South Sea Pearls Palawan: My Experience Ordering from an Online Seller

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NOTE: BTW, for those wondering why I keep writing my shopping experiences, I don’t do this to gloat. I noticed that one of my most popular posts is the Lux Online PH review, so I know there is a clamor for information about local online sellers. The problem is, there is limited information about these sellers online. There’s really not much of a choice but to take a leap of faith. I’m quite happy that my review has been helping other customers!

I have a love-hate relationship with Instagram. I love the app because it allows me to showcase my life in pictures. I hate the app because it makes cash-burning so much easier thanks to Insta-sellers, hahaha!

The hubs and I decided to get my mother a pearl necklace for Christmas. I know four different vendors that sell freshwater and South Sea pearls online and it was hard to choose just one. I chose South Sea Pearls Palawan because it was the first seller that I added on Facebook. This was around the time I was obsessing over SSP studs, heh.

I didn’t order anything until recently because I’m wary of ordering jewelry online. There’s always the danger of getting fakes, being scammed, or getting your stuff stolen when you buy jewelry over the net. I’ve heard the horror stories! But you know what, fuck it. Christmas is coming and this needs to be ticked off my list.

South Sea Pearls Palawan: Ordering Online

First off, the seller was really nice. I was working on a limited budget and was vocal about it. She was quite understanding about the whole thing and gave me a great price. I ordered an 18″ necklace comprised of 8 mm top-quality freshwater pearls. Yes, I wish I got the SSPs but for a Christmas gift, that was pushing it.

I paid via bank deposit but I think the seller accepts PayPal payments too! I love sellers that accept PP payments because there are lots of scammers out there. With PP payments, the seller receives the money right away + I get a receipt in case things go south. After paying for the necklace, I got regular updates from the seller. She gave me updates on the shipping infos, delivery process + provided the shipping receipt so I can track the parcel while in transit.

Not sure if this is how she operates but as a customer, I appreciate all these things. The updates gave me the peace of mind knowing that I’m dealing with a legitimate business.

Overall, the ordering process was pretty straightforward and hassle-free. One thing though, if you can’t tell a real pearl from a fake one, I don’t recommend buying something like this online. Unless of course, you have an online alahera you can trust. Just sayin’.

The Product

The necklace arrived a day after it’s been shipped, which was impressive, to say the least. It was wrapped in a cardboard box. Inside the cardboard box is a red cardboard box. Here’s what the necklace looks like:

Isn’t she pretty? I love the quality of the pearls, especially the satiny luster! My husband gifted me a similar necklace and side by side, I can see the difference between the pearls. These pearls have a beautiful glow!

Before finalizing the order, I had a few requests, customization for the product. True to her word, the seller customized the necklace accordingly. I loved the results.

Final Thoughts

Quite happy with my new purchase and I’m pretty sure my mother will be pleased with this gift too! I highly recommend South Sea Pearls Palawan and would definitely repurchase. The seller is nice, the prices are fair, the product is high quality and more importantly, the biz is legit. Delivery was exceptional too! To know more about this seller, click here.

Since this deal was quite successful, I became more confident in terms of buying jewelry online. I’ve already ordered a little Christmas treat for myself (through a different seller) and I’m chronicling the experience as I write this. So those of you who are looking for similar items online but are wary of the sellers’ legitimacy, know that I’m taking one for the team!

Tina Lee

Tina Lee-Almazar is a writer with an insatiable appetite for all things bright, shiny, and beautiful. She's a beauty junkie, a shopping connoisseur, a book collector, a purse addict, and a budding mom-tepreneur. Tina has a long-standing (and well-documented!) but one-sided love affair with cats. Special talents include: the ability to eat again an hour after eating, shopping at 3 different malls in 1 day, and taking a 3-hour power nap every day including weekends.

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