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    I have Basra pearl necklace.. weight 30 grams with clasp(around 2 grams)..Can anyone guess the value..
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    Sunjai,

    Welcome to the forum. It's always a treat to see a Basra pearl necklace and note the baroque shapes and slight difference in colors. We are aware natural pearls generally have a higher value than cultured, but for me that is of much less interest.

    What is the story of these pearls? Have they been handed down in your family?
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    Those are gorgeous. You might want to check out the website http://www.karipearls.com as she deals a lot with Basra pearls.

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    Hello Pattye,
    Thanks for appreciating the necklace..these came to my Mom in her marriage in 1956 as my maternal Grandpa was a top businessman of India and Burma.. Those days Kings in India, wealthy landlords and business men wore pure natural pearls..specially Basra.. I just received the certificate of testing from Indian reputed lab that these are natural pearls..
    Thanks so much.. And i had a glimpse of your beautiful Etsy shop..
    Sunjai

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    Sunjai, What a wonderful story of your treasured natural Basra pearl necklace! And so its value is~~priceless!

    Thank you very much for the compliment on my etsy shop; which has 10th anniversary this year!

    We can hope men will start wearing more pearls in the future.
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    What wonderful provenance. Since they are certified natural and you know their history, I agree with Pattye. They are priceless.

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    That is a gorgeous necklace and a wonderful story to go along with it! Such a treasure.
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    Although, I have the Lab report from a authentic lab , how can I value this strand. It is 143 carats..can anybody guide for a fair valuation.

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    I recommend checking with an auction house to see what sale price they could bring in an auction.
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    would get one like this!
    One day!

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