Dear all,
For some time now I have I have been dreaming of an abalone pearl pendant, but most abalone pearls that I have seen (for example on Kojima's website) were very beautiful but very expensive. In the last couple of days I have noticed some way cheaper options on etsy, for example:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/5942764...home_active_34

https://www.etsy.com/listing/7891523..._click=1&cns=1

Granted, they are not be as beautiful, but are they the real deal? To me they sure look real, but the price looks almost too good to be true. Some of them seem to be stabilised with resin - how bad is this? Curious to hear what you pearl experts think about this