Pauline T said...

"THE MAIN ADVANTAGE THAT AKOYA PEARLS HAVE OVER FRESHWATER PEARLS IS THEIR EXTREMELY HIGH LUSTER" ----- Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

maria A said...

I like the 7.0-8.0mm Multi-Colored Freshwater Orient Pearl Necklace.

maria alvarado

maria A said...

because of their HIGHer LUSTER. also

Japanese Akoya pearls are saltwater pearls and are the most highly valued of the traditional round white or black pearl necklaces because of the mirror-like nature of the luster. This is direcly due to the type of oyster in which they grow.

maria alvarado

jbmthill said...

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foodamongthefence said...

I would love the pink/ peach pearl stud earrings!
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foodamongthefence said...

Akoya pearls have a higher luster than fresh water pearls
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Penny B W said...

I would like to have a pink bracelet.

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Penny B W said...

Their extremely high luster

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