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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert la_corsetiere's Avatar
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    Judging from the shape and color, they look like cultured Chinese freshwater pearls.

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    Cultured pearls have onion layers like these?

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    Did some research found these images of the drill holes of a single strand auctioned at $70,000. Very very similar to the strand I have.Name:  IMG_90391.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warderhousellc79 View Post
    Cultured pearls have onion layers like these?

    Yes, because they are solid nacre (no bead inside)...just the same as natural pearls would be. However cultured freshwater pearls like those are quite inexpensive.

    Great photo, by the way!!!
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    There are other photos of freshwaters either sanded in half with sand paper or crushed with a hammer.

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    Sanded almost in half with a emery board

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    Here is cultured FWP I cut in half-- you can see the concentric layers:
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    I agree, they are cultured Freshwater pearls. Pearls are layers ... so it's not surprising that looking into the drill holes..they will look the same.

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    Everybody crash pearls due to curiosity ))

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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert lilliefuzzysocks's Avatar
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    Naan, You should see our pearls in vinegar test. We will be posting the results soon.

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    Warder, LFS, PD, Naan,

    Thank you all for the photos of what's going on inside cfwp!
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