Hello all. I am new to this forum and are need of your opinions/assistance.
My Grandmother left me a multistrand of cultured pearls, in a blue original box, with a certification that says Heller certified cultured pearls H350". She also left me a note to sell them? interesting...
Anyway, I have looked this company up on the internet and have found that they were bought and sold severals times and it appears the company is now called Imperial.
I know this is limited info, but can anyone help me figure out a ballpark worth, where I can look for more information about the pearls, and what exactly the H350 certification is used for?
"Certifiied" isn't a standard term used in the industry to my knowledge. So it meant whatever that Heller co defined it to mean. I think that's why Jeremy suggested you contact the co that would possibly have access to the specifics.
The best way to find their worth is to find an expert pearl appraiser. If you just want a ballpark figure, you may want to take them to a jeweler you trust and they may be able to give you a rough estimate of their worth. They should take into consideration the size, quality, type of pearl, quality of matching, and their overall length.
Your research seems to be the best available so far. I googled Imperial Pearl. Fieldandrose.com (http://www.fieldandrose.com/shop/bra...Imperial+Pearl) has a page of pearls they use that name for. I have no idea if it is the same folks, but you could check. The company itself should know best. Name:Imperial Pearl CompanyAddress:24 Hatton GardenPhone:020 7242 0575. It is in London, but I did not get the rest of the address.
I got nothing when I googled Heller pearls.