I am a VERY NEWBIE to the pearl world. I've just recently become obsessed with pearls, and I can't even remember what initially set off my obsession. Unfortunately, I found this site and forum after I already made my first purchase (on ebay of all things!) The seller was very nice and communicative, and I did leave positive feedback after I received my purchase because I was very pleased with the customer service, communication, and shipping speed. However, I was disappointed with the quality of the pearls (which she had indicatd were "AAA akoya pearls". The pearls have quite a few visible blemishes, more than I would have expected from any AAA pearls, and I am beginning to strongly suspect they are freshwater pearls, even though the seller insisted they were akoya saltwater pearls even after I specifically asked about this. I will try to upload some pics, all opinions would be greatly appreciated!
They look a little mismatched in terms of color in these pictures, in some lights they look pretty well matched, in others they don't. I'm bummed because the seller was so nice, but I don't think that I received what I paid for or what was described. Thanks for any input!