Why Buy From Pearl Oasis?
Proper Pearl Grading
Since Pearl Oasis only sells pearls, we know the proper way to grade them and we tell you how we do it. Each pearl jewelry item in our catalog is personally graded by our owner, Sunny Chen, who has been trained by the G.I.A. in proper pearl grading. Each of our item descriptions include complete and accurate grading information. Other jewelry retailers do not provide accurate grading.
We grade our akoya cultured pearls using the GIA Gem Pearl Master Comparison Set and tell you the grade of all the akoya cultured pearls we sell. Others don't tell you the grade of their akoya cultured pearls or don't tell you the standards they use to grade their akoya cultured pearls. Pearl Oasis tells you how we grade our akoya cultured pearls.
For our best quality akoya cultured pearls, we additionally compare with actual Famous Brand akoya jewelry. We guarantee that Pearl Oasis AA+ grade pearls equals Famous Brand A1 grade. We were the first to actually compare our pearls with the Famous Brand. Other on-line retailers say their pearls compare, but offer no proof.
We grade our Tahitian black pearls using standards established by the Tahitian government and tell you what those standards are. All the Tahitian black pearls you see in the Pearl Oasis catalog are one-of-a-kind and are the actual Tahitian black pearls you will receive.
Our South Sea pearls are graded using the standards established by The South Sea Pearl Consortium, the trade association of South Sea Pearl farmers and distributors. All the South Sea pearls you see in the Pearl Oasis catalog are one-of-a-kind and are the actual South Sea pearls you will receive.
Some on-line retailers of pearl jewelry are simply are not being honest about the quality of their pearls. There are retailers using the term "gem quality" to describe their cultured pearls. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission considers this a deceptive practice. The Federal regulations state: Use of the word "gem" with respect to cultured pearls should be avoided since few cultured pearls possess the necessary qualifications to properly be termed "gems." Other retailers are using the term "flawless" to describe their pearls. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission states: It is unfair or deceptive to use the word "flawless" as a quality description of any gemstone that discloses blemishes, inclusions, or clarity faults of any sort when examined under a corrected magnifier at 10-power, with adequate illumination, by a person skilled in gemstone grading. If you see a retailer using these terms to describe their pearls, they are not being honest.
Complete and Accurate Pearl Information
We tell you if our cultured pearls are saltwater or freshwater and what the differences are. Others don't.
We tell you whether the akoya cultured saltwater pearls are from Japan or China. Others don't.
We tell you what our list price or MSRP (Manufacturers' Suggested Retail Price) means. Other pearl retailers state a discounted price, but don't tell you how they determined the "list price" they are discounting.
We follow the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) regulations about how pearl jewelry must be described to customers. Other retailers either don't follow the regulations at all or fail to follow the spirit of the regulations. View the FTC's jewelry buying guide, All That Glitters.
We provide a Certificate of Authenticity for our pearl jewelry upon request. We have a collection of high end pearl jewelry items with European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) pearl certificates and Universal Gemological Services (UGS-appraisal affiliate of EGL) pearl appraisal reports. Pearl Oasis is the only online store providing EGL pearl certification of pearl jewelry. See the list of EGL certified pearl jewelry items by clicking here.
Satisfied Pearl Lovers
We have thousands of very satisfied customers. Read what our Ebay customers have said about us. Ebay seller feedback is unbiased. We are a member of the Better Business Bureau with a perfect record. Read our BBB record. and we have been in business for more than 10 years.
We offer a 30 day money back guarantee for our pearl jewelry with extended return during the Christmas holiday season. No questions, and no RMA (return merchandise authorization). We have a very low return rate for our pearl jewelry.
We offer free shipping and handling for orders over $300 (Does not apply to international orders). For orders under $300, 3-day shipping and handling is only $8.00.
You can place your pearl jewelry order on-line or you can phone your pearl jewelry order in on a toll-free phone number.