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  • SSP or FW 12mm earrings?

    Hi,
    I found a beautiful pair of white 12mm earrings at my local thrift and I am curious if they are FW of SS. I have been reading past forum posts and I can’t seem to come to a conclusion. Any thoughts and reasons for your answer would be greatly appreciated as I am trying to learn more about identifying pearls.
    best,
    amelia
    i included pics of them next to akoya and FW pearls I have on had.

  • #2
    Hello Emmamae! A nice pair there...but really hard to tell without handling the pearls directly.
    Just with the photos, these seem to be a pair of FWPs...there's something in their appearance (specially the shape) that tells me they are FWPs.
    Last edited by CortezPearls; 04-18-2021, 01:03 PM. Reason: edited typo
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    • #3
      They do look like freshwater pearls to me as well.

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      • #4
        They are so elegant and classic, with such a smooth surface. You can’t go wrong with beautiful button earrings like those. I can’t offer a more experienced opinion on the pearl type than you’ve already gotten, but I’m curious about the posts/mountings. What metal are the pearls mounted on? Often that will give you a clue to the origin and time period of the pearls. I hope you will enjoy them!

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        • #5
          Thanks so much for your answers. Good to know that ssp don’t come in that button shape.
          They are mounted on sterling which was a thought that they were maybe not ssp. But then I saw a few websites that offer ssp and you can select the metal type, which had me think “would they mount 925?”
          Thanks again.
          best,
          Amelia

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          • #6
            South sea pearls can be button shaped. And sometimes with silver findings. I put my studs on whatever I have that fits, Sterling or gold. With studs it doesn't matter, in my opinion.
            However just like CortezPearls it's something that makes me think that these ones are freshwaters.

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            • #7
              Thanks for replying Charlotte,
              What do you mean by “just like Cortez pearls?”
              best,
              Amelia

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              • #8
                She means me Emmamae : that I also believe they look like freshwaters...confusing that my username is CortezPearl...I should probably change it, I'm no longer affiliated with them.
                Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
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                Pearl Farming Specialist
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                Your Life evolves in the same way a Pearl grows: with continuous layers of experiences/nacre that add to the Story of your Life on Earth and make you Unique and Beautiful.
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                • #9
                  Ahh, thanks for the clarification.

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