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Nucleated Freshwaters From China

jshepherd

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I just arrived today from a quick trip to Asia. I was finally able to examine a sizable lot of nucleated freshwater pearls.
Although I am not sure yet of the marketability of nucleated freshwaters, I did buy 2 strands (not to sell, only to photograph, examine, and maybe send one to the GIA to dispell their NO NFWP myth). When I get back into the office I will take a couple of pictures and load them here. Then you will all be able to see the strong visible difference between non-nucleated and nucleated pearls.

I would like to point out that these two strands were of the best they had available, and they claim they are selling very fast. I do see the beauty of the strands, but they were priced $950-ish per Kilo, which I feel is a little high for the look.
 
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Pauline

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I am looking foward to see those pictures. I would be interested to see some of those pearls. Any chance to point out where I could see them in
Asia? China? I am not working during the summer (I am a teacher in an international school), I like to travel and I am very interested in Pearls. Any chance to see them in Zhuji?
 

jshepherd

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Here is the picture of the 2 nucleated freshwater strands. The most popular (top strand) has a long tail. As all of the nucleated strands I saw had a tail, quality and price seems to be based heavily on the shape, but inversely compared to other types of pearls. I am sure this will change when they are able to consistently produce rounds.

These pieces are available in Zhuji. This is where these two strands are from. Try the Xianxiahu market!
 

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jshepherd

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The luster is good, especially in the long tails. But I would never consider them high in quality. They are very unique, however.
 
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Pauline

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Thank you for your information. I wanted to post a reply last week, but China is China, internet is not always working . Last week I could see the posting but couldn't reply to it! Let's hope this web site won't become one of those we won't have access for some reason!
I will take a look go this fall at the pearl market in Zhuji. I cannot wait to see the nucleated freshwater strands. I work close enough to this town to drive. But what a crazy town to drive in China!
 
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PearlsAndJade.com

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jshepherd said:
Here is the picture of the 2 nucleated freshwater strands. The most popular (top strand) has a long tail. As all of the nucleated strands I saw had a tail, quality and price seems to be based heavily on the shape, but inversely compared to other types of pearls. I am sure this will change when they are able to consistently produce rounds.

Thanks for posting the photos Jeremy. This summer I was visiting James Peach at his resort in Big Sandy Tennessee and he showed me some nucleated strands he has that has the long tails.


Bill
Pearlsandjade.com
 
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