by Allan Sweeney
Cultured pink pearl purchased in Mexico - Buyer told it was natural - Buyer Beware!
5 years ago, in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, I found shops selling pink pearl necklaces. Local Pacific Ocean fishermen divers, I was told, found the pearls and made the necklaces. Last month I returned, to find all shops said there were none available. Fishermen had not found any pink pearls for about two years. I searched all the local shops, and eventually found one shop with a few pink pearl necklaces in the back. As they looked gorgeous I bought them for gifts.
Then, seeing your website I thought, gosh, if these really were found by local fishermen, and are natural saltwater pearls, and the source has 'dried up', perhaps they could be valuable?
How do I check if these are genuine natural saltwater pearls?