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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member cyndayco's Avatar
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    Default Price too good to be true , but look anyway

    The pearls look like real saltwater baroques, and the vendor claims it's from the Forties. But what do you think?

    http://www.ebay.ph/itm/1940-s-Champa...item5af8d31708

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    No. Dyed freshwater. Not old, at most maybe 8-10 yrs or so. Way too expensive for what they are. Vendor lies.
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    Agreed, bald lies.

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    Good thing you're checking before buying.

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    The shape is typical for low quality FW, a step below the potato shape (not that it can't be appealing but no akoya ever had that shape). Also the colour is not one you would ever see with any undyed pearls. Add to that the price difference if you compare to akoya pearls sold by some of the vendors here.

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member cyndayco's Avatar
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    Since Akoyas don't seem to exist in the Philippine market, I've never seen one, but I have seen low quality south sea pearls in similar shapes.

    Anyway, I'm no longer in the market for gSSPs, but I was intrigued by the vendor's claims.

    Thanks for your opinions. Good to know.

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