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Pearls are truly incomparable gems. From the sparkle of diamonds and a long list of gemstones we turn to a string of pearls with a sense of relief, as our eyes rest on their quite, natural beauty.

Browning notes this in two exquisite stanzas, " A Pearl, a Girl," published on the day of his death in 1889, in which he compares the qualities of a pearl with a woman's love.

La Pearl market place is however a  different story - no time for poetry here, you have to be on your guard - there are Pearl Cheats.

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8mm Pearl CU 
I just purchased a 14k 8mm Pearl with a rose undertone on EBay. Gold is marked 14k CU. I would like to know what the CU stands for and what Company sells …

Asahi Pearls 
Are Asahi pearls a type of pearl, such as Mikimoto, or are they pearls sold by the Asahi Jewelry Company?

Do i need to insure Ciro pearl necklace? 
My mother gave me her Ciro 1956 pearl necklace (58 pearls, 2 diamonds on the clasp with a certificate of authenticity. Please can you let me know roughly …

35 years - 3 strand Osaki pearls 
My pearls are 35 years old, I inadvertently sprayed perfume on them and some have lost their lustre, can I get them restored?

Mikimoto vintage 3 strand necklace 
Hello, my father purchased this pearl necklace for my mom while he was in the marine corp and stationed in Japan in the early 1960's. I inherited this …

Im not sure i know what pearls I have 
These pearls are grayish/black, and the clasp is marked with 14k FIC. Do you have any idea what these are?

Real or Fake Pearls 
I was given a pearl necklace that used to be my grandmothers. She was born and raised in England. It's a double strand necklace. Pearls stay pretty cool. …

Inherited pearls from grandmother 
I have inherited pearls from my deceased gran about 15 yrs ago. They have a beautiful garnet and pearl clasp. Cream in colour. And quite large. From info …

Pearl necklace clasp marking 
My pearl necklace clasp has "14k A" stamped on The fish hook. There are NO other markings on the clasp and I know nothing about the type or quality of …

Necklace with missing pearl  
A friend of mine has a necklace given to her by her mother. It's from Burma and it's missing a golden pearl. I'm trying to find one to replace it. Do you …

Freshwater or Tahitian Cultured Pearls? 
I bought a strand of cultured black pearls at a charity auction, the appraisal shows their appraised value at $4,750 with pearls between 10mm and 12mm. …

I would like to sell my mikimoto pearls.  
I have just had a valuation of £3k for my pearls for an insurance valuation but would like to sell them. Is there somewhere that MA be interested in complete …

Looking for honest feedback 
I inherited from my mother-in-law a single strand akoya pearl necklace, the clasp has a pearl center with 12 small diamonds set in white gold. The matching …

I am an Indian and want to sell a pearl necklace  
I am an Indian. I want to sell a pearl necklace for money. Where can I sell it?

3 strand pearl necklace  
my dad bought my mom a 3 strand small size pearl necklace back in 1956 it even still has the little cards with and was wondering what its value

18ct Abalone Pearl Pendant 
My husband buys gold/silver for a living in California. Years ago, someone came into his store and sold him a heavy pendant that is custom made 18k gold, …

Pearl Necklace with LL Tag  
This necklace has teardrop-shaped clear faceted crystals and gold disc-shaped freshwater pearls (or blown glass that looks like pearl). LL script hangtag. …

Estimated value and type of pearls  
I just purchased these pearls and wondering if they have any value and the type of pearls that this set could be? I really have no idea about pearls but …

1945 Pearl ring 
Wondering what my pearl ring is worth. It is from 1945.

double natural pearl 
This is a "double pearl" my mother (born in 1932) gave me and told me that a former suitor gave to her. She thinks it is a natural double pearl. How …

30 inch fine rose pearls, price 
I have a 30 inch uniform strand of fine rose cultured pearls with a yellow gold 14kt clasp. I have the appraisal from 1987 but was wondering what they …

Value of my vintage pearls 
I have a set of vintage Akoya pearls "by Imperial" that I believe date to the 1940's. They are in excellent condition. Color is white with a rose cast. …

Restringing Pearl Necklace -San Diego 
I want to find out where I can take my pearl necklace to be restring in San Diego ca

Is this a Mikimoto clasp? 
It is not the recognizable Mikimoto clasps I see on my vintage Mikimoto pearls, but my father purchased them in Japan for my mother in the early 1950s …

