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    Posted 3 months ago

    Budek
    (303 items)

    I love pearls but don’t know anything about them. These are on a heavy string, very old, no clasp. Bought with a lot of miscellaneous jewelry, old, some of it very nice. The strand is approximately 33 1/4” long!
    Any help identifying them would be appreciated, Thank You!

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    1. Budek Budek, 3 months ago
      ThankYou, Kevin ????????
    2. Budek Budek, 3 months ago
      Thank you, Mrstyndall!
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      Those are fresh water pearls and I think that shape is called rice-shaped.
      Compare yours to pictures of those online to confirm.
    4. Budek Budek, 3 months ago
      Thank You so much, Watchsearcher!
      and Thank You!, fortapache, Newfld !!
    5. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      I had another thought that might help.....I do not believe the entire strand was meant to be one necklace. When you buy fresh water pearls like this, they will be strung on something like heavy fishing line or a cord of some sort.
      Having them on a cord makes for easy inspection of what you are buying and let’s you know at a glance how many you are getting.....as in, how many necklaces you can make with that string of pearls you are buying.
      That’s so much easier than counting a bag full of pearls.
    6. Budek Budek, 3 months ago
      Very interesting! Thank you again, Watchsearcher!
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/638991001/creamy-freshwater-potato-pearls-ribbed?

      Here's an example that is on etsy right now. Potato pearls are mostly from China and Japan pearl farms. Respectfully to Watchsearcher - rice pearls are shaped like rice. These are very pretty! I go to Tucson and other Gem shows and pearls are always sold on strands because in a bag they will scratch each other. Watchsearcher is right - pearls sold on strands give the buyer best choice to match and choose specific ones for designs.
    8. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      Valentino97, thank you for that extra input....somewhere in the back of my mind there was yet another name for odd-shaped pearls....potato!!!
      Sometimes bits of info are just buried too deeply to dredge to the surface of my aging brain. :-)
    9. Budek Budek, 3 months ago
      Watchsearcher and Valentino97 you’ve both been a tremendous help, Thank You! and Thanks to all for the looks and loves!,
      so much appreciated.
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
      Watchsearcher - there's so much drama on CW right now that I'm afraid to share in case I'll offend. But, I want to share what I know about!! - isn't that what CW is for? So, thanks for understanding and Budek - now you know what you have.
    11. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      valentino97, please don’t think contributing information and offering corrections would be frowned upon - certainly not by me. I love learning here in CW!
      CW became my primary mode of entertainment during a prolonged recovery from an accident....and now I think I’m addicted to CW.....have to check it a couple of times a day lest I miss some interesting post or fascinating information.
      I’m not concerned that you corrected my use of the term “rice” when it should have been “potato” .....so, no worries here!


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