Bergman & Sons, Avarua

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Take home a memorable souvenir from Bergman & Sons, a store dedicated to natural and farmed black pearls. These small ocean jewels come from a lagoon in the north of the country, the native home of black-lipped mother-of-pearl shells. The shop sells everything from rings and necklaces, to pendants and loose pearls. While you shop, keep in mind some important pearl attributes, like shape and surface quality. Unblemished natural pearls remain rare, and marks often add character and distinction to a piece of jewelry. Using our custom trip planner, Rarotonga attractions like Bergman & Sons can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • July 14, 2017
    I cannot depart from the Cook Islands without several stops at Bergman and Sons. The MOST beautiful pearls and wonderful,creative designs. Great and very helpful service. I know I will be back to shop...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    We did not end up buying anything because the pearls were out of our price range. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable. I found some really lovely pearls but apparently my tastes are nicer than my...  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    Wife bought pearl necklace which was reasonably priced. Even though they don't have their own black pearl farm like other stores, they had good selection and prices. We compared prices and selection w...  more »

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