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    Exclamation Is my pearl scratched ?

    Hi there, Iím super new to anything about pearls and bought an oyster to be opened via a live video. When she showed it to me I noticed a small scratch looking thing. Is it a scratch? Can it be fixed ?

    Thanks!
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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Marianne's Avatar
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    If you paid by credit card, cancel it!!!

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    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
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    Oh, my, I agree with Marianne. The damage cannot be fixed, and that is a dyed freshwater pearl, not an akoya. Freshwater pearls of low value are placed inside live juvenile saltwater oysters so that people will think the pearls were cultured in that oyster. The oyster is then killed by being immersed in chemicals that make it close its shell before it dies.
    It's a nasty business all around.
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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert lilliefuzzysocks's Avatar
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    I also agree cancel it. These are commercial quality freshwaters worth less than the shipping you paid to send it to you.

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    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert
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    Definitely get your money back..if you bought it as an Akoya then you were lied to..and if they try to say that's a natural mark..lies.

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    you're better off buying a real pearl from a reputable online vendor. That, or just buy yourself a real fresh oyster, shuck it and enjoy with a dash of lemon and salt.

    this pearl-in-oyster scam just has to stop!

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