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    Exclamation Pearls in South Florida

    Can anyone recommend an appraiser located near West Palm Beach? Rec'd this pearl necklace as a wedding gift approx. 25 years ago. Local jeweler went out of business about 10 years ago. Thank you for your help !
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    Super Moderator Senior Pearl Expert jshepherd's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    Marina del Rey, CA


    It's hard to give you too much info about value from the photo, but it appears to be a strand of akoya pearls with very nice luster. As for an appraiser, this would be a good place to start -

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    Pearl Designer & Collector Senior Pearl Expert
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    Out of Murray Bridge, South Australia


    Can you send us in close up photos of your beautiful pearls. They do look beauitful and look like pastal akoyas to me too. As Jeremy gave you an appraiser I would go with that. But if you feel the valuation is too low - say anything under $1000 get back to us. I believe even on eBay you could get $1000 to $1500 ... so don't sell them short if you can wait a while. Sometimes it does take a while to get a decent price but Xmas is coming up and I don't think they would take long to sell for a decent price.

    But please do send in close up photos. Give details of the pearls - size, condition, wear on them.

    Good luck,

    Dawn - Bodecia
    Natural pearl collector and all round pearl lover

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    Pearlista Senior Pearl Expert GemGeek's Avatar
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    Sep 2006
    Oceanside, CA


    I'm assuming the strand is white and we're seeing variations in overtone/orient that look like pastel colors from the strong light. Is that right? Be careful, as not all appraisers have solid pearl experience.

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