Help Identify Vintage Pearl Bead?!

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I found a few of these amazing looking vintage beads, I believe they are some kind of pearl & I also have some in a red that are very similar! I have no clue!
 

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Can you please post more photos-- more of the beads, too--on a white background (a paper towel is good). In focus, no flash, please.
Also try rubbing 2 of the same beads together; what do you feel? Smooth, or gritty?

Also, beads that are red are either dyed pearls or not pearls.
 
Okay! I'll be home tomorrow and I'll post more pictures of them!! They are gritty just like a pearl and looking inside the hole they seems like flakey layers if that makes sense! lol Thank you everybody that has responded!! I've been helping a friend so I'm just getting time to check this now! Normally Google image search will show me something similar to what I have but I have searched for hours on end and found nothing that looks like these. They are SO gorgeous and unique! I wanna make stuff with them but I wanna know what to call them! haha
 
Can you please post more photos-- more of the beads, too--on a white background (a paper towel is good). In focus, no flash, please.
Also try rubbing 2 of the same beads together; what do you feel? Smooth, or gritty?

Also, beads that are red are either dyed pearls or not pearls.
Hey! Finally getting around to taking pictures! this necklace has white & off white colored pearls at bottom and then smaller pink stones or pearls of some kind?! they are gritty like pearls but i have no clue! Any help would be amazing! Thanks!
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To me the pink beads look like dyed quartz. I see dye concentrations and none of the banding one typically sees with rhodochrosite beads.
I agree. They look like dyed beads.
 
Hey! Finally getting around to taking pictures! this necklace has white & off white colored pearls at bottom and then smaller pink stones or pearls of some kind?! they are gritty like pearls but i have no clue! Any help would be amazing! Thanks!View attachment 469323View attachment 469321View attachment 469327
The pink beads are meant to look like coral. You’d have to get an RI reading or put them under a microscope to be certain if they are imitations.
 
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