My first month as a seller has taught me countless things about buyers on Etsy including how they seem to want 18mm matched and flawless teardrop Chinese freshwater pearls (at my price point, impossible, and one lady actually got all miffed when I gently suggested faux or shell pearls instead.) And another thing some want; for me to guarantee that the gemstones or pearls have not been treated or dyed or coloured in any way. (Again an almost next to impossible task considering how almost everything is irradiated at my price point, but I will try).
Which leads me to asking your opinion on these. If you look at the freshwater pearls below, do you see evidence of them being 'pinked' or treated? (No eviednce of dye when I examine down the drillhole). And could you help me to identufy the strange roundish pillow of a pearl? Anyone seen more like it?
- Set 1 of pearls: 20mm mauve-lavender-pink keshi baroque pearls
- Set 2 of pearls: 15-19mm peach-pink-silver roundish pearls (WHAT ARE THEY? They are shaped like little pillows and are thick 10-12mm with the STRANGEST creases near the drillhole, like they were forced into this shape during their growth hence the dimples and creases).
And thanks in advance for the responses as I would like to be as honest as I can. My supplier insists they are natural but the pinks that are showing up in the pictures make me a tad suspicious...