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    Question Men-Orka Vintage Japanese Pearls

    Has anyone ever heard of Men-Orka pearls. I recently bought a necklace. It is knotted with 14k clasp is came in a green pearl pouch, inside a box stamped Japan.

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    Hello Mespo2006...wow...never heard of Men-Orka pearls before...could it be a misspelling of a difficult to pronounce non-English word?
    I seem to recognize it as "Menorica" which is yet another name that has been used for imitation (faux) pearls that all fall under the "Mallorca" brandname: Majolica, Malloricas, Mejoricas, Menoricas...
    This is my best guess, but let us see if we have more opinions amongst our great community of Pearl Experts.

    PS: Got me thinking about Menorah Pearls... Hannukah is upon us!
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    I've never heard of Men-Orka pearls before. I did a little googling, and of course video games with guns came up. Then I found this:

    https://poshmark.com/listing/Vintage...c157852e1648d5

    The clasp is the least expensive gold clasp you can buy for pearls. The pearls look like imitation pearls to me. And the price of $35 seems to also imply the pearls are imitation, too. Of course, I could be wrong, too.

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    I agree 100% with you BWeaves! They scream IMITATION. Great sleuth work BTW!
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    Just wanted to post the image of the necklace on the link that BWeaves shared with us, in case it disappears from the Internet!Name:  Menorka.jpg
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    Some of the pearls don't seem perfectly round (kind of ovalish) but it could be a photo defect...anyone else have an opinion?

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