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Old 02-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Pick a Pearl?

Is this still being done? is it only at the Japan Pavilion? last i knew price was about $16 for picking pearl, $20-$30 for settings. is that about right? thanks for your help, as the search function is currently being worked on.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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Is this still being done? is it only at the Japan Pavilion? last i knew price was about $16 for picking pearl, $20-$30 for settings. is that about right? thanks for your help, as the search function is currently being worked on.
I know it is still done in Japan, the $16 sounds about right. Settings I'm reasonably sure start in that range, but can go higher.

I assume it is done in the other location(s) still also--haven't heard that it stopped.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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In addition to Japanese pavilion I have seen at these locations also

Typhoon lagoon
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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I am going to take my granddaughter to do this in May, but I purchased the pearl carriage necklace to put them in on ebay for about $8 and they are very cute
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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The ceremony for the pick a pearl in Japan was really neat. My daughter (11yo) enjoyed selecting her oyster and got a large pearl. She didn't want it in a setting so we got the "sand and bottle" option they had ($5 or so if I remember correctly.)
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
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My daughters did pick a pearl two weeks ago and loved it!

The pearl was about $17. They each wanted a necklace charm to put the pearl in, which were $29.99 each. They are shaped like little sea shells with the pearl in the middle. Necklace chains are not included, so I had to purchase those as well, which cost $15 each.

Overall, these added up to be more expensive than I planned, but my girls love their necklaces. My older daughter, 8, got a rare blue pearl, which the woman doing our pearl ceremony made a big deal about. People kept coming up to congratulate her. It was a lot of fun and I would do it again!
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I second the earlier post about getting a pearl cage off Ebay! I bought one for $5-8 or so, and it was shaped like Cinderella's carriage - so cute! My DD did the pearl ceremony in Japan - cost about $16 and was great fun. It was a wonderful memento of the trip.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #8
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My fiancée did the Pick a Pearl in Dec at the Japan Pavilion.
Here is the video from her experience: http://youtu.be/JqUdyK3E9nY
So much fun and a great memory
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:23 PM   #9
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #10
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My kids all did pick a pearl in Japan quite a few years ago, and we had them set in a necklace for DW for Mother's Day. My DD did it 2 more times, once at Epcot and once at DTD. The "ceremony" in Japan was definitely more fun, but the CM's at the DTD location were really great, too. DD used a pearl cage from Ebay just like previous posters have mentioned.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:38 PM   #11
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I had planned on doing this with my daughter in 2011 (she was 4) but she decided to fall asleep in the stroller. I did it anyways I picked an oyster that had twin pearls! They did make a big deal over it which kind of is embarrassing for an adult but it drew a big crowd who also started picking oysters ( there was no one at the booth before I picked).. I still have the pearls...never had them set in anything, but this year I'm hopind daughter stays awake and also picks a good oyster
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:41 PM   #12
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Just did it 2 weeks ago with my daughter. It was our third time . It is so much fun and a great tradition for us . Each year she always picks the bigger pearl and she loves that! Last year she got a 7 3/4 blue pearl . I was totally jealous and we had it set in a regular cage for around 20. This year we had her pearl set in a sterling silver ring for 25.00. Worth every penny! Great memories !
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