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Where should you buy pearls – online, Ebay or instore?

Whatever your reason for buying Australian South Sea pearls, you might want to consider your choices about where to buy. There are basically 3 options: from a retail store, Ebay or from a dedicated pearl online website such as It’s always best to be informed of the alternatives and their differences before you get out that credit card, so let’s go over those options.

Ebay – We cannot deny that there is a huge selection of pearls to choose from on here but sometimes too much choice can be a bad thing. It can overwhelm and be hard to narrow down the choices. Then there is the unfortunate issue of not being 100% sure you are going to get what is being sold. Yes Ebay provides buying guides and advice for those buying gemstones, but the truth is there are still some unscrupulous dealers out there that use Ebay to trade. And any google search of ‘buying pearls on ebay’ will quickly bring up stories of consumers that have been left disappointed by their purchase with tales of peeling nacre, poor quality freshwater pearls being sold as South Sea Pearls etc.  If a deal seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Just be sure they have excellent ratings and a very good return policy. There are some steals and deals on Ebay but unless you are an expert in pearls and know exactly what you are looking at, the odds are you’ll be ripped off.

Brick & Mortar Retail Stores – What about going about it the out fashioned way and heading down to the shops? You get to see, touch and try on.  Broome is brimming with pearl shops and there are retailers dotted all over Australia that sell Australian South Sea Pearls. But here’s the catch, commonly their mark-up on jewellery will be high as their prices have to cover rates, staff and rent.

Buying Pearls Online –

We’re a little biased and of course we’re going to suggest that our website is the best place to buy pearls but let us give you a few of our reasons:

We’re open 24/7, so if you wake up in a cold sweat after realising you have a forgotten to get a gift for your mother’s birthday or your wedding anniversary with no way of getting to the shops in time you can jump online, choose the right pearl for that special someone, pay and then sleep soundly knowing that your order will already be being processed and will be shipped out to you within 24 hours. It’ll come in a nice box all ready just to give so all you have to worry about is handing it over to a very happy wife or mother!

If you ever have a question you can go can get a straight and honest answer from one of the three directors of the company – Wes, Andrew, or Nick. All three have a sound knowledge of pearls, plus Andrew is a qualified Marine Biologist who knows everything and anything about pearls and the cultured pearling process here in Australia. If you have a problem or query then pearl wholesaler will work quickly to resolve them.

We have a 30 day return policy – think of it: A whole month to decide if these pearls are the right ones for you.

Lastly our website has been designed to be super user friendly, by clicking a few buttons you can refine your search quickly to look at and compare all kinds of pearl jewellery options. Pretty convenient hey?

Our photos are taken to show the pearl from every angle and there is no photoshop trickery. We want to you to see exactly the pearl you are buying.

Got an amazing vision for an awesome piece of pearl jewellery? We don’t just sell ready-made jewellery we feature loose pearls that give you complete creative freedom. Purchase the pearls and get a local jeweller to create your vision or chat with us and we can get our specialist pearl jeweller to make that vision a reality.

Our mark ups are low because we buy in bulk and directly from pearl farms, we have no retail location and a small team of experts so that the pearls adorning your neck don’t cost an arm and a leg!


When you compare the best places to buy pearls, between eBay, retail stores and, we’d like to think you’re on our wavelength and will come to the same conclusion we have: is simply the best place to buy pearls. We believe in what we do, and it shows. Give us a fair go and you’ll see for yourself.