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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Amrita's Avatar
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    Default Can these be called faceted pearls?

    I have named them bead nucleated faceted fireballs, just because they seem to have facets (some subtle) on their surface....However, on being questioned about whether these are indeed faceted (by man or machine), I am a bit unsure.

    Seeking advice here please - would these be termed "faceted" in pearly parlance...? If not, what do we make of the facets that are visible...? Thanks!

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    Hi Amrita,
    The nucleus is "faceted" then the mussel just does its nacre thing

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    Hi Amrita, hmm those are more like the Baroque pillow-shaped FW pearls.

    Since they are bead nucleated as you say, you can call them fireballs if you wish, but faceted is in our understanding something else .

    Found a good post to that here: http://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/sho...6080#post26080

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    Nothing to do with Amrita's pearls specifically but I just saw some faceted round fakes

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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Amrita's Avatar
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    Thanks Marianne! That makes perfect sense.
    Thanks for the link Sven! I think I understand the difference now...
    Fakes are everywhere, Wendy!

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    We just saw these facted nucleus pearls at Pearl Paradise. I am not sure what name they have as I didn't write it down. They also had matched loose pearls for earrings, you can see how different they are compared to the smoother baroques.



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    Thanks for the pictures! They are lovely. So faceted nucleus pearls is the correct name for such pearls..

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    I'm not sure what the correct name would be for them. They do have a faceted nucleus and they are beaded. I picked them up for our show and tell at the ruckus because they were just so strange. We're considering doing something with them for the Pearl Collective lines as they don't really fit our mix, IMO.

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    Funny because we have been calling them "diamond nucleated" for the past couple of years because of the faceted look.

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    "diamond nucleated" that's great!

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    Wendy, really? Are they supposed to look like pearls that have been hand-faceted?
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    i believe that's two completely different kind of pearls ( both freshwater of course ), that's why i was confused too at the beginning...

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    Hi Blair, who knows who will think they are real....
    they are round and have small facets like a gemstone
    I've got some faceted freshwaters too from years ago - some sort of coating over a fw pearl with facets in it. applied in two halves as you can sometimes see the join.

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    I think they are the same. Like some round nucleated pearls become baroque or semi-round I think these "diamond" shaped nucleated pearls have different forms. BTW I call them Diamond shaped but they aren't actually all symmetrically faceted. I like them even though I am in the round nuclei business. The angles catch the light in some really nice ways and the necklaces and bracelets are different but still appeal to pearl purists like myself.

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