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Freshwater Pearls found in French River...

hbyrne

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Hello there Pearl People! I've been away from the forum for quite a while but I thought I'd share a find which a friend of mine made in a French river... they are undrilled and had collected against the riverbank. I've not seen them other than in this photo but considered this perhaps a rare occurrence... does anyone have any thoughts?

Helen

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Pearl Dreams

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Just a bunch of freshwater pearls, sans mussels, collected against a river bank?
I find myself wondering if someone dumped a bunch of "wish pearls" there, for reasons of their own.
 

lilliefuzzysocks

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Your theory makes sense Pearl Dreams. Many foolishly have purchased huge collections of these mediocre freshwaters because they were deceived into thinking they were worth much more. There are too many of the same type size and quality to be another reason.
 

hbyrne

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Just a bunch of freshwater pearls, sans mussels, collected against a river bank?
I find myself wondering if someone dumped a bunch of "wish pearls" there, for reasons of their own.
Thank you Pearl Dreams! I certainly thought it was a curious find, especially as they're all roughly the same size... 'wishing pearls' they could well be...
 

hbyrne

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Your theory makes sense Pearl Dreams. Many foolishly have purchased huge collections of these mediocre freshwaters because they were deceived into thinking they were worth much more. There are too many of the same type size and quality to be another reason.
Thank you, i did first assume they were CFWP from a broken necklace... and then learned they weren't drilled and it caught my interest enough to post here. But you're right...too many same size and shape to be anything else.
 
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