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    Hi,
    I'm new to pearls and would appreciate the experts' advise if these are south sea pearls?

    Much thanks in advance.

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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert
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    Hi, welcome to the forum.
    If you could post a picture of your pearls on a white background, we could help you ID your pearls.

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    I'm guessing their photo is being moderated.

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    I don't see a photo either.

    ssp_lover, please take a few photos...
    • without flash
    • against a white background (e.g. a paper towel)
    • include close ups.

    Please tell us any history for the pearls. Where you got them, etc.
    If there is a clasp, what are the markings on the clasp?
    What size are they?
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    These were bought online from a seller from Palawan Philippines. They are set with 925 silver.
    Are the experts able to tell from the photo if these are SSP ?

    Many thanks for your earlier replies.
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    Default Are these South sea pearls?

    These are 9-10mm in size.
    Set in 925 silver.
    Bought online from a seller in Palawan.

    Any feedback is much appreciated!
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    Thank you. I'm so glad I've found this forum.

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    The photo is a bit small, but the fact that one pearl is slightly more dark golden than the other makes it likelier that they are a) real pearls and b) not dyed freshwaters.

    The size is in the right range for GSS pearls.
    Are they completely round?
    Silver is a bit downscale for valuable pearls but it's still a precious metal.
    I don't want to ask you how much you paid, but does the price seem to you to be the right range for round GSS pearls? What does your "gut" tell you?

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    It's hard to know if they are dyed or not either. If you didn't pay much then they might be treated. They don't look like dyed freshwater but they could be colour enhanced. If you didn't pay too much - check online for prices for similar sized GSS - then I'd just enjoy them. They look at bit off round ..but that could be the photo .. and, if that's the case, that's not a real problem and would be reflected in a lower price than round. Also the Sterling findings , as PD mentioned , isn't something one would think to find on good pearls. They are just keeping their costs down.

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    I'm not sure if they are completely round. These are my first pair of GSS and first time buying online so I didn't want to spend too much. Paid less than USD200. There are 2-3 fish bites on each one. Do FWP come with fish bites too?

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    Thanks and appreciate your prompt reply!

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    Given that they are not completely round, have silver posts and a few of the blemishes you describe, the price is understandable. They could reasonably be GSS pearls.

    I know what you're taking about with the "fish bite" blemishes and have seen them on SSP but I can't answer about whether bead- nucleated FWP might have similar blemishes, not owning any.

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    I have a strand of Edisons, purchased several years ago from Pearl Paradise during a Mother's Day promo. Several of the pearls have pin pricks, which I believe are what the op is calling "fish bites" Let me see if I can find a photo....here ya go...12-15mm Edison strand from Pearl Paradise
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