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    Can anyone help me to identify these pearls? Thanks!

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    Super Moderator Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert jshepherd's Avatar
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    You've got two strands of Chinese freshwater pearls. The black strand is dyed.

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    In the black strand I see some other colors like blue and purple - are the pre-necklace pearls dyed in separate batches (blue, black, purple) then combined into the necklace? or am I missing something else?

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    mrsadm, I have dyed FWP that have multiple colors in each pearl.
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    So do I.Name:  Terri's necklace CU rice.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsadm View Post
    In the black strand I see some other colors like blue and purple - are the pre-necklace pearls dyed in separate batches (blue, black, purple) then combined into the necklace? or am I missing something else?
    The base color of the untreated varies, so there is variation in the results even when a single color is used. White pearls aren't used. They only dye the pastel colors. Personally I've always preferred to have the tones mixed. I don't care for the look of a single-tone dye, especially when it's a striking or intense color.

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    Thank you all for your insight. I really am a novice at pearls. Does any one have an opinion on the value of the strands?

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    I wouldn't pay more than $15-20 for either, personally (new). Pre-owned, less.

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