Wow, I tried to add this new shop for a separate review but [perhaps due to operator error!] I failed - So, I'm adding the review here since it's "all in the family." While staying at the Manava Beach Resort, we heard about good deals on pearls at the new "Moana Pearls" location in Paopao, and met the owner, Marama "Peter" Ringland - super guy, well educated and extremely knowledgeable about the family business and pearl farms. He educated us on the different qualities and types of pearls, the evaluation and mounting process used for rings, and helped us pick out a perfect "12" pearl from a large inventoryfor my wife's new ring. We were able to negotiate a really good price while remaining friends[!], and both sides walked away happy [we made a great purchase, and Peter was very accommodating at meeting our budget]! Dealing and talking with Peter about his background and about pearls was one of the highlights of a great vacation, and we now have the perfect souvenir. I DEFINITELY recommend a visit to Moana Pearls in Paopao and would happily go there again for more purchases when on Moorea! Educational, comfortable and rewarding!
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