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    Hi Everyone,
    I purchased these 1950s earrings and as I looked them over I wondered why would someone put such blemished pearls into a heavy well made 14k gold settings? I wounded, Could these pearls be something special?
    what are your thoughts?
    best,
    Amelia
    ps. The hole blemish is usually hidden by the backing, I had to rotate the Pearl to show it.

  • #2
    Here are some better color pics from a video I shot of them. For whatever reason my iPhone video captures their color better.

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    • #3
      Off-hand - and please, anyone correct me! - I am thinking blue Akoya. I have a friend who showed me a few blue Akoya pearls she had from way before anyone paid any attention to them and hers had blemishes too. I am also pretty that gold was much cheaper back then. I even have a ring that looks like the design is from the 1980s and it is incredibly heavy. No one would use that much gold today.

      - Karin

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      • #4
        Interesting find
        But looking at the pearl they look like baroque Akoya, actually...part of the bluish color there is due to protein deposits under the outer nacre layer. What I find fascinating is that one of the pearls has a large dark protein deposit that I am almost sure it is the original mantle tissue (saibo) that was introduced to form the pearl sac, sometimes that part becomes over-enveloped by the sac and ends up trapped.
        Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
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        • #5
          Thanks for the detailed answer, I truly appreciate it! It’s interesting to look at the pearls from that perspective and learn how these colors are formed.
          best,
          Amelia

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          • #6
            It is...and pearls like to "tell their story" if we take the time to "hear them"
            Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
            Admin to Pearl-Guide.com
            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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