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    Default Wondering if these are Australian SSP

    Hi everyone.

    A seller sent me these pictures. I was looking for baroque pearls. She told me that they are of better quality than the champagne and golden SSP that she has in stock because these are from Australia. According to her, they are 12 to 13mm each and she is selling them for PhP30, 000 or around $600.

    Just wondering if you guys could comment on lustre and orient. Do you think I should get them?

    Thanks 😊

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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    600$ for those are way too much. I looks like they could be south sea pearls though.

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    Agreed. Quite possibly south sea pearls and the luster looks nice, but with rings and those irregular shapes, not worth the price she is asking.

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    Yes, I agree with the above comments. Possibly SSP but too much money for those shapes.

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    Yes, they are circle south sea pearls. They have a nice and high luster, a more reasonable price could be around 400$.

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    The luster looks excellent, but I agree, the price is very high. The very baroque pearl on the bottom is drilled crooked and will be difficult to use in jewelry. If you really like the pearls, make the seller an offer. Good luck!
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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Sea Urchin's Avatar
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    I agree with the others, both on the price being high and on them appearing to be genuine SS pearls. One reason they looked genuine to me is that the white color leans more "blue-ish," as is common with white SS pearls, whereas Freshwater pearls (their less expensive imitators) commonly have a "yellowish" tone.

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    They certainly appear to be WSS pearls. So many sellers say their pearls are from Australia.... it's very seldom true. They say that to justify a higher price. These are lower quality WSS circles but they are a decent size. Frankly I'd say that her retail should be about 300$ at the very most ... around there. Way over valued.

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