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    I have some jewelry stamped .925 that can fool...

    I have some jewelry stamped .925 that can fool the eye but under a 10x loupe, there are tell-tale signs that something's amiss. I did test the gold clasp and it tested positive for 14kt gold.
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    They do! Unfortunately, I don't care for wearing...

    They do! Unfortunately, I don't care for wearing bracelets and as a country dweller, no special occasions for wearing pearls. They'll get listed in my online store.
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    Thank you! Yes, I have a gold testing kit and...

    Thank you! Yes, I have a gold testing kit and have yet to test it.
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    Anything special about these pearls?

    Since I'm obsessing over pearls today, perhaps some could shed some light on this pretty pearl bracelet with a 10kt gold clasp. I find this bracelet to be quite charming. The second last pearl on the...
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    Pearl Finds and Confusion

    Greetings! I've been making myself a little crazy trying to figure out how to tell dyed freshwater pearls. I have a pretty good idea regarding peacock pearls (sorry if my terminology is incorrect)...
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    Wonderful! Someone had told me that a jeweller...

    Wonderful! Someone had told me that a jeweller told her that white topaz was commonly used in older jewelry. The stones have lots of sparkle but I'm really more interested in what type of pearls...
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    I'm quite familiar with the tooth test and...

    I'm quite familiar with the tooth test and rubbing the pearls together. When I saw them, I thought there was no way they were pearls but when I rubbed them together, I was doing my happy dance. I...
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    Vintage Pearl Drop Earrings - Akoya?

    I've posted here in the past about pearls and you've been most helpful.

    I recently found these pretty pearl screwback earrings at a thrift store and all I know for sure is they are 14k white gold...
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    Awesome! The rings being characteristic of...

    Awesome! The rings being characteristic of freshwater pearls and the flat sides is a great tidbit of knowledge.

    Thanks so much!

    Michelle
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    Another pearl question...

    I posted not too long ago about some pearl hoop earrings and you were so very helpful. I do appreciate it very much.

    I have another piece, a baroque pearl bracelet with a 10k gold clasp. The...
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    Well, Wendy.. I'm a city gal at heart gone...

    Well, Wendy.. I'm a city gal at heart gone country. You might see me in gum boots but I'd be throwing a frisbee to my dog! And I wear diamonds on my ears and a matching pendant that my hubs gifted...
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    Thank you so much! I won't be keeping them as I...

    Thank you so much! I won't be keeping them as I don't wear a lot of jewelry now that I'm a country bumpkin. I plan to sell them and I'm a stickler for accurate descriptions on my vintage wares!
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    Help, please with these pearl hoop earrings

    I scored a sweet pair of vintage pearl hoop earrings on 14kt gold wires. There are eleven 5 mm pearls on each earring.

    After taking about 1000 photos :rolleyes:, I finally have some images that...
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    Thank you for your reply and great information. I...

    Thank you for your reply and great information. I did not think I had Tahitians and I do realize they might be a harder sell but they are definitely genuine pearls. Could one assume 80s or 90s era on...
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    Looking to know what I have here....

    Hello! I'm so glad to have found this forum as I'm trying to learn about some recent pearl treasures I've found. I'm good with the pearl test so I know they're real and I've read up on a few things...
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