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    Welcome to Pearl-Guide, Nam. They are cultured...

    Welcome to Pearl-Guide, Nam.

    They are cultured freshwater pearls from China.

    The mark indicated 18K white gold, but given the relatively inexpensive pearls and the type of clasp (with the...
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    Larger too, please!

    Larger too, please!
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    The photo is too small. Can you post a few...

    The photo is too small. Can you post a few larger shots? Include closeups of any blemishes you see.

    Also, what is the metal of the posts and earring backs marked?
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    Sticky: This has been the week for unusual animal...

    This has been the week for unusual animal sightings in our yard!

    We always have lots of chipmunks, but this is the youngest one I've seen. He's about 6 weeks old, likely fresh out of the nest. ...
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    Thanks for that, BWeaves-- I can picture it...

    Thanks for that, BWeaves-- I can picture it clearly.
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    You did a really nice job on those-- and yes to...

    You did a really nice job on those-- and yes to using more thread than you think you'll need! Thread is cheap, and it's a major pain to run out too soon.
  7. I like the way the pearls drape over the necktie...

    I like the way the pearls drape over the necktie in the Mikimoto Comme des Garçons photo.
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    They look great on you!

    They look great on you!
  9. Welcome to Pearl Guide! They are cultured...

    Welcome to Pearl Guide!

    They are cultured freshwater pearls from China. They are solid nacre-- no bead inside to make them round. They are very wearable pearls!

    As to current value, you are...
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    It would be best if you could post a clear photo...

    It would be best if you could post a clear photo on a white background, without flash, and 1 or 2 close ups of the "scratches" also (they may be naturally-formed ring-type marks rather than...
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    That was interesting, JerseyPearl. Thank you for...

    That was interesting, JerseyPearl. Thank you for posting it.
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    BWeaves, how do you attach the other end of the...

    BWeaves, how do you attach the other end of the clasp and finish it?
  13. Hi and welcome to Pearl Guide! The photo is...

    Hi and welcome to Pearl Guide!

    The photo is very small. It would help if you posted larger photos.

    I can see the pearls are around 7mm, round and very uniform in color and size. It looks...
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    Interesting-- I've never strung beads using that...

    Interesting-- I've never strung beads using that method.

    Maybe try silicone bead bumpers in place of knots? They come in 2 sizes in black, clear, gold, silver and white. I use the larger ones.
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    You may wish to read Renee Newman's excellent...

    You may wish to read Renee Newman's excellent book, Pearl Buying Guide: How to Identify and Evaluate Pearls-- a valuable resource for anyone interested in buying pearls. The 6th edition is the most...
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    I agree they are dyed FWP. One does learn...

    I agree they are dyed FWP.

    One does learn through experience, after seeing many, many pearls. However, it's also the case that the size and colors of that strand are more what you see with dyed...
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    If so I might just join you in retirement! ...

    If so I might just join you in retirement!

    This has been such a debilitating year, sigh. The thought of doing more...um, no.
  18. You can actually buy teal colored gimp (and other...

    You can actually buy teal colored gimp (and other colors) from Fire Mountain Gems:

    https://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h20a2127fn
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    Very cool!

    Very cool!
  20. I have seen that also, but that is a misnomer, ...

    I have seen that also, but that is a misnomer, as they do not come from Lake Biwa in Japan.
  21. That could be verdigris / tarnish.

    That could be verdigris / tarnish.
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    I'm so glad to hear he's back home again!

    I'm so glad to hear he's back home again!
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    My heart was in my throat reading your post! I'm...

    My heart was in my throat reading your post! I'm so glad you got someone who listened, finally.

    Prayers for full recovery, and no more incidents!
  24. I agree with Pattye...freshwater pearls are often...

    I agree with Pattye...freshwater pearls are often pink/peach colored.

    About terminology...
    Cultured pearls are farmed pearls.
    Natural pearls are wild pearls, which form in oysters and mussels...
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    How nice of the man to give you these pearls! ...

    How nice of the man to give you these pearls!

    They look like cultured Chinese freshwater pearls. They are solid nacre-- no bead inside to make them round. The value is not high. Actually these...
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