Lotus Ivory Pearl Necklace  
I recently bought from eBay a bouble strand lotus ivory pearl necklace that was noted as in an excellent condition. But when I received it I noticed that …

Dark green pearls 
I have some very green in color pearls almost dark hunter green...that the 14k clasp was taken off of them unfortunately. What kind of pearls and are the …

My white cultured pearls have a "bloom" on them? 
Hi, I was given a beautifull lustrous cultured pearl necklace around 10-15 years ago, they were bought from Hong Kong & they are a fabulous glossy white …

Valuation Mikimoto Necklace 1997 
Hello there! I am looking at getting a valuation on a Mikimoto pear necklace purchased in the Ginza store in Tokyo 1997 for me by my mother. Knowing her, …

tahitian pearl with flaw 
I bought a tahitian pearl pendant that has a large bale with diamonds and is 18k for $150.The total weight of the piece was 6 gms. The pearl has a beautiful …

Age and value? 
Hello, I came across this necklace and bracelet that my Grand mother used to let me wear as a child and was wondering how old it is and what it's value …

black pearl 
Value of a black and white pearl ring

my Grandma's pearls have turned a soft gold why? 
my Grandma's pearls have turned a soft gold, they havent been worn for a long time and are quite old, as I am 85.

Asahi Shoten 
How much is a single strand Asahi Pearl Necklace worth? Silver is stamped on the clasp. With one undrilled pearl on the clasp. Roughly 16 inches long. …

Are my Mikimotos real? Why is the box red? 
jumped on the chance at a ad on Craigslist for 18" , 7-7.5mm Mikimoto pearl neacklace, I offered 300$ cash after some research and figured I got a good …

Cut Pearl into Two Halves - Cultured or Synthetic Pearls? 
Dear Sir, please be informed the jewelers where i live are either uneducated or unknowledged in pearls and that is why i am asking your opinion. …

The Sea, The Men, The Legend, Broome Pearls 
I have a pearl necklace which says 585 on the clip part, it's in a green box that folds out and it says Pearl Luggers Broome, The Sea,The Men,The Legend. …

Cannot Identify my Pearl Necklace 
I bought a pearl necklace at an estate sale recently. As if I were trying to find the model number and details of a specific digital camera, and what is …

Akoya Cultured Pearl Necklace 
I want to sell it but can't find a store location near me who buys pearls I am located in San Bernardino, CA. Were can i take my necklace to sale?

I am trying to find 1mm or smaller replacement seed pearls for a Victorian ring 
I recently purchased a Victorian ring in need of repair and have been trying to find 1mm or slightly smaller natural half drilled seed pearls from a reputable …

Mikimoto three string bracelet 14k 
On the back of the shell, wa or wc is indicated, then the large M, referring to Mikimoto, then 14K. What does the wa mean?

Platinum hallmark 
This is the clasp on a pearl necklace from Japan circa 1945...supposedly.

Pearl Necklace from Chr. Timmerberg Bremen Germany, what is it worth 
I am trying to find the value of a pearl necklace for my friend. The necklace belonged to her mother. My friend is in her late 80's so the necklace could …

simulated 2strand with silver clasp and diamante maade by lotus sold by carrs jewellers in 1985 is there any value  
Simulated 2 strand pearls with silver and diamante clasp made by lotus in original box sold by carrs jewellers in 1985 please can you give me a valuation …

pearl clasp 
What is the name of the clasp long strands of pearls together into shorter styles?

How to tell if pearl necklace is real  
Have a pearl necklace with small pearls leading down to a oblong small box with I think is a green gemstone and clear gemstones surrounding it also on …

How do I get a price for my necklace  
In the early 80s I was given a broken double string necklace. It was given to me by an elderly gentleman in South Kensington. Who I did cleaning for. …

Mikimoto Platinum Hallmarks 
Has Mikimoto ever used a single "S" to denote the Japanese word for platinum which is Shirogane?

Keep or Sell Cultured Pearls 
I have inherited a double string (59+56) of 5.5/6mm cultured saltwater pearls strung with a gold clasp. How do I judge the quality to get at a value for …

Clip for Pearl Strand 
Hi, Where can I buy a clip to wear 70 inches long pearl strand? Thank you.

All natural pearls 
I have a all natural pearl necklace that's about 100 years old what is it worth?

Identifying cultured pearls 
I purchased an 18in string of cultured pearls in 1961 as a wedding guest for my wife. It was purchased from a very reputable retailer that is still in …

triple strand black tahitian pearl necklace 
could anyone give a rough estimate for the value of a short triple strand black Tahitian pearl necklace?

