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    Default (Edit: new pictures)Just wondering if anyone knows what kind ..

    I was given these from my grandma when I was younger. They werent inherit or anything just a gift. Iím now in my early 20s so Iíve definitely had these for over 12 yrs .Not sure if theyíre real or not, and Iíve never worn them but every time I try them on theyíre cold ,and they have this pretty iridescence to them that Iím not sure was picked up on camera. But if anyone can tell me some info on these just from the pictures , thatíd be appreciated
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    Hi Jay12, and welcome to Pearl Guide.

    Looks like your grandmother gave you a pretty necklace of cultured freshwater pearls from China. These would be solid nacre, no bead inside, so quite durable.

    Now...why do you not wear them? Do you not like them as a springy necklace strung on wire?

    If that's it, it would be very easy for you to string them with a clasp. All you would need would be thread (doesn't have to be silk; synthetic threads are easier to work with), a fine flexible wire needle (available at craft stores like Michaels), and a clasp (also at Michaels). You would not need to knot between each pearl-- just between a few pearls on each end near the clasp. We can point to in the right direction if you like; many of us string our own pearls and we have tutorials here.

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    I agree with PD.

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    They look good on and glow!
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    So pretty on you! A lightweight pendant could be a fun addition and a way to personalize to your taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    So pretty on you! A lightweight pendant could be a fun addition and a way to personalize to your taste.
    Or an enhancer.

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    I agree with the others too. You can update your lovely pearls with your own style if you want. But it's nice to always have that sentimental gift from your grandmother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
    Hi Jay12, and welcome to Pearl Guide.

    Looks like your grandmother gave you a pretty necklace of cultured freshwater pearls from China. These would be solid nacre, no bead inside, so quite durable.

    Now...why do you not wear them? Do you not like them as a springy necklace strung on wire?

    If that's it, it would be very easy for you to string them with a clasp. All you would need would be thread (doesn't have to be silk; synthetic threads are easier to work with), a fine flexible wire needle (available at craft stores like Michaels), and a clasp (also at Michaels). You would not need to knot between each pearl-- just between a few pearls on each end near the clasp. We can point to in the right direction if you like; many of us string our own pearls and we have tutorials here.


    Thanks for the reply! I know nothing about pearls so itís nice to get a little insight. I also donít wear them because jewelery isnít really my thing. Theyíre beautiful, but I havenít really found the occasion to wear them. The clasp thing is good idea though. Iíll have to look into that

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    You could also make a Christmas tree decoration with them, if not interested in wearing them!

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    You're so creative, PD! Great idea!
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