By what metric/standard are these considered “fake?”
For my money, if Meh says these are “real freshwater pearls” then I believe them. These are being purchased to be worn and enjoyed, not to be locked up and handed down for generations as a priceless relic. So long as they’re not plastic then they are fine by me.
@melonscoop They could be shell pearls, aka Majorca pearls, man made from ground pearls in much the same fashion as the oyster does it but a lot faster. They are often more lustrous than natural pearls. They also tend to be pefectly round. But fresh water pearls, which are rarely perfectly round*, are not nearly as expensive as saltwater pearls, and at this price point there’s no reason to believe they aren’t real.
*Saltwater oysters make only one pearl at a time, so they are usually completely round. Freshwater oysters make several at once, they are nestled together and tend to have a flat side and are often elongated. Some pearls are quite off round, and are still well favored and can be sold at just as high prices as the traditional round saltwater pearls. See baroque and keshi pearls below. The most I’ve paid for pearls were for a couple of strands of tiny titanium and rose keshi pearls.
@dbhyslop these aren’t the same pearls as the last one? I got that but I haven’t opened it (obviously, because it’s a Christmas present for not-me). Should I give in to my hoarder instincts and get this one too? What’s the difference?
@RDW0409 Probably too late, but yes they’re different pearls. The earlier deal had pearls rated AA and semi-round, while these are AA+ and mostly-round to round. The last deal had more pearls for the same price so something had to give.
Bought some Pearly whites – just don’t want to see pearly white (gates) yet though I am turning old enough to light a forest fire with candles on my birthday cake Tuesday … on a good side note, it pays to procrastinate as thanks meh #finishingmyChristmasshopping
Eh, my mom is terrible to shop for. She insists that all she wants is time with her kids.
She has white pearl earrings… So I at least know she likes pearls. I hope she doesn’t mind the black necklace. I think it looks cooler than white. Too bad this wasn’t a set, but the pearls look rounder in these photos than the last set, which is why I didn’t buy those.
I’m glad to hear positive comments about these necklaces, as I wasn’t sure if I wanted to risk a sight-unseen purchase of pearls. I did all my gift shopping on line this year except for my DIL, who cheated by putting toys for my grandson on her Amazon wish-list. I was planning to go fight for a parking space at the base exchange tomorrow, but I may just skip that altogether. I need the necklace by 5pm Monday the 26th, so I really hope the speedy shipping is indeed speedy.
WTF??? When the f does MEH begin their sales? I’m pretty mehffin tired of receiving your emails at 7:59 am only to find a big fat SOLD OUT message. Not that I was planning on purchasing this item, it happens quite often and I’m not feeling the love.
Well, I was surprised when I got a text from my wife saying something from meh was delivered. Had to think of a quick excuse as to why I had something from meh, so I told her it was a couple mini helicopters and some cheap smartwatches. I think I covered for the ridiculously fast shipping. Next time don’t do so great with the shipping meh.
@Thumperchick ah I got it. I must’ve bent the little clasp piece a bit when opening it because it wasn’t hooking that well. I just opened it up a bit more and it works just fine now. Thanks so much for your help. And for anyone else. The pearls are nice. Some imperfections on them, but, for 35 dollars I cant complain.
I just got my tracking. They shipped yesterday. Says they should be here tomorrow. Looks like they shipped 2 day FedEx. They’re still sitting in Texas according to tracking… But at least that’s not far from Florida.
Thanks meh. recieved an email the shipped this morning, except the package had already arrived yesterday. They look pretty nice, but im no expert. I also received a $50 gift card to their website which is a nice surprise.
For future shoppers or for those who havent received their package yet, the necklace I received is ~17 inches long and has 53 pearls. The clasp is a unique design and I would say it’s easier to put on than a traditional hook/loop clasp. The actual pearls look good. of course, if you start looking at each individual pearl, you’ll start to see some flaws, but for 32 dollars i’m not expecting jewelry to rival the queen of england. hopefully this short review can help someone out.
Update folks - I tried to use the $50 gift card to pick up a pair of earrings for valentines, but there’s a minimum $100 order to use the card. It doesnt say that on the gift card package, but instead on the fine print on the back of the gift card itself. I, for one, am quite dissapointed.
Nothing here yet from Meh.com including tracking info but seems like the package might get there before the info does. They said it would be here before Xmas so they still have a couple days to git r done.
received today, pearls are round and very similar, but otherwise they are barely grade A pearls, nowhere close to being AA+. Wondering how the quality is on other peoples orders. If someone has the same experience or a different one, please let me know.
@upbeatanime how does one distinguish between a Grade A pearl and a Grade AA+?
For what it’s worth I’m happy for the money spent, I don’t expect a whole lot from a necklace sold for $110 no matter how much the claimed value thereof is. The pearls seem nice and aren’t notably misshapen or discolored to my (untrained) eye.
