Please help me identify what kind of pearls I have.

Charbielangel

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I love this pearl necklace , I bought it at an estate sale.
The pearls are about 3 mm baroque pearls.
The clasp is marked 14k , one part only.
Every pearls is just adorable , when I'm looking with the magnifier , they have beautiful colors , from white to golden to purple.
Some of the pearls are peeling , some are perfect , and about three are totally gone , only the nucleus is left on the string. On the pictures I mainly focused on the damaged pearls and some good ones.
Currently there are 230 pearls on the 35 inch long necklace , including the damaged pearls.
The two pearls next to the clasp are knotted only.
About 3 are gone to the nucleus and about 5 are badly damaged .
They are adorable.
My guess is early Biwa pearls perhaps?
My plan is restringing it and keeping the damaged pieces tucked away.
Thank you for your help.
 

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My guess is baroque akoyas, because of the shapes and the bead nucleus.

Since you plan to restring them, you may like to have a look at the stringing tutorials stickied in the Lowly Beaders' Club section.
 
I agree. They look like baroque Akoya pearls.
Once you remove those damaged pearls and have it restrung, it will look great! Please post a couple of photos once you do this.
 
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