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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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    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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    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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