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    very interesting and cool - luv to hear what you find out!

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    Pinnidae are going to disappear, around the world. So interesting to see what it will be perhaps just a memory, soon.

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    Thanks everybody for your advice.
    Today I spoke with GIA over the phone and my report is ready.
    I will collect my pearls and the report from the Carlsbad lab on Friday but here is what I was told over the phone.
    I had given 5 of these as sample set for testing.

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Results,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,


    General Description..Five (5) loose undrilled pearls.
    Measurements.....Ranging from 3.76 mm to 4.93 x 4.19 x 3.75 mm
    Pearl(s).................Natural pearls
    Environment........Saltwater
    Mollusk.................Undetermined
    Treatments............No indications of treatment
    Shape....................Near-round and button
    Bodycolor..............Dark brown and black, Natural
    Overtone...............N/A
    Comments.............Surfaces are non-nacreous.
    Last edited by karma1808; 11-29-2017 at 11:13 PM.

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    Cool! It would have been nice to have had the mollusk determined, but now you know for sure you have natural pearls!

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    How do I determine the value of these pearls.
    Please advice.

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    Perhaps you could contact Kari Pearls or The Pearl Collector and see if either wants to buy them?

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    How interesting, karma1808! Congrats on authenticating your natural pearls.

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    PD has a good suggestion - Send them the photos and the copy of the report and see what they say. Let us know how the story goes !

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    Thanks for the advice.
    Do we have any idea about the approx value of these pearls.

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    When people ask what their pearls are worth I often suggest researching "sold" prices of similar objects-- because ultimately the only monetary value an object has is whatever people are willing to pay for it. (An object no one wants to buy has no monetary value, though it may have a great deal of emotional value to its owner.)

    Since natural pearls are not abundant, it might be hard to research recently sold examples of pearls like yours--but you can look at what similar natural pearls are listed at on the websites I mentioned. Then remember that to make a profit, the vendor would have to buy them from you at a lower price than they plan to sell them for.

    Sorry that I can't provide a better answer. Maybe someone else has more experience in this.

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    Thanks again, but I am trying to establish a starting point for the sale.
    I have contacted Kari pearls to begin with.

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    That's understandable.

    In the absence of any information on how much such pearls have sold for in the past, you could make a personal decision on what the least amount is that you would accept for them-- just to have a number in your mind. This represents what they are worth to you, to keep them. Think of it as a reserve price, such as one might set in an auction.

    I could see them being set as a bracelet-- undrilled-- in a prong setting.
    Last edited by Pearl Dreams; 12-01-2017 at 04:41 PM.

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    Just curious, if this would be of any interest to any museum

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    Karma,

    Good luck selling your pearls and thank you for sharing your story, photos and certificate. I agree with what Pearl Dreams said, and I hope Kari will give you helpful information too.
    Pattye


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    Thanks for the wishes Pattye.

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