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    I think the edges of the cut pearls would feel...

    I think the edges of the cut pearls would feel scratchy.
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    The pearl sac forms from the donor tissue, so I'd...

    The pearl sac forms from the donor tissue, so I'd expect the donor mantle would have the error.

    In cultured pearls, anyway. If it's a natural pearl there is no donor, so then it would have to be...
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    Lovely glow there, Lisa! Today I made a large...

    Lovely glow there, Lisa!

    Today I made a large pot of ratatouille and roasted some chestnuts, and am going to sear some dry scallops for supper. Yum!
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    Baroque nugget freshwaters IMO. I saw these...

    Baroque nugget freshwaters IMO. I saw these shapes in the early 2000s.
  5. Hi momsjewel! Your pearls are baroque...

    Hi momsjewel!

    Your pearls are baroque freshwater pearls from China. Baroque freshwater pearls are the most common kind of pearls, but the upside is that these have solid nacre and are very...
  6. Bella and Rio state whether they are plated or...

    Bella and Rio state whether they are plated or solid gold.

    If you can get a local jeweler to order for you, try Stuller.
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    We can't see the photos. Try sizing them smaller...

    We can't see the photos. Try sizing them smaller and posting them again.

    Edit: Not sure what happened to the original post by Wandabanda, to which this was a reply. :confused:
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    Pure Pearls also carries Hanadama pearls.

    Pure Pearls also carries Hanadama pearls.
  9. Photos appearing in the wrong orientation seems...

    Photos appearing in the wrong orientation seems to be a common problem here. Sometimes resizing the photos helps, sometimes not.
  10. And here are the other 2 photos,...

    And here are the other 2 photos, flipped:7638776388
  11. I'm just going to flip that last photo for you--...

    I'm just going to flip that last photo for you-- and I think the baroque akoyas look great! The other 2 photos to follow in next post.

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  12. I think that 9.0-9.5mm baroque akoya strand would...

    I think that 9.0-9.5mm baroque akoya strand would be a great gift!

    I bought this 9.5-10.0mm strand of baroque akoya pearls from Pearl Paradise-- they are among my favorite pearls! They have...
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    No, only human! :)

    No, only human! :)
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    Thanks for posting this article about optical...

    Thanks for posting this article about optical brighteners/whiteners. :)

    Link to article:
    https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summer-2020-optical-whitening-brightening-of-pearls
  15. Based on what you said about her style, I'd...

    Based on what you said about her style, I'd consider something more like what Kojima Pearl sells:

    https://kojimapearl.com

    Frankly I think 7-7.5mm is a bit on the small side for a woman of your...
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    Nice find! You could contact Kari Pearls:...

    Nice find!

    You could contact Kari Pearls:
    https://www.karipearls.com

    and The Pearl Collector-- I can't find his website any more but I see he is on Etsy....
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    Sticky: This chonky boy visited us tonight: 76299 And...

    This chonky boy visited us tonight:
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    And we also have a Northern Short-tailed Shrew living near our house. He has a velvety dark gray coat, is very shy, and loves peanuts. ;)

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    It doesn't look like a pearl to me. Could it be...

    It doesn't look like a pearl to me. Could it be ceramic?
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    rGimmus, Cultured akoya pearls do not tend to...

    rGimmus,
    Cultured akoya pearls do not tend to be strung that way (unknotted with bead tips and what looks like a base metal clasp with a glued-on pearl) but remember pearls are often restrung. ...
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    If pearls are grimy, this can make them a bit...

    If pearls are grimy, this can make them a bit gummy or resistant when rubbed together. I'd clean them and then try your rubbing test again. Use bottled water (to avoid chlorine and hard water...
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    They do look like akoyas, but could you do this? ...

    They do look like akoyas, but could you do this? Give them a nice bath in some bottled water with mild soap (not dish soap, not detergent). Dry them on a soft clean towel. Then photograph them...
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    Sticky: What a great photo, Pattye-- you radiate joy! ...

    What a great photo, Pattye-- you radiate joy! Happy 80th!
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    Ooh, good catch GemGeek. They are also finished...

    Ooh, good catch GemGeek. They are also finished in an inexpensive manner and the clasp does look like it had a pearl glued in.
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    Yikes! That's some price tag.

    Yikes! That's some price tag.
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    Hi gRimmus and welcome to Pearl Guie! The...

    Hi gRimmus and welcome to Pearl Guie!

    The pearls are cultured akoya pearls. The surface characteristics help identify them as real pearls.
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