Hi everyone, I am new to this website. I've always loved pearls and recently discovered how fascinating they were. This site has provided so much great information! Anyway, I just (as in two days ago, so it has not arrived yet) won a bid on Ebay for a pearl necklace, and I was wondering what your honest thoughts are about it. I paid $85 + s/h for it. It was advertised as a genuine vintage strand of saltwater pearls, graduated from 3 to 7mm with a 14k white gold clasp. 17 1/2 inches long. The seller was able to tell me how she knew the difference between saltwater and freshwater, but this was her only pearl or jewelry related item so I don't know how much she knows, but this scenario seemed preferable to me from the Pearl Society and other mass-produced sellers with starting bids of $.01. The seller has over a 99% positive feedback rate so I am hoping all turns out well, but I know it can be iffy buying on ebay.
I'm just wondering what the thoughts would be of anyone who actually knows their 2 cents about pearls, since I know nothing. I also VERY rarely go on Ebay, so I am a novice there. Anyway, I am not expecting to get a relic here, I just want a pretty pearl necklace for daily wear, and I'm curious what you guys might notice. I attached the photos that were listed at auction, but I had to rotate them sideways for the file size to fit. Thanks guys!