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    Question need some help in finding out if this is worth anything please <3

    [ i thought i posted this last night, but couldn't find the post [i might have not done something not right to post it, sorry, I'm new to this site]


    but i was wondering if any of these where worth good money, the one is purple and i know that's rare, if so who do i sale them to, or get a real appraisal from


    thanks in advance guys!


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    Pearl Maven Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
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    It is not fair to put up pictures like that without any information on where you bought them and what you thought you were buying. Also the photos are not helpful, at all.

    How about photographing them one at a time from at least 2 angles in bright indirect light. And Much closer up. The better the quality of information you provide, the more interesting helping you becomes.
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    The dark ones are probably dyed. I can't imagine that you would get much money for them. Caitlin is right. What makes you think they have value? How did you come by them?
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    Also are they drilled? Half or full?

    The dark ones look like dyed freshwater pearls, maybe, or they could be beads of some sort, based on the photos.
    From the photos, the white pearls could be real or imitation, saltwater or freshwater-- really we need much better photos and more information.

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    I had gotten then out of clams from some one I know that sales farmed
    When I get home I'll post better pics, sorry, im new to this

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    But how can they be dyed right from the clam (I bought the clams and open them at the guys shop)
    I will upload better pics

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    They are not drilled, I got them from a few clams I bought, I will post better pics when I get home from work

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    The dark pearls are dyed. They were put into the oysters, they didn't grow in them, unfortunately.

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    here are some more pics, i hope they help

    how can i tell if they are dyed? is there any test i can do? [never mind i found the page for it]


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    When you say 'clams you bought' do you mean someone was selling shells and opening them for you and 'oh look a pearl'? If so those are a set-up wtih dead pickled molluscs which have a pearl added. They cost about $1 each in bulk in China. Were you in a tourist attraction? If so which one?

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    you are welcome Neko, in my opinion No,1,3,4 looks like pearl, NO,3 I do not know exactly.

    agree with Pearl Dreams

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