Just found this string of pearls going through family heirlooms and memorabilia. They are all quite different shapes so I got to wondering if they might be worth more than traditional, cultured pearls. I do know that they are real, not faux, and are from the early part of the 1900's but that's about it. Oh, and the pearls are each about 8mm across and there are 45 of them on the strand. Thanks!