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    Default Natural golden pearls necklace

    Hello to all members.
    Quick question : there is this natural golden pearls necklace soon going for sale in an auction :
    https://www.aguttes.com/html/fiche.j...rdre=&aff=1&r=
    The diameters of the pearls run from 2.2 to 5.7 mm.
    I guess they are from pinctada maculata.
    Would you say the estimated price sounds reasonable ? from 3400 to 4000 US dollars approximately (plus 30% fees)

    Thank you !

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    I would not guess pipi pearls. They could be natural gold akoyas, for instance. Can you read French?

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    The gemological report (in English and French) just describes them as natural, untreated sea pearls.

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    It's an adventure. I say buy what you love!

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    Those do not appear to be pinctada maculata -- BUT I have seen basra pearls that color. They're gorgeous anyways, and despite the terrible photo quality on the site they appear to be quite round. 3400 to 4000USD is reasonable for a strand of naturals of that size and quality (again, terrible photo quality for visual assessment).
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    Isi, will you be able to see these in person before the auction if you want to bid on them? The photo was such poor quality I hesitated to make any comment at all. They do sound interesting.
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    Yes, actually I went to see them the day before yesterday and the auction was yesterday afternoon.
    I left an order but was outbid by 100 euros
    The pearls definitely looked like pipi to me, but honestly I would be unable to say if they might be from another shell, the only natural golden pearls I have seen before were pipi. I don't know how others might look like and how to differentiate them.
    The clasp looked antique, with a small sapphire surrounded by old cut diamonds, but of course you can never tell if the pearls haven't been restrung and if this is or not the original clasp.
    Last edited by Isi; 04-03-2019 at 07:33 PM.

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    Just out of curiosity, what did they end up going for?

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    Thank you for reporting back, Isi. Very sorry your bid didn't win the lovely necklace.
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    All fees included, it went for 4420 euros, more or less 4969 USD.
    Less than the white natural pearls necklaces of similar quality which were in the same sale.

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing.

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    Far more than the white natural pears same size range I gave them to sell....
    My both necklaces were 1,9 to 5, 5 and 2, 2 to 5, 2mm , both went for about 350$ and 250$...
    A third 8 row went for same price range I lost about 500€ with them, excluding the fees they charged me...
    No more in business with them.

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    Sorry to hear, parfaitlumiere, I know you put lots of effort in making lovely natural pearl necklaces.
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