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    Default Is this a vintage cultured pearl bracelet?

    Hello!
    I find this bracelet on an online seller for 50 GBP and wondering if it worth. I want to transform it in a graduate necklace for my small daughter or if it is nice enough to keep it like this (changing the clasp probably) to give it to my oldest.
    The description from the seller is the following:
    - Five strand graduated cultured pearl bracelet with diamante fastener,
    - the bracelet is 7 1/4ins long, width 1 1/4 Inches, weight 21.4 grams and the largest pearl is 6mm,
    - the pearls are a creamy white with a hint of pink,
    - the clasp is marked SCP, no silver or gold.
    I think the maker's mark of SCP England on the back was the mark used by 'Ciro' for their range of silver costume jewellery - perhaps no silver, just gilt finish. I am also not sure (regarding the mark on the clasp) if they are genuine cultured pearls or just good imitation, glass, faux pearls. I belive the pearls need a good bath and perhaps new restrung with modern silk for the knots are too big on most of them.
    Hereby, i attach the photos that i received and wait for your expert opinion.
    I will highly appreciate all the answer, advice and guidance!
    May you have a beautifull day, fullfill with good health and sunny, happy moments!
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    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert BWeaves's Avatar
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    Real pearls. Nice faux clasp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWeaves View Post
    Real pearls. Nice faux clasp.
    Hy! Thank you for the answer! Do you think the price is good?
    Many tks in advance for your reply!

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    Hi Libella,

    You seem to have a great interest in pearls, so I'm wondering if you know about this awesome Pearl Education Course? It is free for our forum members thanks to Jeremy! Lots of great videos, photos and a even a Pearl Specialist Certificate for you at the end. The course is taught in 10 languages!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    Hi Libella,

    You seem to have a great interest in pearls, so I'm wondering if you know about this awesome Pearl Education Course? It is free for our forum members thanks to Jeremy! Lots of great videos, photos and a even a Pearl Specialist Certificate for you at the end. The course is taught in 10 languages!
    Hy Patricia !
    Thank you for your good thoughts!
    Between my job and house, i manage it to take the course and pass the exam this last weekend! My girls are very proud of me And me so happy that i found and you and the rest of the beautiful members of this group. You all are a truly inspiration ! My girls check and practice the knotting section a lot in this pandemic crisis. And I, enjoy and love to read, learn and dream about all the wonderfull pearls topics that i found here.
    I hope that you find your peace and pass the difficult times that you've been through the last days! I wish you good health and strenght!
    P.S. we wait very anscious the order from you to try knottings our pearls with B.S.
    Warm regards,
    Maria

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    Let's see, it's about $61. Yeah, probably worth it.

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    Dating pearl strands is not an absolute art. In this case not much care was taken to match them so in my 50 year experience its was put together to use up old material. Especially since they are graduated and not matched well.. Added a fancy clasp bought off the street and tried to sell. If you want to buy vintage buy natural pearl necklaces or very high quality single strand graduated strands.

    Norm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libella View Post
    Hy Patricia !
    Thank you for your good thoughts!
    Between my job and house, i manage it to take the course and pass the exam this last weekend! My girls are very proud of me And me so happy that i found and you and the rest of the beautiful members of this group. You all are a truly inspiration ! My girls check and practice the knotting section a lot in this pandemic crisis. And I, enjoy and love to read, learn and dream about all the wonderfull pearls topics that i found here.
    I hope that you find your peace and pass the difficult times that you've been through the last days! I wish you good health and strenght!
    P.S. we wait very anscious the order from you to try knottings our pearls with B.S.
    Warm regards,
    Maria
    Maria, Congratulations to you!! I'm so sorry your package of thread and supplies hasn't arrived yet. International mail has been very slow. Thank you for your kind words about us all here as we continue to have pearly fun during this crisis.
    Pattye


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