Lucky Find String of Pearls

by Nell

I purchased this string of pearls for two dollars at a thrift store in a senior center. I can tell that the clasp is real gold but have no idea what kind of pearls they are. If they are real and if so what is their worth?


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Sep 03, 2010
how to tell if its real
by: jazlovestoskate

if your still on thise site, an easy way to tell if a pearl is real is to scrath it lightly with your teeth, a real pearl will feel like your scratching glass/sand and will make a scratching sound, a fake pearl will usually be made of plastic or glass and the coating used to make it look like a real pearl will come off. i cant tell you how to find out what kind of pearl it is,but the above hint will let you know if its real or not

Nov 03, 2009
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by: Kari

Hi Nell,

It would be unusual to put a real gold clasp on a string of fake pearls, unless, of course, they were a name brand or high quality.

More details would be needed before anyone could answer your question about kind or worth. Is there someone nearby you or a trusted jeweler who could take a look at them for you?

At any rate, the gold clasp, if it is real gold, would be worth far above your $2 rejoice in that alone.

Thanks for sharing.

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