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“Simple but elegant”

Pearl Farm de Praslin
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

One of our first stops, it was very educational. the young lady was extremely knowledgeable in explaining the process of farming pearls followed by a short video. They have hands on interaction with the local sea life and a showroom for beautiful black pearl jewelry.

1  Thank JordanS8
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

An educational trip to the Black Pearl Farm can be very enlightening. A visit here showcases the process and business of pearl farming. One can also see the clam farm where beautiful clams are kept and grown. For those wanting to sample some of the seas finest gems, a jewelry store with the most exquisite products can be tantalizing to the eyes.

1  Thank Luc V
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Disappointed that they do not take you to their actual farm where the pearls are produced.

Not sure why they charge for just a short video.

2  Thank Sonal3
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

People already complained about high prices in this shop. There have a story behind these prices: black pearls from Seychelles that you can buy only from them. Even then it is not clear why these pearls are more expensive than those from Tahiti which are sold in other stores in Seychelles.

We bought a set anyway: ear rings and a pendant and were willing to buy more. Unfortunately, the sales manager did not want us to do that as the time was 10 minutes to 4 p.m. and they are closed at 4. Apparently, she is not motivated to sell being on flat salary - I think, it is a big mistake of the owners if it is a for-profit business with prices above average.

As for good investment mentioned in another review, I don't think so. Unless we are talking about high qulaity diamonds, non professional players will hardly be able to sell their stuff at the price they bought - no liquid secondary market for black pearls. Then buying a black pearl necklace for 15 thousand euros in this shop you just buy the beautiful story that they showed you on TV in the next room.

1  Thank Stanislav_Ts
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Don't bother paying the fee to watch the video - waste of time and money!

Also, the jewellery that they had for sale was pretty pricey for what it was.

1  Thank amandasauzier
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