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Old 09-15-2011, 01:36 PM   #1846
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Hmmm, I have always just skipped on by these booths, but I would really like a pearl ring. I think I will just shop around the different locations and pick my favorite setting before I go through the process. We are staying at the Beach Club, and I know of the DTD and Japan locations--I have read on some older posts about a couple of others, but want to make sure those are still there before trekking all over the World. Anyone been to another recently?
I plan to visit Japan's pick a pearl spot in a couple of weeks... I'm pretty sure it's still there... I have the ring and a necklace. Although the setting on the ring fell apart so I plan on bringing that back to see if they can fix it. I think it's just the glue, but I probably wore it too many times in the shower.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:47 PM   #1847
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I picked a pearl for the first time this past Monday in EPCOT and it was one of my favorite memories from our trip! I got twin pearls that are silver-blue which is rare. They were close in size, so I had them made into earrings. They are beautiful and it was a lot of fun! I highly recommend this.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:40 AM   #1848
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Hmmm, I have always just skipped on by these booths, but I would really like a pearl ring. I think I will just shop around the different locations and pick my favorite setting before I go through the process. We are staying at the Beach Club, and I know of the DTD and Japan locations--I have read on some older posts about a couple of others, but want to make sure those are still there before trekking all over the World. Anyone been to another recently?
Do yourself a favor and skips the booths! Not what you want....

Go to Japan and enjoy the experience. If you pull up youtube you can search and see how they do the whole experience! Very fun for a very small price and you get a lovely keepsake. Let me try to photograph all my pieces and post them for you again!
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:27 AM   #1849
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Hmmm, I have always just skipped on by these booths, but I would really like a pearl ring. I think I will just shop around the different locations and pick my favorite setting before I go through the process. We are staying at the Beach Club, and I know of the DTD and Japan locations--I have read on some older posts about a couple of others, but want to make sure those are still there before trekking all over the World. Anyone been to another recently?
SInce you are staying at Beach Club, take a walk into Epcot and head to Japan - quick and easy commute for you!

I will be doing this next week with my DD...haven't told her about it yet! I just need to convince her to pick an ugly/hairy oyster!
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:10 AM   #1850
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I stumbled upon this thread and am now on page 123!! So, let me see if I am getting this right - they will allow me to insert my pearl into a cage I have brought with me, but they will not drill it for a setting (like a ring or earrings for example)?
My 9 YO DD is thrilled at the idea of a Cinderella Carriage necklace to show everyone at school.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:20 AM   #1851
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I stumbled upon this thread and am now on page 123!! So, let me see if I am getting this right - they will allow me to insert my pearl into a cage I have brought with me, but they will not drill it for a setting (like a ring or earrings for example)?
My 9 YO DD is thrilled at the idea of a Cinderella Carriage necklace to show everyone at school.
Correct. The pearl is yours to do with what you want, so you are free to put it in any setting you want whether it comes from them or not. But they won't drill it for any setting that is not their own.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:31 AM   #1852
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Correct. The pearl is yours to do with what you want, so you are free to put it in any setting you want whether it comes from them or not. But they won't drill it for any setting that is not their own.


Thank you so much for the quick reply! (literally - lol)
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:06 AM   #1853
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I'm hoping someone can help me.
1. Is Japan the most fun pick a pearl experience at Disney?
2. Does DTD have the largest variety of (affordable) settings?
3. What is the name and location of the DTD store?
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:04 AM   #1854
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Are there any boy-ish cages? I have 2 girls, and we're going to do pick a pearl, but I know my 6 year old ds will not want to be left out. He's not concerned about gender specific stuff in general, but I would like to get him something that isn't cinderella's carriage, KWIM? Maybe a lizard? I saw some dolphins and elephants, but still a bit girly...
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:34 AM   #1855
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1. Is Japan the most fun pick a pearl experience at Disney?
Yes, Japan is the most fun for this! It is in a largish store, many guests stand around and watch, VERY nice staff makes the experience special for everyone!
2. Does DTD have the largest variety of (affordable) settings?
DTD has the LEAST variety of affordable settings! Many are 14K gold and from my personal experience, if you don't want to drop big bucks on a setting, the staff is less than friendly. There were very few things to purchase that were affordable. The opening of the oyster is no big deal there at all. It is a small stand-alone kiosk down by the pier. I had an awful time there......
3. What is the name and location of the DTD store?
I believe it is called The Pearl Factory or something like that..... just really in need of some serious attitude adjusting at that place.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:36 AM   #1856
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Are there any boy-ish cages? I have 2 girls, and we're going to do pick a pearl, but I know my 6 year old ds will not want to be left out. He's not concerned about gender specific stuff in general, but I would like to get him something that isn't cinderella's carriage, KWIM? Maybe a lizard? I saw some dolphins and elephants, but still a bit girly...
Yes there was a lizard there as well. A few pages back is a shot of all of the different settings. Take a look in there and see if there is something he might like!
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Hi. Someone on this thread mentioned that they sold a Cinderella's carriage cage at the Beach Club. I don't really want to get the eBay one. Has anyone seen the carriage one in Epcot or Downtown Disney? Are there any other settings with an obvious Disney theme sold in DTD or Epcot? Also, I really want a colored pearl. I have searched the internet trying to find a way to determine the color but i havent found anything definitive. Has anybody found a way to know if a pearl is colored? What kind of oysters are they or is it a variety? Are there black lipped oysters? Thanks so much!
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #1858
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My DD picked a pearl in Japan this summer, she picked a small oyster which was quite smooth compared to some of the ugly ones, she got a blue-silverish pearl which they told was very rare.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:12 AM   #1859
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We just came back and did this in Japan on Saturday night.

We got there around 5:30 and there weren't too many people in line, but when I went to pick up our jewelry (around 7:30) it was MOBBED!

DD, DS and I all picked an oyster. DS wanted to get in on the fun, and he made his into a necklace for my mom.

DS got a white pearl (6 3/4 mm) and we got a cage and chain for my mom.

DD got TWIN gold pearks (6 1/2 mm and 6 3/4 mm) that she had made into a necklace with a chain. I was glad to see they had double pearl necklaces since she doesn't have pierced ears.

I got a 7 mm silver pearl that i had made into a ring.

It was definitely fun, and they made a big deal about the twin pearls (they measured her pearl and since it was small, they went back to the oyster and found the second one).

It was definitely a pricey souvenir, but one that is different and will last longer than a t-shirt!

I thought all the oysters were ugly - quite honestly, I had a hard time trying to figure out which one was REALLY ugly. LOL
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:24 AM   #1860
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I bought my DF a elephant cage. Not that he will wear it but it was something to put his pearl in if he decides to join in it ) Ordered mine online we also got the coaches and I got a Hello Kitty cage for myself. They were super cheap I wanna say like .90

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