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Thanks - I wanted to spend a little more on them though. The money is a small inheritance from someone who meant a great deal to me, and who wore pearls all the time. I thought it would be a nice tribute to her.
I think I'll probably go with the Winterson ones unless I find any I like more.
They're UK based and hand knot the necklaces over here, though obviously the pearls are shipped in. Everything comes with certificates of authenticity etc too so you know you're getting something quality. They're also really helpful if you want to give them a ring.
A word of caution - I looked at loads of other sites before this one, some of which were offering brilliant deals. I've since found out a lot of them are probably dodgy, so do be careful! (Though that one you've linked to looks ok to me!)
Go to a high end pawn shop-yes there is such an entity. Get them to do a lot of explaining and comparing until you feel satisfied that they are talking turkey. They may show you strings without closures so don't forget to see several of those too. And get an evaluation certificate for insurance purposes. Also ask about restringing -with knotting of course.