A stunning big and bold red color mabe pearl with natural organic look and pretty luster in hard-to-find 18mm size! Very nice quality with elegant sheen and organic not-so-smooth surface, great for one-of-a-kind exclusive handmade jewelry. The red color is actually a bit towards purplish or maroon similar to the one in last picture. The backside of the cabochon is a bit rounded (not perfectly flat) and capped with mother of pearl and resin. All pictures taken indoor using natural sunlight without any editing.
These are genuine mabe pearls from Pteria Penguin / black winged pearl oyster shell.
Grade: Standard grade 1 (see explanation below)
Treatment: Coloring/processing, polishing
Mabe pearls for sale in Christe beads & gemstone shop can be categorized into 3 grades:
***High grade, characteristics: perfect shape, almost-perfectly-smooth surface and clean with almost no blemish, great luster, usually matched with gold/platinum
***Standard grade 1, characteristics: not-perfectly-smooth surface with a bit of yellowish blemish on below sides only, good luster, might have small/seamless spots, usually matched with silver/beads
***Standard grade 2, characteristics: not-so-smooth (organic) surface with a bit of yellowish blemish on the sides to front side, normal luster, might have some spots, usually matched with copper/non precious metal
"Cultured mabes are grown intentionally, by using a hemispheric nucleus, rather than a round one; and by implanting it against the oyster's shell, rather than within its tissue. The pearl then develops in a hemispheric form, with a flat back. After the blister pearl has developed, it is 'worked' to become a mabe pearl. Blister pearls are ‘worked’ by cutting the pearl out of the shell with a circle-bit drill. The nucleus is then removed and replaced with a resin. The back of the pearl is then capped with a piece of mother-of-pearl to complete the mabe pearl." (taken from http://www.pearl-guide.com/mabe.shtml)
Please make sure you have read our shop policies on shipping and packaging.
International delivery using registered mail service by Indonesian Post, estimated delivery time 1 month or sooner with tracking number. So if needed, you can check the status of your package via www.posindonesia.co.id website using the registered mail number that I will provide in the shipping notification email.
Please note that you might have to pick up the package / mail at your local post office upon arrival, or it also might be delivered right in front of the door of your address. This delivery manner might be different in each country depending on your local post office regulation.
If you have any concern or queries regarding this, please convo or email at christebeadsgemstone [!at] gmail.com so we can make the best shipping arrangement for you.
Faster shipping service available, please contact us via convo or email for detail before you purchase the item(s).
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All orders will be shipped to you within 3 x 24 hours or 3 working days after payment received, exclude Saturday & Sunday or Indonesian national holidays when the post office is closed.
If there is special case occur when we cannot do it, we will inform you via convo or email; and you may choose either to wait, or cancel your purchase and we will refund full amount to you.
International delivery using International Registered service by Pos Indonesia, estimated delivery time 1 month.
Tracking number provided with insurance/cover for damaged or loss items of exact purchase value as stated in the shipping form.
Status of shipping activities are trackable from origin (Indonesia) to delivery to most destination countries (US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong etc) through the destination country's post website as well as Indonesian Post website. However, package to some other countries destination (e.g Australia and Canada, etc) is not trackable, or only show tracking up to dispatch from origin country (Indonesia) and is no more trackable once it reached the destination country.
Faster service (EMS or Express Mail Service 1 week delivery) -- also with tracking number and insurance -- is available at extra cost. Other fast international courier services such as DHL, Fedex, UPS also available by request. Please note that even these express services can experience significant delay for delivery during peak season in your country e.g. Christmas for western countries, Hari Raya/Eid for Islamic countries. Therefore be mindful by purchasing 2-3 months in advance the items you would like to use in peak season to prevent delays. Kindly note that we are not responsible for delivery delays during peak season.
Upgrade option is available on each listing, otherwise please convo or email to christebeadsandgemstone [!at] gmail.com before purchasing the items.
PLEASE NOTE that you might have to pick up the package / mail at your local post office upon arrival, or it also might be delivered right in front of the door of your address.
This delivery manner might be different in each country depending on your local post office regulation.
Please let us know if you have another preference for shipment, we will do what we can to fulfill your needs.
If you have any concern or queries regarding this, please convo or email at christebeadsandgemstone [!at] gmail.com so we can make the best shipping arrangement for you.
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Registered shipping cost does not include insurance. Extra cover for damaged or loss items are available for some upgrade options. PLEASE NOTE that we are not responsible for any damaged or loss item during shipping, however we will do our best to help our costumer if such case occur.
PLEASE NOTE that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. We are not responsible for any delay due to customs checking.
Your items will be shipped inside a wallet/small bag then placed inside a bubble wrap lined envelope to ensure protection from impact during shipping. Each item is individually placed in suitable size clear plastic bag and fragile items bubble wrapped.
If you need those items to be packed as a gift, please state your request while check out on the "notes to seller" box.
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Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
If for any reason you are not satisfied, please inform via convo or email BEFORE giving us any feedback no more than 3 days upon receiving the item. We shall resolve this issue together, otherwise feel free to return the item maximum within 30 days using reliable shipping service. We will REFUND the purchase amount MINUS SHIPPING cost right AFTER we receive back the items at their original and unused condition. Shipping cost is not refundable.
PLEASE NOTE, THERE IS NO CANCELLATION, RETURN OR REFUND FOR CUSTOM ORDER / MADE TO ORDER / WHOLESALE ITEMS, EXCEPT if after order is processed we find out from producer/warehouse that we are unable to supply the ordered items according to agreement stated in the listing. However if order is confirmed to have been supplied according to agreement, but there is any defect or unsuitable items upon receiving, please send the photo proof within 3 days upon receiving the item. We will check on it and send a replacement if it is proven to be production faulty or such.
For EXCHANGE item as per customer's request (with the note that item is suitable with description in the listing and received in good condition), please contact us within 3 days upon receiving the item to see if the exchange is possible. If so, BUYER PAYS for the RETURN AND RE-SHIPPING FEES.
Shipping cost are not refundable, and buyer pays shipping fees if an item is returned or exchanged.