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    Default A gift from a friend

    A friend of mine gave me this 50 inches pearls necklace plus another 16 inches that I double to make a bracelet. Photos of the necklace are below (I apologize for the quality - taken by phone). The measurements are 13mm by 17mm (oval). I can double and triple the necklace around my neck and is extremely heavy to wear, but I love it because my best friend gave it to me

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    Are these salt or fresh water pearls. I could see where some of the nacre were taken off to remove imperfections (not sure why).

    I would really like to get an experts opinion. Thank you in advance.

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    The pearls are freshwater and from China. I don't see where any nacre is removed. I do see the rings and divots, but those are naturally occurring.

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    Thank you Jeremy. The missing nacre is hard to capture with my phone, one has to really look closely to see it.

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    What a lovely gift from your friend!
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    Pearls make great gifts! Sounds like your friend is a pearl, too.

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    Thank you JerseyPearl and Pearl Dreams: Yes, she has been my friend for close to 20 years. She tells we are joined at the hips (and through thick and thin), and she is right

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    what a thoughtful friend!

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    Such a lovely gift ! They would be quite heavy as they are Freshwater pearls and quite large but it's a great look and every time you wear them you think of your wonderful friendship !

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    She is indeed a very thoughtful and a wonderful friend, SunSeeker and Katbran

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    CatsNme welcome to our pearl club!

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    Thank you Naan.

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