Where to Buy Pearls in the Philippines

A girl's fashion philosophy, "You're never fully dressed without your pearls."

Many pearl collectors, investors, businessmen or simply pearl enthusiasts travel all the way here in the Philippines to purchase pearls. From the affordable fresh water pearls being sold in Greenhills to the ultra expensive golden south sea pearls of Jewelmer, Philippine pearls are no doubt among the highest quality in the world.

Best Places to Shop for Pearls in the Philippines

If you want to get the authentic, best quality set of pearls, Jewelmer is the best place to shop. For over 30 years, Jewelmer has been the premier producer of the most lustrous South Sea pearls int he world. The company has successfully cultivated pearls with a rich, natural golden color, which is characteristic of the South Sea pearls produced only in the Philippines. Jewelmer also prides itself in being a fully integrated company with master craftsmen who design and create exclusive fine pearl jewelry with perfect mélange of French and Asian sensibilities.

Jewelmer gives certification of authenticity to its customers to guarantee that the pearls are natural and not chemically treated. They have shops located at Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Abreeza Mall,  The Peninsula Manila, Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, SM Megamall, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Resorts World,  Trinoma, Eastwood City Mall


2. Pearl Shops in Palawan

Palawan is not only famous for its Underground River and world class beach attractions, this is also the home  of the lustrous south sea pearls.

South Sea pearls from Delma Pearl and Souvenir Shop in Palawan (image source)

Authentic South Sea Pearls are much cheaper in Palawan, easily spotted in Puerto Princesa. A buyer will have an opportunity to choose buying just the south sea pearl itself or those with readied embellishments. If you don't have enough money to buy the expensive south sea pearl, you may want to bring home small fresh water pearls. They're dirt cheap but still beautiful.

3.  Jewelry/Pearl Section, Greenhills Shopping Center

Greenhills has always been every shopaholics haven as they sell almost everything there, from electronics to stylish clothes and yes, pearls.

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Shopping for pearls in Greenhills is perfect alternative for those who want to purchase a more affordable pearls than those being sold on luxury malls. It's also great option for those located in the Metro and couldn't fly to Palawan. Those being sold in Greenhills however doesn't give a certificate of authenticity so better arm yourself with  to spot what's real and what's fake. A basic method that you can do yourself is to rub two pearls against each other. Real pearls generally have a gritty feel once they are rubbed against each other. Imitation pearls often slide off each other.

Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Avenue, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63-2-7210572 · Fax: +63-2-7226795

Pearl Trivia

Do you know that the world's largest pearl was found here in the Philippines? It's known as Pearl of Lao Tzu and sometimes referred as Pearl of Allah, discovered in 1934 off the coast of Palawan. The appraised value of the said pearl in 2007 - $93 million.

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