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    Default Stunning Scallop Pearl (Atlantic) collection

    Hello guys!

    A young lady came to my studio a few days ago with an amazing collection of scallop pearl given to her by a friend. She intended to add them to her aquarium but decided to come by first!!!

    I was floored. NOT aquarium material. I've managed to match some quite well and there are even quite a few round, near round, button and symetricals. A very large oval pearl is the star, however.

    I am posting a few photos here or the group as well as some "sets" I was able to put together. Stunning!

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    Most definitely NOT aquarium material. I had to pick myself off the floor too.

    No doubt, a rare and valuable collection.

    Are these Digbys? (Placopecten magellanicus)

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    Hello! To be honest, I have to ask her if they are from the Digby side or the East coast off NS. I will post an update when I know. But yes, a very beautiful collection with some pearls showing some of that patchwork fire and even some with glossy almost aurora like "swishes".

    I think she would like a valuation if possible, but I have no idea!?

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    Pierrette,

    Thank you for showing the lovely and large collection of naturals! What interesting combinations you've put together!
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    here are few others that may show size better:

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    Without cataloguing and examining each piece individually, it's near-to-impossible to evaluate the lot accurately.

    Size, volume and shape are quite evident from these photos, which bring value. As does provenance.

    Scallops are not reknown for nacreous surface perfection and as such demerits value. However, there does appear to be a few with unique and attractive features. Many other species of naturals aren't nacreous either, but do fetch decent prices.

    Apart from market value, there is a wealth of scientific value here as well.

    For the time, it's prudent to keep this collection entire, as opposed to piecemeal disposition.

    So very exciting to behold another set of Canadian naturals.

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    Simply amazing. I can't help but wonder how someone amassed such a splendid cache of pearls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GemGeek View Post
    Simply amazing. I can't help but wonder how someone amassed such a splendid cache of pearls.
    Probably working as a shucker.

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    Amazing pearls. Love them all but especially the ones you are holding. They are a couple of stunners. So many gorgeous pearls.

    Just wonderful. Just to see the photos is a pleasure but to see them walk into your shop. WOW.


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    Default Location:

    *These were from the coast between Yarmouth and Cape Island, Nova Scotia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagoon Island Pearls View Post
    Without cataloguing and examining each piece individually, it's near-to-impossible to evaluate the lot accurately.

    Size, volume and shape are quite evident from these photos, which bring value. As does provenance.

    Scallops are not reknown for nacreous surface perfection and as such demerits value. However, there does appear to be a few with unique and attractive features. Many other species of naturals aren't nacreous either, but do fetch decent prices.

    Apart from market value, there is a wealth of scientific value here as well.

    For the time, it's prudent to keep this collection entire, as opposed to piecemeal disposition.

    So very exciting to behold another set of Canadian naturals.
    Yes, i have seen many local scallop pearls but within this collection there are at least a half dozen that are rounds and quite a few large ones with very interesting "glow". Another note is that none seem to be smaller than about 3mm.

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    They are so cool!!! I keep finding set matches. These are some rounds and buttons.

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    How fantastic those pearls are! Some almost seem nacreous, or at least very glowy. Thanks for thinking of us! Hope to see some of these set. (Can they be drilled?)
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    Hi Caitlin! Yeah they can be drilled. I drilled a few in the past and/or just set them in pendants, but there are quite a few here that I don't really want to touch quite yet I'm not certain that they want to keep them as the pearls are not your typical or desirable(?) "jewellery" item. They are a very very young couple with school, life and other things to do

    es, some are super "glowy", you can see the layers of 'patchwork' within them. I've never seen so many that were so glossy. The Digby scallop pearls I've seen seem less smooth or glossy and the only explanation I can think of is that these come from the exterior where it's probably cooler than thge Bay of Fundy (COMMENTS AND THOUGHTS WELCOME!). Refer to the map above and look at Didgy to see what I mean.

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