Color changes 
Do real pearls change colors after long periods of time?

Why did my pearl turn pink? 
I've had a simple pearl necklace for more than ten years now. It's a real white pearl. One day, when I wanted to put it on, I noticed that my pearl turned …

black pearl bracelet 
why would a bracelet of black pearls have impressions of some type of hallmark on them?

black pearl bracelet 
why would a bracelet of black pearls have impressions of some type of hallmark on them?

What is g silver? 
I have a strand with clasp stamped g silver. What is this?

what is the value of a diamond and black pearl choker necklace, earrings and brooch? 
i was wondering if you can tell me the value of the jewelry.

update seed pearl necklaces 
I received two seed pearl necklaces in the seventies from my parents. I have a pair of disc earrings covered in seed pearls-how can i update these and …

Does anyone know this makers mark on these pearls? Can't find it anywhere! 
I took these pearls to a jewelry store and they didn't know the maker, all they told me is that they are high quality. I've hunted for hours trying to …

Valuation of Prestige Pearl Necklace 
I have a Prestige hand knotted two strand set of pearls with a sterling silver clasp. The clasp has 3 additional pearls in the middle on the clasp and …

Solitaire Pearl Framed by Alleged Old Mine-Cut Diamonds on an Alleged 18k Gold Ring - Pearl Setting? 
Would a solitaire pearl be glued into place on an allegedly 18k vintage ring old enough to also be set with alleged old mine-cut diamonds? The ring has …

Was "white gold" (14K) ever used in Edwardian Pearl clasps?  
From my present understanding, White Gold had not been invented and that Edwardian Clasps were either 100% yellow gold, 100% Platinum, or a combination …

What Year were these Mikimoto Pearls from? 
they came in a green box and they had a silver clasp with a pearl on one side Mike

Type of pearls? 
What type of pearls are these and what are they worth approximately?

Mikimoto Pearls from Saks 
My husband purchased the pearls in 1998 from Saks Fifth Avenue in New Orleans. Recently while tooling around the Internet, I noticed several was trying …

Natural Pearls 1920 
I have two pearl necklace from 1920 they are natural pearls one necklace is about 30-inches long end to end. The other is about 16 inch long what are …

Natural pearls 1920 
I have two pearl necklaces from 1920 - they are natural pearls. one necklace is about 30-inch long end to end the other is about 16 inch long what are …

Pearl Value 
I have some pearls that I received from a friend several years ago. I'm interested in selling them. I have no idea what type of pearls they are. I have …

value of antique round blue pearl choker and bracelet set 
I am enquiring about the value of my antique round blue pearl choker necklace and bracelet set

Are these genuine Mikimoto pearls? 
I have been inherited a double string of pearls from my Mum always thought to be Mikimoto pearls. They are 6-7mm size, length 53cm from clasp end to end, …

pearl choker 
I inherited my Aunts pearl choker from Japan. It is white silk with 5 rows of pearls sewn on and had a hook and write type gold clasp. the label says B …

eBay purchase - Mikimoto earrings - not sure they are real 
The earrings purchased on eBay have glue on the back of earring- The only markings are mikimoto on the butterfly of post style earrings Any possibility …

Help with any Pearl info you can provide! 
I received these pearls as a gift about 30 years ago, and I know nothing about them, and cannot find anything on the net. I was told they belonged to his …

Mikimoto clasp authenticity 
I am considering buying a Mikimoto 4mm pearl necklace but am hesitating because the clasp is a simple "O ring" rather than the Mikimoto "signature clasp. …

M with a circle over it 
What does the M with a circle over it mean. I have seen this on a box that has Mikimoto under it? The pearls are said to be Mikimoto.

Freshwater? Have a beautiful pearl and diamonds necklace  
freshwater pearls 72 on the stand plus a large one on the front that hangs from a line of diamonds. 14k on all gold areas. "72" is marked on …

What is the value of this K Mikmoto set? 
I am looking to see what the value of the attached K Mikmoto set is?

lotus cultured pearls? 
I have a box of 2 row graduated pearls in a lotus red box marked cultured pearls. Clasp is marked 375 and is white coloured. Did lotus produce cultured …

Antique seed pearl set 
I inherited a seed pearl necklace with earrings in the original box. The necklace needs to be repaired and I would like to sell the set. Is there a market …

ww2 cultured graduated japanese pearls 
I am trying to get some information on family pearls created in japan ww2..perfectly matched in size and color. Graduated. Does anyone know any history …

