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Old 10-20-2010, 04:59 AM   #1501
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A Must Do this Trip

In many trips, had never really paid attention to the Pick a Pearl but am putting it on our must do list - especially if my daughter does get to come with us (waiting for confirmation of vacation time - she's SO busy at a medical lab at Duke). We both love pearl jewelry and this will make an awesome keepsake! Thanks!
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:07 AM   #1502
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We did this during Spring Break 2010 with our daughter that was 6yo at the time.

She got a lovely pearl, I do not recall what size, I would have to go look in her jewelry box. She picked out a butterfly necklace with the pearl in the center of the butterfly and it is just beautiful.

She wears it on special occasions and likes to take it out and look at it.

I think it is definitely worth it and would do it again.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:08 PM   #1503
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Did this tonight and LOVED it! We are at Beach Club and I saw the stand as we were getting back from being at HS all day. I picked the ugliest one I could find and voila! I got a 6.9mm blue pearl, which I guess is one of the rarest colors (they told me it was 2nd in rarity to a black pearl). After being shown a variety of mountings, including one for over $400 I picked a very simple one that I'll put on my own silver chain. It was $70 total for the pearl and the mounting, so on the pricey side, but I'll have it for years (they are guaranteed for life) and it'll always remind me of this trip.

VERY neat thing and something I have not done on previous trips. I highly recommend it!
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:59 PM   #1504
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Love this thread!! After reading and looking at all the pictures I know where I'll be going first


DWGal210, sounds like you got a great pearl!! I'd love to see a picture
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:41 PM   #1505
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On our way!

My girls always got distracted by the candy making going on outside. This year I can't wait to surprise them by letting them pick their own pearl.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:25 AM   #1506
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Here are the ones we got from DTD, first one is for me, second one is for DD. DFIL's fiancé is already wearing hers.

We're here in the world now, going to do this again - just not DTD this time. We have Grandma on this trip too, so we'll get her something too!
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:57 AM   #1507
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I think my stepdaughter will love this. We're planning a trip in January and it will be her first trip. I think I'm going to go broke with all of the special extras we're planning for her- and her brother!
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:52 PM   #1508
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My first time posting a picture so I hope this works.
We did pick a pearl in August.
My DD 10 chose the dolphin setting $27.50 plus tax.
I was very lucky to get a bluish/grey pearl and chose a very plain setting $9.50 plus tax
My DD 9 chose the flower setting $32.50 plus tax.
All of the above prices exclude the cost of the pearls which were $17 including tax.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:14 PM   #1509
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can u use your disney rewards card to do this in epcot?
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:16 PM   #1510
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I have to say I have gone from excitement (see my post from the 9/14) to complete disappointment. My DD15's pearl has already came unglued from the setting AND one of my twin pearls on my ring has become unglued also. I am completely disappointed. I spent in excess of $250.00 on 3 pieces of jewelery and the clams and now 2 of them already cannot be worn. We have only been home 11 days. My DD only wore her necklace twice and I wore my ring for a week, taking it off when I showered, etc. following the care instructions they gave us to a T.
Not sure where you are in all of this, but I bought a three circle pearl charm to use on my necklace. Shortly after coming home, the three circles separated from thegold piece. Lucikly I don't loose it. Anyway took it to a jeweler and after fixing it, they told me not to get it wet because it would do something to the glue, and it could become detached again. It has something to do with the glue they use for pearls. Just a thought.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:23 PM   #1511
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i wear y necklace that i got last sept 24/7 except for showering and it is still holding strong smae w/ my ring and my kids 2 necklaces..

sorry to hear about them comng off,, sure a jewler can reglue
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:55 PM   #1512
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I'll post pictures when I get some time but had to tell you all that I did this again during our recent trip (just got home last night) and wowza!!!! I picked one oyster and DH picked another.....his oyster had another of those gorgeous silver blue pearls in it (my favorite!) and mine had a large (8MM) yellow pearl! I've never seen a really yellow pearl like this one! I had the two pearls set together in one setting and it is very unique. I also had another pearl from a previous trip set and I simply love how that one came out as well. Total cost for 2 oysters and the two settings was just over $100 so a total bargain in my book!

They really need to get some new settings for the necklaces. I think I have almost all of them!

I just love Pick a Pearl at Epcot and after trying other locations will never do it anywhere else!
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:03 PM   #1513
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I just love Pick a Pearl at Epcot and after trying other locations will never do it anywhere else!
Don't count out SeaWorld if you're ever there. They have divers go down and get a bunch of oysters for you to choose from. DH picked an awesome blue/black pearl there (the one I chose was just the regular color).
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:40 AM   #1514
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I just love Pick a Pearl at Epcot and after trying other locations will never do it anywhere else!
Can you tell us what it was that makes Epcots stand out as a better location for you.
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Can you tell us what it was that makes Epcots stand out as a better location for you.
I did it at DTD at DL and this year at Epcot. It was much more personal at the Japan pavilion at Epcot. They make a big deal about it and have you count down from three in Japanese with them before they open the oyster.
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