The Pearl Factory

★★☆☆☆
  • 1580 S Disneyland Dr

    Anaheim, CA 92802

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  • 714-778-3929

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We had a card for a free pearl with the purchase of a piece of 14k jewelry of $17.99+. Not a bad deal for another moment of fun, I thought, so when we passed kiosk, I let each of my children pick an oyster.

Before opening the oyster, the salesman asked what setting (charm) each child would like... but that the right setting could only be found after opening the oyster. Now, honestly, I should have walked away right then and there, but the kids had never seen a pearl-bearing oyster before. So, we let the salesman open the oyster. Now we were out at least $14 for each pearl.

Should have walked away then. $28 out of pocket and none the worse for wear.... so many quiet little warnings going off in my head, but I ignored them. My kids chose their charms and the salesman, without batting an eye, says the dolphin is $119 and the frog is $358. Time stopped there for a moment. The guy even offered to throw in both pearls for free. I guess he thought I might start breathing again.

Now, the discount card says any 14k gold setting $17.99 or more. So I ask if there are any $20 settings. Man won't answer. Kids really want the charms, though the frog was out and a $99 gecko was in. Any $50 settings. Still no reply.

We're on vacation, so why not... we'll get the charms, thinking they come with the chains they are displayed with. Lo and behold, that there gecko is $119, can't change the price on the computer, and do we want chains to go with the charms? Still could have walked away with two drilled pearls, but I'm a "zeta" female didn't want to make a scene. Especially since one of the pearls had already been affixed to the setting.

Lesson to those who think they're getting a deal: even after the oyster is open, paying $14 for a pearl that you can carry around in your pocket is a whole lot cheaper than two $119 charms without a chain... be careful and don't be railroaded at this kiosk.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had a card for a free pearl with the purchase of a piece of 14k jewelry of $17.99+. Not a bad deal for another moment of fun, I thought, so when we passed kiosk, I let each of my children pick an oyster.

Before opening the oyster, the salesman asked what setting (charm) each child would like... but that the right setting could only be found after opening the oyster. Now, honestly, I should have walked away right then and there, but the kids had never seen a pearl-bearing oyster before. So, we let the salesman open the oyster. Now we were out at least $14 for each pearl.

Should have walked away then. $28 out of pocket and none the worse for wear.... so many quiet little warnings going off in my head, but I ignored them. My kids chose their charms and the salesman, without batting an eye, says the dolphin is $119 and the frog is $358. Time stopped there for a moment. The guy even offered to throw in both pearls for free. I guess he thought I might start breathing again.

Now, the discount card says any 14k gold setting $17.99 or more. So I ask if there are any $20 settings. Man won't answer. Kids really want the charms, though the frog was out and a $99 gecko was in. Any $50 settings. Still no reply.

We're on vacation, so why not... we'll get the charms, thinking they come with the chains they are displayed with. Lo and behold, that there gecko is $119, can't change the price on the computer, and do we want chains to go with the charms? Still could have walked away with two drilled pearls, but I'm a "zeta" female didn't want to make a scene. Especially since one of the pearls had already been affixed to the setting.

Lesson to those who think they're getting a deal: even after the oyster is open, paying $14 for a pearl that you can carry around in your pocket is a whole lot cheaper than two $119 charms without a chain... be careful and don't be railroaded at this kiosk.

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This fun kiosk offers pearls in shells. It fits in with the street vendors along Downtown Disney. Sure, it's an impulse buy, but then again, so is a lot of other stores along this shopping row.

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This fun kiosk offers pearls in shells. It fits in with the street vendors along Downtown Disney. Sure, it's an impulse buy, but then again, so is a lot of other stores along this shopping row.

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