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    Wondering if someone can tell me if this is a cherry red Tahitian pearl?Name:  25148A19-2C25-4E51-8396-DA32CBC235C6.jpg
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    A necklace I have. Told its a red tone Tahitian pearl. Person that made had to collect to have enough to string necklace.Name:  B357852D-0EA8-4CDB-81FE-97AB68FC718F.jpg
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    Hi,
    Found this site and thought I could post to find out about pearl choker I have. Since Iím new, did a foolish thing and posted pix to other threads. Sorry people, hope no one offended. Never did this before. If okay, will post pix of pearls later. Mahalo!

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    Hi Mtummybear! No problem, I just moved your posts over to the same thread so we can see your pretty photos.
    Looks like a well matched strand of Tahitians to me!

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    I cannot see a single blemish on them, so either it's a very well matched strand of Tahitians or imitation strand. Have you tried rubbing pearls against each other to check the gritty feel?

    Also, is the person who collected these pearls a dealer or pearl farmer? To collect a strand of so well matched Tahitian pearls from loose batches would take maaaaaany maaaaaaany pearls to go through. I would say that usually single-color strands are bought pre-matched and drilled, and not collected from loose.. So this is unusual

    It has silicone bumps between the pearls, not knots. Was the strand bought in Japan?

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    The necklace graduates, which you would not tend to see with imitation pearls. The overtones of some of the pearls are a bit greener than others, and I see what look like blemishes on the 5th pearls from the clasp in the first photo of post #2, unless those are reflections. I'm leaning toward high quality, well-matched Tahitian pearls, but by all means do the "tooth test" Mtummybear!

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    It may be. I have two cherry strands. Do you have any more photos of this? Also did you see this in person?

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    It looks like some Cherry and some Peacock and some greens but keep in mind that the angle and the light can make a difference. They are certainly very nice pearls with a nice lustre and the colours all blend nicely .

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    What size are these pearls and the length of the necklace? What material is the clasp? 14k? sterling silver? The questions Lugana raises are valid ~ very unlikely these pearls were collected singly and later strung. I think I see a few small blemishes.
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    Sorry, was at a work conference so just saw posts. Purchased from seller that bought in Japan. Pearls are gritty, did tooth test. She was told it took the pearl farmer a while to collect all the pearls as don’t harvest very often. Thank you for the information. She was told red tahitian; I found cherry red online and wasn’t sure

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    Sorry, another one I purchased. I love it as I like baroque,too

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    It’s a choker. I honestly can’t tell you size of pearls. The pearls are graduated in size. Clasp is actually magnectic per my request. The seller wanted to put a 14k clasp. Hope this helps.

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    Bought in Japan by the person I bought from. The individual she bought from said it took a while to collect all the pearls. He was from Tahiti and I was told it was strung.

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    Posted more pictures below. Hopefully it’s clearer.

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