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Address: Main Road | Taputapuatea, Avarua, Cook Islands
Phone Number:
+682 21 939
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Purchase jewelry, black pearls and other handcrafts at this specialty shop...

Purchase jewelry, black pearls and other handcrafts at this specialty shop and art gallery.

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Custom made jewelry!

I bought a custom-made hand-selected black pearl earrings and necklace from here. The ladies here will help you to select from a variety of pearls they have in store. A great... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Katie K
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Paso Robles, California
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Norman, Oklahoma
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98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice upscale pearl & art gallery. The pieces and designs that are sold here are mostly crafted in New Zealand but are proprietary to this specific market. This was definitely the best place on the island to find items to bring home. In fact, I purchased a few ceramic pieces and a Tabatha Forbes print. Something I will cherish... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I bought a custom-made hand-selected black pearl earrings and necklace from here. The ladies here will help you to select from a variety of pearls they have in store. A great souvenir to take home!

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Thank Katie K
Calgary
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69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I needed a less expensive gift, that still looked custom. I have been in the Beachcomber market several times over the years... so I had a feeling I would be able to put together a gift on a budget. The friend I was buying for had seen a baroque pearl / rubber neckpiece I have worn for years... her and... More 

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1 Thank holidayfuncalgary
Fareham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for a coffee. The coffee, cakes and snacks were great. Best of all was the Vinyl Revival Club. A record player and loads of excellent LPs to listen to while you ate. Wonderful place! The cafe owners run revival discos, locally.

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Thank David M
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Been to raro three times and do not miss this place on a Saturday for the world - dancing on stage always great to watch and to see the little ones get in to it for the future island dancers Great place to do your island food shopping as the veggies are to die for :-). Great snacks and eating... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I went here with a friend who was shopping around for a pearl and on the second visit ended up buying one myself. Staff were very helpful and they had a large range of ready made pieces along with pearls you could pick yourself and get put into a setting (which was ready to collect the next day). Range of... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

The concept of picking out your own pearl to be put in your chosen setting is intriguing. Problem was that I was charged 2.5 times more for the setting than another more reputable jewelry store in town sold the exact same setting. I was able to get a refund but had to prove the setting was the same by buying... More 

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Calgary
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69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The beachcomber is a large pearl shop/market. For me it is a unique buying experience. I like the fact that you can buy the exact pearl that speaks to you whether flashy and expensive and more economical and unique. The next step is to pick the setting wether gold or silver, ring, pendant, earrings....etc. This process makes it easier to... More 

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1 Thank holidayfuncalgary
Amawalk, New York
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2015

I have purchased pearl earrings with a custom pearl setting done by the next day. I have asked questions about the quality of the pearls but the sales person never gave me a straight answer. I have picked up the earrings on the last day of my stay. When I inspected them at home, I noticed that the setting was... More 

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Thank Jana V
lukeb2011, Manager at Beachcomber Pearl Market, responded to this review

Kia Orana Jana, We are so sorry to hear of your experience in out store. It is common practice with our staff to assist customers in finding pearls suited to their taste and budget. We of course stand 100% behind our quality product and as such will offer you a full refund. Please contact me on lukeb@oyster.net.ck to organise this.... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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1,040 reviews
579 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

If you are a tourist visiting Cook Island like we were you'll find lots of touristy stuff here as well as pearls of every color. We were here on a weekday when there was not much going on. You will want to get here on a Saturday when I'm sure there will be more bargains and better prices. We found... More 

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