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    I got pretty good at saltwater vs freshwater for round pearls. How about clearly baroque pearls? Logically I think freshwater because most akoyas would be bead nucleated and therefor round if produced in the last 50 years, correct? I purchased this strand for the diamond and ruby 14K clasp. The pearls were a bonus. Lots of nicks in the nacre. 9-11 mm. 41g. 17" long. 43 pearls.
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    I like the pearls, but part of me is wondering if they're real ... did they pass the tooth test? Of course, with a 14K clasp, they're probably real.

    I'll defer to the experts.
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    They could be baroque akoyas.

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    Thats what I was thinking PD - they do have a high lustre.

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    They look like baroque akoyas to me, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWeaves View Post
    They look like baroque akoyas to me, too.
    That's my vote.... The shape of the pearls implies a round bead nucleus. Size and luster looks Akoya as well.
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    Clasp is lovely ! I can see why you went for the strand !

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    Thank you everyone! I thought they looked like akoyas but didn't know how common baroque akoyas would be. Thank you!!!!!

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