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These are my Grandmother's pearls

Caitlin

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I would like to see a photo that is not blurry, taken on a dull white background. I can tell the clasp is exquisite. Do you have any info as to a timeline? It does look like it sold in a fine jewelry store. How long is it?
 

ccallahan

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More pics

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I would like to see a photo that is not blurry, taken on a dull white background. I can tell the clasp is exquisite. Do you have any info as to a timeline? It does look like it sold in a fine jewelry store. How long is it?


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The lenght is 22in including clasp.
 

ccallahan

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I would like to see a photo that is not blurry, taken on a dull white background. I can tell the clasp is exquisite. Do you have any info as to a timeline? It does look like it sold in a fine jewelry store. How long is it?


Also, the pearls were purchased at a high end jewelry store in St. Louis in the 50's or 60's. (I should mention that my grandmother only wore the best of things) Also, the individual pearls measure 4mm in diameter.
 

Caitlin

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I can't tell if they are really pearls ie the "tooth test", though they certainly look like it! They look like high quality akoyas, a rather gorgeous piece! And ,yes top of the line.
 

ccallahan

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I know that they are real %100. When I was little my grandpa showed me the tooth test on them :) Would you have an idea as to their value?
 

Caitlin

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Bodecia

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Hello ccallahan,

Do let us know more about the clasp i.e. what karat gold and what gemstone it has and also try taking a close up macro photo of the necklace on white kitchen paper or similar. Also for the photo try winding around and around as a couple of those sites showed. This will give a good look at all the pearls and hopefully show the full lustre and beauty of them.

I think from your photos so far the necklace is worth far more than the $200 piece that was on eBay. They were under-priced and the buyer got a real bargain from the looks of them. But the better the photo and more information regarding the clasp will all us to get a better idea of quality all round and hence a more accurate price. You can't go by the Mikimoto pearls because the name alone makes them worth more.


Dawn - Bodecia
http://www.ebay.com/sch/dawncee333/m.html
eBay Seller ID dawncee333 and natural pearl collector and all round pearl lover.
 

ccallahan

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More pictures (back of the clasp)I will do some with the front of the clasp in a bit. Thank you all so much for your input!
 
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