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Old 05-22-2009, 03:56 AM   #796
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I picked a pearl at Japan Epcot last year and got a golden toned pearl and had it set into a silver cage and I love it.

I've also done it at Seaworld in 2001 and got a blue pearl. They made such a fuss about the proceedure. I had to name my pearl (moonbeam with it being blue) and I was also told it was a boy as it had a little extra bit sticking out (don't ask!) I had it set into a 14k white gold setting with a diamond set above and they drilled the hole where its "boyhood" was! - don't know whether I believe it or not but she had me going! I got a little certificate with its date of birth and name on it. I remember it with such fond memories as it was our first trip to Orlando. There was a little girl also doing it at the same time and bless her she got an ordinary coloured pearl - I felt so guilty because of the fuss they made over mine that it diminished her excitement over her pearl - but I do love mine!!

Will definately be doing it again this year as I'd love to get another coloured pearl and have it set in the carriage setting from ebay - Thanks for the tip!
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:53 AM   #797
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Thanks for the info I just got my carraige setting in the mail yesterday! I also got the Hello Kitty one it's really cute, I am going to let our DD pick a pearl for her birthday. Thanks again
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:15 AM   #798
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[QUOTEJust search pearl cage carriage and it will show no listings, but on the bottom there is a buy it now and that is it... [/QUOTE]

Thank you so much .. that did the trick ,,
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:50 AM   #799
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Is there anything for a boy who wants to pick a pearl? He is into gems & crystals now & asked about this..Are there only things for girls? (Maybe more like a case rather than a peice of jewelry for him?)
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So what does it cost to pick a pearl? I can't wait to do this when i go in Sept!
My girls and I did this last week in Japan. It was $17.00 (w/tax) to get the pearl. Settings were extra. One of my DDs got an 8mm pearl--she was told it was the biggest of the day! The other DD got a 7.5mm one--also beautiful. Mine was the smallest at 7.25mm, but a lovely silvery color. It was very fun! The girls chose cute necklace settings w/their initials in sterling silver and mine is a cage necklace in white gold. We would do it again! It is a wonderful memory of the trip!

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Old 05-22-2009, 11:37 AM   #801
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Does anyone have some pics of their pearls? Maybe one already mounted in a setting? This is something I have to do in July!
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:00 PM   #802
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We usually go to pick-a-pearl in Japan, but my daughter couldn't wait and we ended up getting this ring at the Downtown Disney location:





It was $49.99 for the setting and I believe $15 for the pearl. She wanted a sterling silver ring and there were only 3 choices if you were picking a pearl, but she really loved this setting so it was fine.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:40 PM   #803
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Is there anything for a boy who wants to pick a pearl? He is into gems & crystals now & asked about this..Are there only things for girls? (Maybe more like a case rather than a peice of jewelry for him?)
can't wait for an answer to this, i want to go to the pick a pearl for myself, but I don't think i need more jewelery! so would be great to have a nice case (especially if its Disney) to keep a pearl in as a perfect souvenir!
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:12 PM   #804
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A Cinderella carriage would be beautiful. I was all set about doing the pearl last September, but nothing spoke to me. Hopefully there will be more options and something I like when we go back this year.


I have a sterling silver Cinderella cage pendent that I sell at my kiosk. I can send a picture of it if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:14 PM   #805
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The first thing that comes to mind for me is where is your kiosk going to be?? Location location!!! I have done pick a pearl twice and love my 2 items. I did it because I was on vacation, it's great to have something nice for vacation memories. If the kiosk was at a area mall I am sure I would not have done it. Good Luck.
Thank you for your reply, it is in downtown Salt Lake City were there are a lot of tourists. You are definitely right though...location, location, location!

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Old 05-23-2009, 10:21 PM   #806
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I picked a pearl at Japan Epcot last year and got a golden toned pearl and had it set into a silver cage and I love it.

I've also done it at Seaworld in 2001 and got a blue pearl. They made such a fuss about the proceedure. I had to name my pearl (moonbeam with it being blue) and I was also told it was a boy as it had a little extra bit sticking out (don't ask!) I had it set into a 14k white gold setting with a diamond set above and they drilled the hole where its "boyhood" was! - don't know whether I believe it or not but she had me going! I got a little certificate with its date of birth and name on it. I remember it with such fond memories as it was our first trip to Orlando. There was a little girl also doing it at the same time and bless her she got an ordinary coloured pearl - I felt so guilty because of the fuss they made over mine that it diminished her excitement over her pearl - but I do love mine!!

Will definately be doing it again this year as I'd love to get another coloured pearl and have it set in the carriage setting from ebay - Thanks for the tip!

Poor girl!! Can't say we have all been there at some point in our life.
It's awesome you got what you wanted!
Can you scan a copy of your "birth certificate" so I can see what it looks like please?
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:31 PM   #807
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I have a sterling silver Cinderella cage pendent that I sell at my kiosk. I can send a picture of it if anyone is interested.
I would like to see a picture if possible.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:50 PM   #808
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Sure I can! With that being said..........

Does anyone on this thread know how to upload pictures on here please...help a girl out! Thanks a MILLION!!!
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:56 PM   #809
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I picked a pearl this past week at Epcot in Japan. As the girl was opening the oyster she told me this was a, "very special oyster" and asked me if I knew why. I said..."uh oh, why?" There were two of them! I believe about 61/2 cm if I remember correctly. They were twin pearls

I have a picture of the final product, including the settings I bought in Epcot. I surprised my mom and put one of the pearls in a necklace for her as a huge thank you for our awesome trip. I chose a simple ring setting. She left the store while I was choosing a setting and she cried when I showed her the finished product and that I was giving one to her.



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Old 05-24-2009, 12:54 PM   #810
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Do they have a location at DisneyLand?
There is a Pick a Pearl in Downtown Disney. It's where all the kiosks are near the monorail station.
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