I was being facetious, I shouldn’t have used honestly. Black pearls aren’t really black most of the time, they have a beautiful sheen/luster that makes them look grey/blue/purple/green depending on the light. The black set I received really have terrible color/luster, they are just flat black and look like beads and I wonder if anyone else’s are disappointing or if I just got unlucky. YOu can’t win 'em all on meh. The grey are fine, about what you’d expect a $50-$75 strand of this size to look like, so that was a win.
The pearls themselves appear to be of high quality. However, the tiny metal (silver? white gold?) loops that hold onto the clasp were deformed and opened in mine, causing the clasp to fall out. I’m afraid to attempt any fixes with my fat fingers for fear of making it worse. I emailed Meh and I hope they have extras for exchange.
DEC 23, 2016 | 05:54PM CST Original message overground wrote: FedEx
tracking says it will not be delivered until the 27th, and I need them
for Xmas as meh promised, so I’m kind of freaking out. I’ve modified
the shipment to be held at the local facility, but really, that’s
gotta be the last place I want to go tonight or tomorrow. What gives,
DEC 27, 2016 | 12:37PM CST Holly replied:
Hm. This shipped 2-day air and left on 12/20 so that should have
arrived in plenty of time. I do see you were able to pick it up on on
DEC 28, 2016 | 03:09PM CST overground replied:
Holy hell, Holly! How did you see that? Are you watching me? I’m an
idiot for not having read the fine print when subscribing for VMP. I
suppose then, I would have known it stood for Vouyer-meh.-Plenty
(which would make a meh.-tastic order number).
I am so embarassed! The only reasonable defense I can muster is that
it was Christmas Eve, and yes, I was slummin’ it. Had I known I was
brought across to the minor leagues with all the mid-level wigs at
meh. as my audience, I would have gussied up my garb - big time. Just
a little heads up from your people and I would have provided the meh.
cubicles with endless fantasy fodder. Seriously. The meh. Holiday
Party, 2016 could have been canceled and payment on the meh. sweat
shop workers’ bonus checks stopped. Because everyone would have
witnessed a spectacle so legendary, they absolutely would have begged
to work the whole of 2017, sans wages. “OMG!?, WTF!?, Creeper
alert!!”, I imagine you uttering. They all do, so I’ve trained to
dismiss it as an understandable, yet adorably ignorant statement,
little Miss Holly of meh…
What it be; had I been privy to meh.'s surveillance techniques, I
would have first begun my primping routine by a total body spritzing
with a thin coating of Crisco (family secret). The complex base sheen
produced has actually hypnotized some folks to the point of nausea.
Wait 11 minutes until tacky - perfection takes time. The final step of
this transformation comes in the form of the sultry slither I’ve
perfected - it’s the only way I’ve found to get rocking in my Paw
Patrol Bootay shorts. Rawwwrrrrr! Sometimes, I will ring the orderlies
hotel butler for help with that part.
This is for realz, yo. The experience kicks off once your eyes have
stabilized and focused on a fuzzy, dull glow - the hue, many describe
close to that edible, whitish school paste. Your breath will abandon
ship. No longer in control, you feel as a drunkard- your vision taking
thirsty gulps of the deliciously flabby sight of my runway subpar
model body. Your fancies are helpless to resist the tickling. If you
were rich, you’d be setting your VCR timer. A parallel dimension is
revealed which only I can unlock for others. Next time let me know
meh. is tuned in and I’ll show you folks. Because there really are no
words, but I think now you have at least somewhat of an idea.
Check it out, dear Holly. When asked, FedEx operator 58008 relayed
that I positively would not have received it in time had I not
performed the emergency HHR (Halt Hold Retrieve) tactics I learned
during my two tours in Nam (1997 & 2003). There’s gotta be some love
for an orphan tryin’ to rise up from the g-hetto - left with no choice
but to offer up his body in exchange for the bus tokens required to
brave the 7.3-mile pilgrimage to Oxnard’s scenic FedEx distribution
center. You know this to be truth. This all, because he can’t bear to
be the one who finalizes the pitch-grey tarnish on Meh’s spotty
reputation. And because his meh. and Pap smeared his dreams by
abandoning him at the tender age of 38. Because the street has groomed
his color-indifferent appreciation for the giving and receiving pearl
necklaces - black and white and needless-burgundy-orangutan.
He is aware that should feel shame - yet is rendered helpless to
battle emotion when confronted with the myriad of sensations which
trigger his haunting smile. The faint aroma of bleach. Sunlight
reflecting off the fresh morning dew. All bring back fond visions of
the creamy, silky smooth ropers of natural pearl adorning his neck and
chest. A treasured holiday gift which leaves him feeling more than
compensated for services exchanged for public transit fare.
Your shrewd insight has forever decked my halls. All bow to Holly!
Fa-blah-blah-blah-blah. Sí, técnicamente la orden fue recibida antes
de Navidad. So you are absolutely right, I’m sorry for ever thinking -
You know, meh? Depending on your idiot customers to keep your promises
from draining to empty is pure genius. I imagine I’m not alone by
feeling that you have filled secret crannies, voids, crevices and
orifices with meh-ricales. Or maybe I am.