I have been searching for days trying to decide where to buy pearls. Back to the night market again. I walked through different shops before making my purchase. I bought two gorgeous strands of black pearls for my friends. I am thinking these are better quality than the strand I bought for myself on my last visit to Vietnam, 8 years ago. Although I have to say mine are still beautiful and in perfect shape. These farmed pearls are knotted at no charge; North America it would cost around $150.00.