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Old 01-20-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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How much does it cost to pick a pearl at Epcot?

Also, is there often a long wait time? I think this would be fun!
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:36 PM   #2
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It costs around $15 to pick a pearl. The settings start at $10 and go up from there. You don't have to get your pearl set there though. If there is a line just wait around for a while and it will die off. The area gets congested when they are doing pearls. It is fun to watch.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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I followed the advice on this board to pick the ugliest, hairiest oyster you can find, and I was rewarded with a gorgeous, 8 mm slightly pink pearl. I chose to have it set in a gold "cage" necklace, and the cage and chain cost about $100. There are cheaper settings, and silver is much less expensive if you want to go that route.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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OOOhhh, I'm really getting excited to do this! I love that you can have them set on-the-spot. I think DD and I will both do it, and I am going to get the gnarliest oyster in that whole tank.

Thanks for the info, guys!! One more thing to truly get excited about for our upcoming trip!!!
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Want to see two of mine? http://s38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...earl%20pearls/
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Those are beautiful, and big!
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:28 PM   #7
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Thanks. It is tradition to get a pick a pearl at Japan when we go. DS got me the cell phone charm and Boyfriend got me the ring. They picked the pearls and Boyfriend picked the settings. He had so much fun. That was his first Disney trip and I got him hooked!!
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My girls just did this. DD4 got a 7.5 mm white one and DD7 got a 7.5 mm silver one!! They just picked randomly. We had them set together on a silver pendant ($42) and gave it to my MIL as her souvenir. It was fun to do something personal for her. Have fun and good luck picking!!
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:47 AM   #9
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Thanks. It is tradition to get a pick a pearl at Japan when we go. DS got me the cell phone charm and Boyfriend got me the ring. They picked the pearls and Boyfriend picked the settings. He had so much fun. That was his first Disney trip and I got him hooked!!
Your pearls are beautiful! Were they both set there? I love the cell phone charm. I would love to get one for my daughter who won't be going us on our upcoming trip.
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My older DS did this at Christmas for his "friend." Claims she's not his girlfriend, but I know better, lol!

Anyway, he got two -- they were very pretty, both more a champagne color. They didn't quite match, but they let him look at others the same size and color and let him trade out one of the ones he picked so they would look the same. He got them set into stud earrings, and they turned out very nicely. I think for the two pearls and the setting it was around $45-50.

ETA -- I forgot to add, he was going to buy two oysters at first, but they told him to wait and just buy one in case his first oyster had two pearls in it, as sometimes they do. I thought that was nice.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:27 AM   #11
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OMG I LOVE picking pearls! I have like 7 or 8 necklaces or something like that from my last 3 trips. I spent a ridiculous amount of money in the Japan Pavilion between the pearl counter and the Hello Kitty shelves
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:28 AM   #12
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There are some some really nice "cage" type necklaces on eBay for about $4.00 each. Just add a chain, and you have a beautiful necklace for not much money.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:37 AM   #13
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My DS did this for me last year for my b-day. He also picked the ugliest one in the tank - we got a 7.5mm champagne color pearl - it's beautiful. We had it set in the "cage" pendant with a diamond on it. It is lovely - I had a chain here at home that I put it on. It's fun - go ahead and do it!!!
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:52 AM   #14
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OMG gorgeous!!! Do you mind me asking, how much was the total for the ring?? I love it!!
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My DD & I have done this just about every time we have gone. We have a good collection of pearls. We have yet to get them set. We have gotten "twins" once. My DD has 12 and they range in size from 6 3/4 to 7 1/4 mm. One of hers in a blue/grey. I have 12 including the twins. One of mine is a creamy campagne colored. They range from 6 1/2 twins to 7 1/2 mm.

We are going to have some of the same size set as earrings. We have gotten the same size on the same visit. I can't wait to do this again on our next trip. Maybe I will splurge and get a setting for my birthday.
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