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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert la_corsetiere's Avatar
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    I know these must not be what it says they are, given the price (starting bid at .99), but what do the experts think???

    Ebay item 200212021090, supposedly 8mm golden Australian SS pearl strand from pinctada maxima, not shell pearls.

    Dyed FW or Akoya? Luster looks pretty metallic for SSP to me. Not to mention incredible color (and price...).
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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Raisondetre's Avatar
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    I don't think there are 8 mm GSS, unless it's keishi, which wouldn't typically be round. My bet is dyed FW. My mom got some which was made into costume jewellery. The color isn't as gaudy though.
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    Sheri,

    that must be dyed freshwaters! The colour is much too uniform for them to be natural coloured as well...

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    I agree - I think they are very ordinary freshwaters dyed a strange colour of goldy/orange. Not sure if you would want those in those fabulous pieces you make, Sheri!

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    Thanks to you all for your feedback...you've confirmed my suspicions.

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    I hate to say it But They look just like Dyed Fresh water pearls.

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    Definitely dyed freshwater. Check out this seller's excellent Tahitian studs as well It makes you wonder if all of the seller's stones are fake as well.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Excellent-Black-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    hey those aren't a bad buy Jeremy, as long as nobody bids over 99 cents
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