Monday, October 12, 2009

Forget the diamonds dahling - give me pearls!


Sorry, Marilyn - I'm not one who subscribes to the notion that "diamonds are a girl's best friend."

Maybe it's because I was brought up in New England, maybe it's because I LOVE things that are timeless and elegant or maybe it's because people have forgotten how beautiful pearls are.

I received my first set of "REAL" pearls for my wedding day. My mother and I went and chose each one individually and had them strung and hand knotted to match my wedding gown. Ever since that day, I've LOVED pearls. The fact that each one is different and finding pearls that match coupled with the fact that they need to be hand strung and knotted in order to complete a necklace or bracelet makes each one of them that much more special.

When Museum Way approached me about reviewing their pearl jewelry, I got SOOOO excited. I wasn't QUITE sure if they'd live up to my "standards", since there are a lot of companies that sell pearls - but, they aren't chosen with the same care or hand knotted.

There's something about a company that does ONE thing and does it well. Museum Way is one of those companies. Since they SPECIALIZE in pearls of all kinds, including akoya pearls, freshwater pearls, and tahitian pearls, you can be assured that the quality is exactly what you'd expect.

You're going to think I'm a little crazy for saying this - but, I LIKE THE FACT that this is a Boston based company. It's not just that I'm originally a New Englander, but it's the fact that women in Boston tend to dress a bit more traditional (and elegant) and they're picky about their pearls. So, I figure that if the Boston Brahman can order their pearls from Museum Way, then so can I.

Here's the KICKER! Museum Way DISCOUNTS their pearls. They sell pearls at 75%-80% less than the TRADITIONAL jewelers. So not only are you getting a HIGH QUALITY piece of jewelry, but you're SAVING. This is one of those Champagne Living - live the good life for less purchases! Quality, Value and Consistency is what has made them so successful and will continue to in the future. If you have questions when shopping with them, simply call their toll free number and an expert will help you choose the right gift as well as answer questions about pearl size, quality or color.

With prices ranging from $41 to over $10,000, you'll find something in EVERY budget. I was thinking that a pair of simple pearl studs would be the sweetest gift for a pre-teen. Of course if like me, you want pearls to wear with your wedding gown, I can't think of a better place to buy them.

Museum Way sent me a Cultured Akoya Pearl Bracelet so that I could see the quality of their jewelry and it's absolutely stunning. It arrived with a GIA certified appraisal of $660, and Museum Way sells them for only $132.50 - that's an INCREDIBLE savings.

Museum Way stands behind EACH purchase by offering -

  • Return if not satisfied within 90 Days
  • Free UPS Ground Shipping on All Orders
  • Free Appraisal with every Purchase
  • Better Business Bureau Member

So if you receive your pearls and aren't satisfied, simply return them. That tells me that this company is out to make repeat customers.

Museum Way is going to giveaway the same Cultured Akoya Pearl Bracelet away to one of Champagne Living's readers as they sent me. YUP - that's the one with the GIA certified appraisal of $660 that they sell for only $132.50.

I want to thank Museum Way for sending me these gorgeous pearls to KEEP as well as the bracelet that they are giving away.

GIVEAWAY
Enter Daily

Go to Museum Way Pearls and pick out your absolute FAVORITE item.


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