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    This pearl with horns (4.3 gram) comes from Indonesia. The founder bewares it to be from the Pinctada Maxima oyster. Please pay attention also to the patch underside! Can it be a transformation of a cultuured pearl, maybe! The photos are not of the best quality, unfortunately! Many thanks!
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    It could be a Pinctada maxima pearl because Indonesia is one of the sources of south sea pearls. Is that a transparent patch there? I think a pearl vendor once asked about such transparent patch on a pearl that she was selling. I hope Dave can explain more about it here. He is the expert.

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    A very interesting pearl! I hope Dave will comment.
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    Amazing! Thank you so much for such an interesting and proffessional overview!
    Actually, there is one more questionable article. It comes from the Molucca Sea. What is your opinion about this pearl?
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    I deleted both of my responses because the OP neglected to provide known pertinent information.

    I provide a service to this community based upon good will, education and ethical standards, requiring full disclosure in advance.

    Whimsy, deception or blind testing are things which I take exception.

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    WOW! Mushroom pearl! Interesting form! Like a new year tree toy!

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    The first pearl looked to me like maybe it had been a mabe and a bit of shell was cut out and rounded off.

    Any chance the second pearll is assembled-- two halves glued together?

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