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    Default Flat, thin, rectangular pearl identification request.

    Hello,

    Could somebody please tell me what kind of pearls these are. I love the lustre on them and their texture. They have this beautiful rainbow colours to boot. A hint of this pink glow. Quite iridescent. Wish I was a poet. Couldn't capture it on film. The icing on the cake is that I got them at a great price from my friend who sells them - a friend discount, so of course I had to get them.

    Thank you.
    Cheers,
    ShashiRatna
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    Professional Rethreader Senior Guide Member Bernadette's Avatar
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    Hi ShashiRatna, they look like fresh water stick pearls.

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    Freshwater stick pearls. I think I first saw them about 20 years ago. I've seen them drilled short way through and long way through. They're pretty. Enjoy them.

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    I agree that they're FW stick pearls. Beautiful luster so wear them & enjoy. They're a fun pearl to wear.

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    Thank you y'all. Seems like they are also called Biwa pearls.

    Cheers,
    ShashiRatna

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShashiRatna View Post
    Thank you y'all. Seems like they are also called Biwa pearls.

    Cheers,
    ShashiRatna
    I have seen that also, but that is a misnomer, as they do not come from Lake Biwa in Japan.

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    They are not Biwa pearls. Biwa pearls were usually small and oval and came from Lake Biwa in Japan. The long stick pearls are freshwater pearls from China.

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