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    Hello Pearl Experts,

    Needing your help again. I recently bought these pearls online. The description says that itís vintage, round 12mm pearls.

    Are these cultured freshwater pearls?

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    The photo is too small. Can you post a few larger shots? Include closeups of any blemishes you see.

    Also, what is the metal of the posts and earring backs marked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
    The photo is too small. Can you post a few larger shots? Include closeups of any blemishes you see.

    Also, what is the metal of the posts and earring backs marked?
    Hi Pearl Dreams,

    Itís 14K gold.

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    Hi Pearl Dreams,

    I’ll take a closer photo later. Thanks again!

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    Larger too, please!

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    Hi Pearl Dreams,

    Please refer to the pictures below. Thank you!

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    I think they are freshwater pearls - noice quality

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    Hi Miguelle,
    Please take the earrings out of the box and photograph them on a white paper towel. Also if there are any blemishes on the sides or back, please take a pic of them also. Were these purchased from the original owner? Was there a story to support the earrings being vintage? I don't think bead nucleated freshwater pearls have been around long enough to be considered vintage (at least 20 - 100 years old).
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    Hi Miguelle,
    Please take the earrings out of the box and photograph them on a white paper towel. Also if there are any blemishes on the sides or back, please take a pic of them also. Were these purchased from the original owner? Was there a story to support the earrings being vintage? I don't think bead nucleated freshwater pearls have been around long enough to be considered vintage (at least 20 - 100 years old).
    Hi Pattye,

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    12mm Freshwaters from around or even pre 2000 where available in the market grown from tissue nucleation.

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    Hi Pattye,

    I checked the earrings and there seem to be no blemishes.

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    Just because of their color and overtones, luster and shape...my guess those are White South Sea Pearls. But it is terribly hard to see!
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    You really captured them in post #6 above, gorgeous to the max!
    sometimes I find if I get about 1 foot away, and then crop (edit) the photo, I get a sharp image like you posted in 6. If I get closer my phone camera might focus on the paper towel instead of the pearl.
    Pearls are tough subjects
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    They do look like WSS, however, whatever type they’re, they’re gorgeous! Enjoy them in good health!

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