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    Ooh, I love reading good news like this!

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    Also, I didn't think of this before, but you usually don't see a safety chain on imitation jewelry. It's usually there to keep the real stuff from breaking and slipping off your wrist or neck.

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    Wow. Was I wrong about the probably value of the clasp, but I am so glad. That is a great deal for a beautiful strand. Good for you!
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    Lol Caitlin! I had a good feeling when I bought it but the confounding acid test results I got had me worried and I tried that fog test which made me confused and question my own knowledge. I think my acids have expired. Anyways I'm really glad it turned out well! I wish I would have asked the jeweler what her thoughts on grade of diamonds were. All the ladies at the jewelers got really excited and I was made to promise to follow up with them after I get the pearls xrayed. I'll have to find a jeweler in the Raleigh area that specializes in antique jewelry for an appraisal.
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    We already knew it was a beautiful piece, but yippie on being the real deal to boot

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    Well yet thread I've missed ! But what fun to read the whole journey !! Wow well done ! You were certainly brave to roll the dice on eBay and it paid off. I love the clasp !!!! I am very happy for you !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWeaves View Post
    Also, I didn't think of this before, but you usually don't see a safety chain on imitation jewelry. It's usually there to keep the real stuff from breaking and slipping off your wrist or neck.
    While I agree generally, I have some Majorica imitation strands that came with safety chains.

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    i'm in love with that clasp, its very art deco looking to me congrats on the awesome ebay score!

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    Thanks, guys! I'll definitely update once I get an appraisal done ��
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    Congratulations! What a lovely strand and length. And clasp! Wear it in good health.

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    Thanks, BAS! It was the best news in a weekend filled with emotional turmoil as I'm home visiting my mom and sis and we're trying to work miscommunications out with family. But I had mom with me and she was happy that I did well even if jewelry isn't her thing lol.
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    Wishing you the best and sending good thoughts your way, MSC!

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    Thanks Marianne!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC View Post
    Thanks, BAS! It was the best news in a weekend filled with emotional turmoil as I'm home visiting my mom and sis and we're trying to work miscommunications out with family. But I had mom with me and she was happy that I did well even if jewelry isn't her thing lol.
    Wearing beautiful pearls can only help with family matters. It can only help with ALL matters! Best of luck.

    My son and daughter returned from college for the summer. We're working out our stuff, too...

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    MSC sending you virtual hugs.

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