Bergman & Sons
Bergman & Sons
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You'll find in this store the largest collection of natural and cultured pearls on the Cook Islands, in the form of rings, earrings, strands and loose pearls.
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Terry P
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Thank you to Luke and Martha who recently assisted me in choosing the perfect pearl necklace, I love it! The quality and service is what makes this store different from the rest on the island.
Written 10 February 2019
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1947154943
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Local artist M. Tangeroa exhibits her art exclusively at Bergman - her pieces are dramatic, colourful and very expensive. I fell in love with one piece (which was completely outside my budget) however it now has pride of place in my entrance foyer.
Written 26 January 2019
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holidayfuncalgary
Calgary111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Bergman's is the quality store on the island. They are the original black pearl store and you can understand why! they sell quality and style that you just can't find anyplace else on the island and I have looked. They carry all price ranges and if you don't see anything ask for them to refer you to another reputable shop!
This time bought two pieces. Two bracelets. The macrame bracelets are beautifully finished and I can wear to work in the office daily or out at night. I have worn mine for everyday for 2 years and still looks brand new. I wanted another in a different color just for a little variety.
I truly believe in Buying something as a memory of a great vacation and enjoy.
Took two other couples from the resort Into this shop and they both bought also. Biggest thing is for them is they don't know who is reputable and who isn't and since we have been to island so many times we can help and educate them on pearls before they buy. They bought with confidence that they are getting value for their money.
Written 10 December 2018
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holidayfuncalgary
Calgary111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Bergman's is a reputable quality store specializing in Cook Islands Black pearls.

When we first started going to the island and learning about black pearls I was hesitant where to shop and whether I was getting value for my money. In the last 10 years this has become my "goto store". That doesn't mean I haven't looked around but time and time again I end up only buying here. They have style and quality that I can't find elsewhere on the island! I totally trust their sense of taste, style and quality!

Last year I bought a very nice macreme bracelet. It was a little higher price than the norm for these bracelets but we have bought enough in this shop over the years I have total confidence in the quality and the pearls. They were worth every penny! I got excellent value for my money! It is the most wearable piece of black pearl jewelry I have. It is casual but also dressy! I wear it to work everyday and weekends. I've had so many people notice it that this year we had two friends that wanted us to hunt and bring back bracelets for them. Bergman's make the best on the island! No hesitation there. They start at $395 and go up to the most expensive at $2200. We also bought one for the partner this year. His is fantastic and for someone who doesn't like a watch or jewelry I'm surprise to see him wearing it regularily. These are a great unisex item. So my friend she wanted me to find one at $500.00 and we found a stunner! I can't tell you how excited I was for her to get it! I was so pleased with it. For the money I was shocked how nice it was! They gave a little discount on it so she was thrilled about that also! and the other friend wanted one at $395.00 and we found a great one for him! Like me he only takes his off to shower! So in all we brought back 4! Doesn't seem to matter the price range they all had nice pearls and the quality is great! The test for me is I would love to wear any of the ones we picked up! We still have one spare that we are holding on to! It is going to be a very, very nice gift... maybe graduation for a niece or nephew or a great wedding gift for a relative who is bride or groom!
Ok so that wasn't all I bought. Picked up a stunner single pearl bracelet on titanium. Again a fantastic unisex piece AMAZING!. I don't wear as often as the macreme but on occasion I add it and a leather one to the macrame for a real layered look!

We often have other guests in the resort ask us where to buy pearls. They just want a nice single pendant or a pair of earrings. They are often like us 10+ years ago and not sure where to buy but want value for their money and go to a reputable place. We absolutely recommend them coming to this shop and as we travel into town daily they sight see and hitch a ride with us. Many of these people become friends so want to make sure they are pleased with their purchases. Funny but without fail they buy!

As you can tell I don't hesitate to shop here, there is no pressure. After all these years I know they only sell quality pieces at a fair price. If you don't find something in your price range tell them your budget and if they don't have anything you want ask them to recommend another shop where you can again trust what you are getting for value and quality but a little cheaper!

you are welcome to ask in the shop what I have bought over the years! They should remember most. I also get comments from people on the island when we are there. These are timeless pieces and most of the pieces they see me wear.

I am happy to share my knowledge on black pearls, I'm not in the business I'm just another tourist who enjoys looking, learning, and value for the money. Over the years and I'm finding this with my friends also.... you love them more and more! Feel free to contact me!
Written 23 January 2018
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phillip g
eurekacalifornia116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
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. Thank You Luke and Ben
Written 14 July 2017
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legallyred
Carthage, MO267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
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 wallet.
Written 5 July 2017
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Wayne S
Irvine, CA156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
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 with many other stores like Moana Gems, Farm Direct Pearls, Goldmine, and Tokerau Jim Pearls.
Written 1 July 2017
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Young Sil B
Christchurch, New Zealand31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Before we embarked the pearl shopping, we asked the locals about the good reputable place to buy a pearl (I did not want to get a junky one, but a proper quality one), and this place was the first recommendation they have given us.

The sales person greeted us warmly and helped us to pick the right coloured pearl for my complexion. She was really knowledgeable and helpful and not at all pushy. The shop carries a range of pearls starting from NZD 150 and a few thousand dollars show pieces, so something for everyone.

Since I bought my own necklace there, I have not taken it off and cannot stop looking at it. The colour, the lustre, the shape and the size of the pearl are superb! We did a bit of look around before walking into this shop, and there was no place that came near to this jeweler's quality of the product and the service. I will definitely go back to this shop when I come back to Rarotonga.
Written 20 February 2017
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holidayfuncalgary
Calgary111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
This a quality reputable fashion forward jewelry shop.
The shop is llocated at cook's corner where the bus stops in town.

It always surprises me when I go in each time they have new designs! The prices vary from economical to high end one of a kind. If you see a really nice pearl piece in ytown chances are it came from Bergmans'.

This time I bought a fantastic macrame bracelet with amazing color pearls. I wanted a more casual piece. To my surprise it works both dress up or casual. Luke found the perfect piece for me. I love it.

The picture I have attached doesn't show the amazing pearl colors in my new bracelet but it does show the ring I bought 10 years ago...still an amazing timeless piece and still grabs attention.

I have said this before if you find a piece you love " just buy it" you won't regret it. Always go for the wow!.

Tip - be open to let the staff try pieces on you...particularly Luke, he has a great sense of style and knows his inventory. You might just like something you didn't expect. We have taken 3 couples from our resort into town to shop....all bought a piece or two.... But what I really enjoyed is the unexpected combination of bracelets luke put on one friend it looked amazing and she was shocked also!! Interesting two of the bracelets were unisex pieces! When they work they work.
Written 30 November 2016
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Rosemary C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
The quality and design of the beautiful jewellery in this shop is superb, and the service is 2nd to none. So, so happy with my purchases and I will definitely be back for more!
Written 20 October 2016
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