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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member
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    Default art nouveau baroque pearl ring

    Hello pearling experts, I can't get my mind off this ring so I have to ask of your advice.

    This is being described as an art nouveau 10k gold ring (stylistic scrolls and floral embellishments) with three tiny seed pearls and a 14mm baroque pearl. What exactly is the focal - a mabe or a natural baroque pearl?

    The lustre is rather intriguing.

    Oops, a problem, can't seem to upload any pics (same issue with Alex and Jeweljunke - Help, site admin!!!) but here is the url link to it:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/360423827586...84.m1423.l2649
    Last edited by Adeline Leigh; 01-08-2012 at 07:00 AM. Reason: sp

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    Very pretty. Looks like maybe abalone. Just my guess.

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    Marianne, I bit - abalone pearl or FW mabe - I will post pics for the experts to decide when it arrives. Fell hard for the ornate art nouveau?? (if as claimed) scrolls and flowers, and of course, the strange pearl with the touch of flourescent green.

    Deleted quite a few pictures from my albums and still can't post pictures so here is the URL again (scroll all the way down):
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/360423827586...84.m1439.l2649
    Last edited by Adeline Leigh; 01-08-2012 at 08:34 AM.

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    Default evaluation

    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    Jodie, spot on, why do people ask for an expert opinion then immediately argue? Mostly, I reckon, because they didn't want an expert opinion, they wanted an expert confirmation
    "spot on" 30+ years taught me that....A retail store customer charges $150 per
    evaluation, written only, I did 5 one day for them. confirmation..especially when they buy on ebay or etc.

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    I checked out the picture and a side picture would help. I've seen blister pearls like this. Can't discern dimension with just a top shot.

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    Did you get it? I am sure it is worth the price. If abalone, worth far more!!!!
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    My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

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    A closer look. I doubt it is abalone. first because it is so oval. Second, they say there is worn spot on the top. Well, even abalone mabe would not ever get a worn spot. Abalone is one resilient pearl surface. BUT, you could put an abalone mabe from Roger in there or an oval mabe from Sea of Cortez!!! the ring itself it worth the money. IMO
    Caitlin

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    Just catching up with this thread

    Jodie - you are funny...... :-)
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    Yeah, I got it. Will post more pictures when it traverses the oceans to the tropics; think it's a blister pearl too, hopefully not too shabby and worn Curious though, were blister pearls cultured in 1900's if the ring is what they claim?

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    blister pearls are usually the little ridge inside the shell, though abalone does form them naturally. I found another one I think could be a blister pearl. I started its own thread.

    I pm'd jmarcus to take a look at my thread.
    so why not repost your over there too?http://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/wha...html#post82134
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Just catching up with this thread

    Jodie - you are funny...... :-)
    I agree with Alex!
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    Default Good morning

    Quote Originally Posted by caitlin View Post
    with grandma or without?

    With- they're priceless!!!
    out checking memos today. Pffffft

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    Default Hand blown glass pearls?

    I just bought a bunch of old beads and in it were bunches of these exquisite pearl-like ones...I wondered about them as they are very beautiful. A few of them must have gotten warm at some time because the wax had actually melted to one side and halfway out of the hole. I agree with you, though, they are just beautiful. I must have gotten enough to make 10 necklaces with them, so I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks for the helpful information
    Quote Originally Posted by pearl-man View Post
    I have seen quite a few synthetics. 98% are junk. A majorica in the origonal box has some value. David, another line, has some also. Most of them are junk.
    Stores like good will or st vinnies have tons of this stuff. The finest beaded necklace we have strung in the many decades were hand blown glass. 30 years ago my mother, company founder, said she strung quite a few but they pietered out over the years. The size was 4 mm to 9mm and usually wax filled. I was told they were made in france. I would take one, now, in a heart beat. Supurb color. They were quite light and the color was like an old christmas ornament, lots of color play .

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    We would love to see some photos of them, oozing wax and all!!!
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    Hello people!! I am new to this website, i have natural pearls but i am not convinced of their value, i mean they are fresh water pearls, natural, the deal is that their surface is not lustrous 100%. Are they still valuable?

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