Would imitations have blemishes similar to a regular pearl? I noticed some dents... I'm going to ask for the drill hole then and see if they respond. This is actually the only pearl thing they are selling. They mostly sell handmade jewelry made either of gold filled or 14/18k gold.
Lol yes my dearest Pattye, not a very strong color. My mom has wanted a palest gold south sea pearl and this came upon my suggestions. I prefer darker gold, but she seems to be fond of a more paler kind.
I went ahead and also asked them if they could take a picture of some of the blemishes on the strand.
Please don't feel foolish at all, Abi. You were very smart to ask for additional photos of the blemishes and drill holes. As others have mentioned, the holes are too large and the edges not sharply defined as would be in genuine pearls, some drill holes show a slight discoloring around them (the middle photo in this last group).
Everyone: Do you feel the seller should be advised she is selling imitation pearls? Or is it Caveat Emptor?