pick a pearl setting

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  1. solferino

    solferino <font color=turquoise>Doing the best I can<br><fon

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    this is like the sweetest story ever!
     
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  3. DivaOstrich

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    Do you know which one's are black? Are they able to tell? Thanks.

    A black pearl sounds fascinating!

    --Missy
     
  4. DivaOstrich

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    Oh....and does anyone else have pictures of their pearls/settings that they'd be willing to post?

    Thanks for posting the pic Simba's Mom....it is beautiful! What a touching story behind it also :goodvibes

    --Missy
     
  5. Smile4Me

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    Thanks for the wonderful stories, and loved the pictures! This information is just wonderful, where would I be without the DIS boards?! I'd be without a pearl when I go in August!! I can't wait to pick mine out!
     
  6. Simba22

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    I got four necklaces made when I was there in December. They are drilled and glued and I was told by another guest - not the CM's - they if you do not purchase one of their settings, they will NOT drill a hole for you. I don't know if this lady knew what she was talking about or not but since I wanted the Disney settings anyway, it didn't make a difference to me at the time. Maybe there is a # to the store you could call and ask the CM's that work there?? Or see if there is someone in WDW now that can ask for you...
     
  7. wdwmickey

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    My DD (Age 13) picked a pearl and we had it set in a 14kt gold ring with 3 Wyland dolphins surrounding the pearl. It cost approx. $250 (special b-day gift). She wears it everyday and she chose the setting to match the pearl necklace that she got from WDW in 2003. They did drill and glue the pearl in place, and assured me that it was safe to wear it everyday (they offer a replacement guarantee included in the price).
     
  8. k_reile

    k_reile Slowly converting my son into a Disney lover!

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    that is soo neat...since they have childrens sizes...i might get DNiece5 one when DH and I go in Sept. Maybe I should get one for DNiece1 too for when she gets older?
     
  9. HockeyMomto2

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    I had my two boys pick an oyster for me. Luckily, the pearls were identical in size, and I had them made into simple earrings. I believe they were drilled and glued. I should take a picture of them, and post them. It is just a simple post setting.
     
  10. Minnesota

    Minnesota <font color=navy>Disney Commando<br><font color=re

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    As far as I know there is no way to tell from the oyster what color or size your pearl will be - if there is could someone let me know? :-) as I am without my own computer it may take me a day or two but I would be happy to post pics of my two necklaces. I'll take the pics tonight then beg my sister to let me use her computer again tomorrow or Sunday to post them.

    For those who have ring settings, do the pearls get pretty banged up? I only have "shorter" rings where the setting isn't too high off my finger. I am thinking of getting a ring this year but I don't want a "fragile" setting or one that will get caught or banged around.
    Minnesota
     
  11. Tikihula

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    A few years ago my son told me to pick an oyster for a Mother's Day Gift at the booth at Downtown Disney. I told my grandson to pick one out for me and told him to pick a really ugly oyster. Inside was a beautiful golden pearl. We had them mount it in a dolphin setting for a necklace, and the total for the setting and chain was more than two hundred dollars, which was a shock. I hadn't expected my son to have to pay that much.
    We're going again in October and I think I'll price settings and chains locally before I purchase anything but the oyster from Disney again.
     
  12. Minnesota

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    Here are the pics of my two necklaces. If they don't happen to post correctly (this is the first time ever posting pics here) you can check them out at my disney picture site at http://www.picturetrail.com/picturedisney under the title of Pick a Pearl

    this first one got a little blurry, it is a sterling silver chain and cage with the 6.5mm white pearl inside the cage, setting and chain were about $25 in addition to the cost of the pearl...
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    Since I got twins and didn't want earrings here is the second setting I chose. This too is sterling silver. The top part is alternating a little heart and some type of gemstone, setting and chain cost about $45 on this one but I didn't have to pay for the second pearl!
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    the total for the whole shopping experience was close to $100 but I think it was worth it for two nice pearl necklaces.
    Minnesota
     
  13. PaulaSue

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    Very cute settings.

    I can't wait to do this for my girls.:goodvibes
     
  14. wendydarling826

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    I believe there is a booth at the Beach Club, along the walkway beside the beach as well. DD and I decided to do this on our upcoming trip - it is such a nice tradition!
     
  15. Tinks1984

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    Those necklaces look stunning, your pictures have just convinced me to do this activity when I'm in Epcot next year, I'm looking forward to picking the most ugly oyster I can find :rotfl:
     
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    I don't know that the picture does them justice. My daughter and I picked out each other's pearls and then she picked out the butterfly settings.
     
  18. kindakrazy2

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    I keep hearing that the settings are much more reasonable in Japan. Is this correct?

    Does anyone know how much the dolphin necklace setting is in Japan?
     
  19. KJF

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    I love those!!! I want to do that w/ DD5 in Nov & I think that's a great idea to get matching settings. Are they the same size settings, or do they have a size just for the kids? She already loves us to have matching t-shirts, so I think she would be thrilled to get matching necklaces. Thanks for the idea!!
     
  20. Jenn Lynn

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    I just got back and did the pick a pearl in Japan on my Birthday last Friday. I got a 7 1/4mm pearl. I had it set for a necklace with a ruby (my birthstone.) I did not buy a chain and the setting cost $30.00. :)
     
  21. Minnesota

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    For those who have ring settings, do the pearls get pretty banged up? I only have "shorter" rings where the setting isn't too high off my finger. I am thinking of getting a ring this year but I don't want a "fragile" setting or one that will get caught or banged around.
    Minnesota
     

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