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    Question Anyone know what kind of pearls these are??

    We found this necklace locked in a safe while cleaning out my grandma's house.
    I have no idea whether they are real or costume jewelry.
    There is a 14K stamp on the clasp so that leads me to believe they are but I really have no idea!

    Thank you!
    Julie
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    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
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    Hi Julie,
    That's a lovely clasp, and we need to have a better look at the pearls. So if possible please post a few photos with the necklace on a white paper towel or napkin. In some of your photos the pearls look round, in others , slightly oval.
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    Thank you for your response!
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    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert BWeaves's Avatar
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    Love the clasp. I'm not sure about the pearls. They're rather baroque in shape, so either freshwater pearls from China, or baroque akoyas.

    What size are the pearls in millimeters?

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    Roughly 9 millimeters, they aren't perfectly round so are a little longer than others.
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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Marianne's Avatar
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    They look like baroque akoya pearls to me. Love the clasp.

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    Like the others, I agree these are baroque Akoya pearls, in a desirable large size. Recommend you restring them yourself or have them restrung as I can see the thread is stretched by the clasp, and likely weakened from age. Bead tips like those aren't used much anymore to finish a classic necklace, French Wire is preferred. You can find detailed instructions to restring it yourself with knots between each pearl here:
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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Lady_Disdain's Avatar
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    The clasp was originally meant for a two strand necklace. Lovely!

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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Marianne's Avatar
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    If you decide to restarting this lovely strand yourself, Pattye has all the supplies you will need. She is a reliable and honest person!

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    bagtime,
    They look like dyed freshwater pearls to me, but what is the metal marked?

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    Once upon a Cortez Pearl... Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CortezPearls's Avatar
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    I agree. Dyed Freshwater pearls...
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    Love that clasp and hope you get many years of joy wearing your pearls
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    I love the clasp on the akoyas too, and second (or third?) the dyed freshwaters on the second necklace.

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