Sterling Naomi - Double Strand Pearl Necklace  
My grandmother has a necklace that was purchased in Hawaii around 1940. Would you be able to tell me who made this necklace and its value? It is a double …

Authentic? 
Do you think this is Authentic? It was passed down to me by my great grandma and I'm being told they are 85-90 years old.

rose clasp on Pearls 
I have these pearls and want to know if they are real?I know absolutely nothing about them...please help It is broken and i want to know if its worth …

GI joe gave a set to mom 
Approximately 60 years ago my mother received a pearl necklace from a GI just returning from Japan. It is 18 inches long and has a screw on clasp. Was …

Where can I find imitation pearls 4mm or 0.15 Here in NJ or N York city? 
Where can I find imitation pearls 4mm or 0.15 in Here in NJ or N York city?

mikimoto ever have just an "M" as a hallmark without the clamshell? 
There are many of items listed as "Mikimoto" on auction websites that just have an "M" mark WITHOUT the clamshell. Did Mikimoto ever mark their pieces …

Do you think this is authentic? 
I bought this ring and it says it's a vintage 1960 Mikimoto ring with no marking in the inside shank. It comes in red box that says Ginza Tokyo. What …

Woman find 50 pearls in her oyster! 
how much is 50 pearls worth including baby pearls?

Graduation Pearls 
In 1968 I received a matinee length strand of cultured pearls for High School Graduation. They were purchased for about $100 at Claude S Bennett, a fine …

my seed pearl necklace 
hi i want to know how much is my seed pearl necklace price? my necklace's length is 38cm

Tiffany strand of Pearls 
Hi, is there a way to value or even tell what type of pearls are on a 16" strand of 5.0 to 5.0 matching white pearls that have a Tiffany and Co. Stamped …

Value of Mikimoto pearl necklace 
I got this necklace as a present form my ex-husband. I only wore it once. I would like to know its value. What is the meaning of the writings on the top …

Are Pearls costume jewelry or something else? 
I purchased a strand of multi-colored pearls at an consignment store.14k gold squares separate the 6 white pearls from the colored ones which are dull …

Rice pearls 
My great grandmother's ring early 1800's. I believe Germany. Has what I was told rice pearls. I was told they were rare, and was curious if there was anything …

identity of pearls 
hi is this pearl necklace real done the tooth test (gritty) and it says 14k on the clasp thanks

What does the S.1 mean on the clasp of my Mikimoto necklace? 
What does the S.1 mean on the clasp of my Mikimoto necklace?

What does letter f mean on the back of mother-of-pearl clip on antique earrings 
can anyone tell me what the f stands for on the back of my clip on antique mother of pearl earrings? please and thank you. I think they are rose gold …

Why has my black pearl turned blue? 
I was given a black pearl for Christmas, and have been wearing it on an 18 carat gold chain around my neck for about a week. I have noticed that it has …

1950 south Korea mother pearl brooch 3inches by 1 inch 
Took to jewelery business and the man looking at piece I thought he said it was worth $2,000.00 The picture is not the best. thank you

Identification of Ginza Pearls 
Hi, I have 2 pearl necklaces. Both only have the trademark 'silver' on their clasps. 1xivory 28,8" long size 7mm pearl. 1xblueish 24"long 7,5mm pearl …

Tiffany Pearls that brought tears! 
Where can I sell a Tiffany opera length pearl necklace, bought in Tiffany New York in 1967 and now without certificate of authenticity. Because I …

Pearl Necklace Clasp - Unknown maker 
I have a pearl necklace inherited by my great grandmother. There is a sterling silver hook and box clasp that has a marking in the back. It looks like …

Double strand of Majorica pearls - but unmarked? 
I purchased this double-strand of multiple colored baroque pearls from an estate - as MAJORICA. The smallest of the pearls is about 8 mm and the largest …

Cultured Pearls with "Spun Satin" Orient 
I recently acquired a vintage cultured pearl necklace, but I can not identify the hallmark. The clasp of the necklace is a botanical motif with a pearl …

Mikimoto platinum pearl necklace 
My Mom gave me a 1944 Mikimoto Platinum pearl Necklace with matching ear rings, still in original box, what would these be worth today, all in excellent …

Double grape cluster pearl brooch 
It says 14k has a whole bunch of pearls. They hurt my ears when I rub them against me teeth. Gritty and annoyingly so. The color is beautiful. You can …

