Tahitians?

Elias

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Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well.
I'm back with what I think is a tahitian set. It is made by h. Stern in 18k white gold, but I saw some of their set with freshwater before, so I want to be as sure as possible that those pearls are tahitians. What do you think?

Thank you,

Elias
 

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I think that for freshwater to be set in 18K gold, they would be some of the super colorfull ones and not some that looks an awful lot like Tahitians. I'd vote Tahitians.
 
They look Tahitian to me!
 
Thank you all. The weirdest thing happened as I received the items today, I tested with uv light as I do with all diamond jewelry to check if the diamond has fluorescence. The pearls turned pink. A strong pink. The diamond in the pendant turned blue. What do you think? The pearls of the earrings measure 11.6mm and of the pendant 11.3mm.
 

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First thing...NEVER EVER use a UV lamp against a white background.
1. You will not SEE the actual fluorescence
2. You will burn your eyes.

Try again with a BLACK BACKGROUND.

Use this video to check against:

What I see in your photos is: Inert black pearl fluorescence. Also, make sure you are using short wave UV (SWUV).
 
Thank you for the advice of the white background, I've been doing it wrong all this time. Hope I don't have eye problem because of that. I did it again with the black background and the result was the same, the pearls become strong pink like in the video. I tested other tahitians I have and that does not happen. If that means they are cortez pearls, how did h stern got that kind of pearls? Aren't they more unusual than regular tahitians?
 

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Well, Cortez pearls are rare...but they are out there!
You got a bonus...they are pricier than Tahitians.
 
I've had diamonds fluoresce blue before.
Yes, most of the diamonds I've seen do that. With pearls...the usual is green, or inert (Tahitians & Dyed)...rarer are the Pink-Reds (pearls from genus Pteria)
 
I'm so glad with this discovery. If they were regular tahitians I would be already happy because the size alone, I would never guessed by the pictures. The earrings are very round, the pendant not so much. The pendant has a lot more luster, but the earrings, although not so shiny, are of a very chic gray color that I was looking for so long time. The only thing I really didn't like is that the pendant isn't removable from the chain. But overall very happy specially considering the investment. As always, thank you all for the help.
 
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