If not for necklaces, strings of pearls could only be used to fashion an ostentatious abacus or rappel into the purse of a high-society giantess. Explore pearls' myriad uses with today's Groupon: for $79, you get an 18-inch pearl necklace in a choice of eight colors from My Pacific Pearls' online store (a $450 value).
My Pacific Pearls gathers freshwater pearls that go on to live dry-land lives as opulent necklaces, earrings, and other classic and contemporary pieces. The Maria-Theresa Reef Collection's 18-inch princess-style necklace carries 9- to 10-millimeter pearls and comes in eight naturally acquired colors, including classic white, tahitian black aubergine, tahitian black peacock, peach, gray, pink, gold, and multicolor. A 14-karat white-gold filled clasp unites the land's precious fabrics of land and sea. After a long day of neck draping, a complimentary satin or velour pouch securely tucks necklaces in with a kiss and a bedtime story. The pearls, which hail from several freshwater oyster villages in the South-Pacific region, link to form a bauble whose versatile length is intended to complement any neckline. Each necklace comes with high ratings for luster, nacre, surface, shape, and pearl matching.
Groupon customers also receive two $50 vouchers toward future purchases of any item of $100 or more among the wide array of jewelry on the My Pacific Pearls website. As with actual princesses, each princess necklace comes with care instructions and a certificate of authenticity and valuation.