PearlParadise.com has no middlemen the way typical retail jewelry stores do
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 23, 2009
"Classic white Akoya and South Sea Pearls made for great fashion-watching during President Obama's historic Inaugural," says Jeremy Shepherd, owner of the world's largest online pearl store.
"I've had the TV on day and night just like everybody else," he says, "and it won't surprise anyone to know that I focused on the pearls so many ladies were wearing. Mrs. Obama's love of pearl necklaces obviously made an impression on the women who came to celebrate," says Shepherd.
"You saw pearl jewelry at the receptions and at the swearing-in ceremony -- and of course, at the balls. And no one could ignore the pearls California Sen. Diane Feinstein wore as she presented gifts to the Obamas and the Bidens at the Inaugural luncheon. They looked like white, luminous marbles."
He noted that Sen. Feinstein -- like so many fashionable women attending the Inauguration -- "clearly favored the clean, classic look of white Akoya and South Sea pearls. There's a reason that well-bred, fashion-conscious women gravitate to classic white Akoya and South Sea pearls," he says.
"They are quintessentially American. Beautiful, yet practical. Dress them up, dress them down. Classic white pearls are accessible chic for memorable occasions. 'Accessible chic,'" he says, "really describes what PearlParadise.com is about."
Shepherd says that Pearl Paradise sells pearls 80% below the average retail price of pearls sold in upscale jewelry stores.
"We always encourage customers to compare our pearls to those pearl necklaces sold in fancy jewelry stores because we know they'll notice the price difference."
In honor of the new First Lady, who often wears classic white pearls both in single and multiple strands, Shepherd offers the following specials on classic Akoya and white South Sea pearls.
- For $240 - A 16-inch, AA+ Akoya pearl necklace with a lustrous white bodycolor with 14-karat white or yellow gold ball clasp.
- For $425 - An 18-inch AA+ double-strand white Akoya Sea Pearl necklace with 14-karat white gold or yellow gold ball clasp.
- For $920 - An 18-inch, AA white South Sea high-luster baroque pearl necklace with 14-karat white or yellow gold clasp.
In honor of Sasha and Malia Obama, Shepherd offers "a fun and fashionable way to introduce young ladies to the timeless beauty of pearls."
- For $35 - A 10-11 mm. drop-shape freshwater pearl leather necklace with a sterling silver or 14-karat white or yellow gold clasp.
How can Jeremy Shepherd afford to sell Akoya and white South Sea pearls at 80-percent off retail?
"PearlParadise.com has no middlemen the way typical retail jewelry stores do," he says. "We own our own pearl farm and deal with our own suppliers directly."
The online pearl retailer's unique business model attracts media attention. In the last three years alone, he and his discount luxury pearls have been featured in dozens of media outlets, including:
- "Fox Business News"
- "The New York Times"
- "The Los Angeles Times"