Never heard of this company, but I don’t pay much attention to jewelry companies in the first place. How does this company measure up to Imperial, and how does this necklace measure up to the last one? I bought that one as a gift but was somewhat dismayed by the actual lack of pearls. Is this a quantity vs quality thing?
@Yoda_Daenerys No, it was what I expected. I jumped on it as a gift for my mom, who had her pearl necklace stolen decades ago and never got another one, not expecting another (different) pearl necklace to go on sale so soon. I figured it was the best I’d find in a year when money’s been very tight, but then this deal came along for $9 more and it looks a lot more like what I’d expect from a pearl necklace. Just unsure of the quality. The Imperial pearls are small, but they look nice.
I bought a set of these, too, so I guess I’ll see how they compare. If these are nicer, I can always give the Imperial necklace to someone else.
@davecort as the buyer at MEH I am going to give you the skinny on this issue. All freshwater pearls that are dark like silvers, grays, blacks, etc are dyed usually from white or light pink pearls. Naturally occurring black pearls are Tahitian pearls and the price for an 18" strand can run from $500 to $5000 depending on the quality of the pearl… We will make sure that if the black was photoshopped, that will be the last time we use that process.
@natemallad Yep, I get all that. I was posting as an FYI to the community since for some strange reason this potentially useful piece of info was somehow omitted from your 400+ snarky word description.
While I appreciate the angle of today’s writeup, a hashtag printed on a jewelry box is probably the most hilariously tacky and destined-to-be-dated thing I can think of.
The .com in the company name printed there is pretty bad, too. Reminds me of the terrible physical store called patio.com that appeared during the dot-com bubble. Huge sign with that name and everything. Apparently it still exists under that name, somehow?! Talk about a relic!
First time I don’t check meh right at midnight est in like a month, and of course its something I want! set my alarm for 5 minutes before early bird release, click buy as soon as it rolls over, aaaannnnd white sold out in less than a minute. How are those who got a set at early bird able to click so quickly? This one came down to the second !
Been trying to buy a white necklace since 8:00… it looks like it is processing but the green bar keeps going then the dang thing says “OOPS. WE HAD A PROBLEM PLACING YOUR ORDER.”. Over and over… Just lost 21 minutes of my life I’ll never get back
Also All I get is a OOPS had problem placing order. Tried multiple devices multiple times no success!! #WTF?
#SUCKS. Several browsers, different devices different credit cards Amazon account. Will try a new account I guess.
@Robidb Really curious to why this is true for some but not others. I’ve been trying since 8 with no luck and nothing in my recent orders. Here’s hoping you get your set!
edit: this comment is lucky! an order went through for me c:!
With the ordering issues this morning we have more accidental duplicate orders than normal. Please check your account page and cancel any dupes you don’t want. If you see this after an hour has passed, use the support page to request a manual cancellation. Sorry for the hassles this morning.
Very unhappy with your ordering issues this morning. Got the “processing” issue multiple times only to eventually get kicked out and forced to try again - of course, knowing each time that it was less likely to get one. Did not win the lottery for the 4:00 chance even though I clicked to purchase as soon as the page allowed it.
I think that, with the Meh-server issues for hours yesterday (precluding some of us from buying, when discovered) there should be a “X-hour” sale for remaining pearls: When your infrastructure was fixed, they claimed gone and waiting for VaMPires! #disgruntled
I have a quick question that I did request support about the day of, but I had two orders, and was going to cancel one but decided against it (two gifts ain’t bad) though later in the day it got cancelled by itself, even though it was two separate orders going to two different addresses, is there any way to get the order reinstated or too late?
Received my two white sets today, nice little set that’s casual enough for wear to work, and def nice for the price! Planning to keep one and gift the other to a friend who doesn’t own much of any nice jewellery (original plan was for my mother, but now I’m thinking she is going to be too much of a jewelry snob for these )
@darksaber99999 Fresh water pearls are not known to be as round as saltwater pearls.
Here is an explanation for a source that seems to be reliable:
Freshwater pearls are indeed cultured pearls. Most of the time, however, when someone is referring to strictly ‘cultured pearls’ without the proceeding ‘freshwater’ they are typically referring to Akoya pearls.
The industry is changing, however, as more jewelers are consumers are educating themselves about pearls. I do not think any type of pearl should be referred to as only ‘cultured’ as this covers all pearls on the market today, including South Sea, Tahitian, Akoya, and freshwater pearls.
The main differences between a freshwater cultured pearl and a saltwater cultured pearl is where they have been cultured, and the nucleation.
Freshwater pearls are mantle nucleated, in other words a piece of the mantle of a sacrificed mollusk is inserted into the the receiving mollusk where the ‘nacre’ forms around it to produce the pearl. All saltwater pearls, however, which include Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea, are bead nucleated. A small bead is inserted with the mantle tissue and the nacre forms around the bead.
Freshwater pearls are, of course, cultured in a freshwater environment, like a lake or stream. The other three main varieties are cultured in saltwater.
Pearls cultured in Saltwater are typically much more valuable than those cultured in freshwater and they also typically have a higher shine, luster, and are consistently spherical or nearly so.
I got this for someone for Xmas, one black set and one white set. White set was complete but the black set did not have earrings. Sounds like someone else got my earrings or I got someone else’s necklace and bracelet LOL.