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    Perpetual Pearl Student Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert lisa c's Avatar
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    There’s a learning curve with passions, too.

    I’ve been passionately in love with pearls in all forms since I got my first little coat with pearl buttons, before I could talk. I still bought what I could afford, which meant inexpensive pearls at the start, and I still enjoy them (mostly). Your earrings are lustrous and attractive, highly wearable! I think you’ll enjoy them. (ps, then you’ll keep falling in love and buying more!)

    You’re in good company here. Everybody has stated it beautifully above. Welcome!
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    "Rose siopao pearls" just sounds so exotic! Enjoy your new earrings!
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    Pearl Journalist Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Octavia's Mom's Avatar
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    The earrings are really pretty and you should enjoy wearing them. I would stop there are the necklace might be cause for regret after you see more of what is available. The whole wonderful world of pearls is waiting to be explored and learning will happen as you go. Hugs!

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    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert JerseyPearl's Avatar
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    I would absolutely pass on purchasing this strand. I think Octavia's Mom gives fabulous advice. Take a bit of time to browse around the various vendor sites, read the forums, and look at reviews! And if you're really wanting to do a deep dive into pearls (pun intended) try the Pearls as One course!
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    I don't see much in the way of beautiful overtones or luster. I would keep looking. What size are the pearls?

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    the gold are 14mm...i am being asked to pay £600

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    are they south sea baroque do you think......if yes, what sort of grading would you give to them?

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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Red's Avatar
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    Those look like the chalky overprocessed freshwaters I once purchased at a local gem show. I agree with JerseyPearl, and I would not purchase these. The price is way too high.

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    Those are mediocre freshwater pearls and I agree, the price is absurdly high.

    cocoa01, I want to recommend to you this highly informative, beautifully illustrated and affordable guide to buying pearls; IMO every pearl buyer ought to have a copy, but especially those who are new to pearl buying. The Chinese have greatly improved their culturing methods of freshwater pearls in the past 20 years and buyers need to be informed!

    Pearl Buying Guide: How to Identify and Evaluate Pearls (6th edition) by Renee Newman. The 6th edition is the one you want; it is the most up to date (2017).

    Available on Amazon and elsewhere:

    http://reneenewman.com/pearl.htm

    https://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Buying-...y&sr=8-1-fkmr0

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    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert JerseyPearl's Avatar
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    I would say they are very poor quality. And if you're really up for a big boost to your learning curve, try the CPAA's Pearls as One course. It's currently being offered free of charge.

    If you are located in the UK, Wendy (Pearlescence) is a gem. Many regulars have purchased from her.
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    Nice! Thanks for the tips, Pearl Dreams! Will definitely keep that in mind.

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    The Gold pearls look like dyed Edisons to me over all .. Very poor quality pearls. I'm so glad you came here and asked as it would have been a complete rip off .

    Definitely look at PearlescenceUk website and send an email/message . Give her your budget and tell her what you want.. you can trust Wendy.