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    Default How much for a 200-250 year old natural Basra pearl necklace (certificate available)?

    I know someone who's looking to sell a Basra natural pearl necklace which has been their family heirloom for 200-250 years.

    The necklace has been examined by the Gem and Pearl Testing Laboratory of Bahrain and as per the certificate here are some details:

    Type; Graduated ten row pearl necklace
    Weight: 963.87 carats (192.77 grams)
    Number of pearls: 1449
    Color: White to cream
    Dimensions of the largest pearl: 10.3x91.mm

    Here's a photo of the necklaceName:  IMG-20170222-WA0011.jpg
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    How much would be a fair offer for this item? I am based in Mumbai, India.

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    Natural Pearl Sciences Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Lagoon Island Pearls's Avatar
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    Accepting the provenance at face value, that's quite a necklace. The age might be true, but you'd need to provide sufficient evidence to support the claim.

    That said, Pearl-Guide is not a selling site, nor do we appraise value. I recommend it be taken to a reputable auction house for inspection and valuation.

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    Atreides, Welcome and thank you for sharing the excellent photo of a remarkable necklace! A proper appraisal will need to be done in person by someone who specializes in pearls, as Dave mentioned.
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