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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.
  11. bagtime, They look like dyed freshwater pearls...

    bagtime,
    They look like dyed freshwater pearls to me, but what is the metal marked?
  12. Yay Douglas! :) The forum is in good hands.

    Yay Douglas! :)
    The forum is in good hands.
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    Let's see, today... used the treadmill, as...

    Let's see, today...

    used the treadmill, as usual
    did the NYT spelling bee puzzle, as usual
    cooked dried chick peas in my crock pot
    roasted red peppers and onions and chopped garlic, to go with...
  14. It's a love fest here today! :) Thanks,...

    It's a love fest here today! :)
    Thanks, GemGeek and Marianne, for all your contributions over the years, too!

    We need a heart emoji.
  15. Great minds think alike! ;)

    Great minds think alike! ;)
  16. All freshwater pearls from China, rather low...

    All freshwater pearls from China, rather low quality.
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    What a cheerful color combination! I like it.

    What a cheerful color combination! I like it.
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    Incidentally, that is a common way of stringing...

    Incidentally, that is a common way of stringing freshwater pearls. It works nicely with eggy shapes.
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    Dyed freshwater pearls.

    Dyed freshwater pearls.
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    Ha ha! :D Well done. ;)

    Ha ha! :D Well done. ;)
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    Fake pearls for sure.

    Fake pearls for sure.
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    Those are good sources. Another vendor I've...

    Those are good sources.

    Another vendor I've bought from is Kamoka Pearls. Their Tahitians come from their own sustainably-run farm.
    https://kamokapearls.com

    I have also bought pearls from...
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    Sticky: I can't see any of your attachments other than...

    I can't see any of your attachments other than the woven cloth (not even by clicking on them), but that is lovely!
    Maybe try sizing the other photos smaller?
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    I agree that you can't sell them as Mikimoto. ...

    I agree that you can't sell them as Mikimoto. They may not even be Mikimoto pearls. They may be generic akoyas placed in that box with a made-up backstory. But if the pearls themselves are...
  25. A happy ending! :)

    A happy ending! :)
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