I bought a mikimoto pearl necklace on E-bay  
She said it was over 100 years old , that it was a mikimoto 10k M on the claw hook . I guess my question is did Mikimoto hallmark his pearls with 10m M …

collar pearl necklace 14k flower diamond clasp 
I bought this collar pearl necklace w/ 14k white gold flower diamond clasp at an antique shop. I know nothing about it, the maker, type of pearls or age. …

Please help me identify these vintage necklaces and bracelet 
I bought these from a lady that told me she received them from her grandma's estate. Her grandma was born in late 1800's and passed better than 30 years …

Blue Lagoon/ Mikimoto Cert? 
Husband bought from an on base BX some Blue Lagoon division of Mikimoto 18 inch 6x6.5 mm pearls for $1099. Are they supposed to come with a certificate …

pre-wedding gold pearls from Sweden cost 
What is an estimated cost of a 16" single strand of gold pearls about 6mm at largest pretty we originally from sweden? They have been stolen and I need …

ciros pearls 
did they make cultured pearl necklaces as well as faux. if so, how to recognise them?

identifying my pearls 
This necklace belonged to my mother. I am not sure but I would guess its at least 25 years old? I never saw her wear it we found it in her estate. I …

Richter Pearls 
I just bought a strand of cultured Richter pearls with matching earrings with a certificate of authentication with the address 780 Fifth Ave. I have never …

what does "PAT" on the clasp mean? Thats the only word or number 
What do the letters "PAT" on the clasp mean? That's the only word or numbers.

Mikimoto sterling silver clasps 
Can authentic Mikimoto clasps have either an "s" or a "sil" engraved on the back to indicate sterling silver and if so...does this just indicate a different …

my pearls have turned pink 
my pearls have turned pink when they came in contact with a red necklace how do I clean them

Lotus simulated pearls post 1964 made in England worth? 
What are lotus simulated pearls, post 1964 made in England worth?

will an akoya oyster grow in the southern ocean and how rare are natural pearls  
will an akoya oyster grow in the southern ocean and how rare are natural pearls?

Value of two strands of Pearls 
My Mother passed away and I have her pearl necklaces that I am trying to get a value for. One strand is black pearls that were purchased by my Dad at …

Fijian Natural Pearls History?  
I grew up in Fiji. My father Donald McLoughlin O.B.E was the Solicitor General of Fiji and oversaw the writing of their Constitution upon independence. …

Should I insure this necklace?  
18 years ago I opened an oyster on a holiday and got a pearl from it. I have the certificate etc. this year my parents had it made into a necklace for …

What type of Pearl? 
I have this strand of pearls my husband gave me in the early 90s and we'd like to determine the value. We know they are real and when they are held in …

Mikimoto Pearls To Market 
I have a set of Mikimoto pearls I think I used once. I would like to sell them and give the money to charity. I am trying to determine their "worth" …

Mikimoto Costume Jewelry 
Did mikimito ever make costume jewelry?

What is the present value of Mikimoto 7mm pearl necklace 30 inches platinum pink bought in Japan 1985 
What is the present value of Mikimoto 7mm pearl necklace 30 inches platinum pink bought in Japan 1985

Ring and pearl info please :-) 
Hi I have a pearl ring that has markings on I have no clue as to what they stand for it's an unusual ring and the pearl which I believe is real (as to …

Current Market Valuation Pearls 
If a pearl necklace was appraised for $2,950.00 in 1987, would the value of that necklace have increased by 2014?

Add-A-Pearl  
Hello, I have a pearl necklace that my Grandmother started for me when I was 4 years old (1970) and completed when I graduated high school in 1985. I …

Questions on Majorica Pearls  
Hi there, I have a Majorica pearl necklace and earing set with gold features beside me that i have recently found with reciepts and identification tags …

Mikimoto Pearl Necklace 
How much can I sell a cultured pearl necklace for and how much for a mikimoto pearl necklace for?

Bad Finish on Vintage Faux Pearls 
I have several strings of vintage faux pearls which have a bad finish, either peeling off or completely gone. But often they have catches that are nice, …

freshwater pearls 14 k gold 
I have a freshwater necklace and bracelet; how can you tell if it may have value? I'm thinking about taking it to the pawn shop, but I want to know what …

Laguna Pearls 
I have a double string of simulated pearls left to Me by my grandmother. I have the certificate also. They are Laguna. Do you have any idea of their value? …

unglueing mabe pearls safely 
A customer gave me a mabe pearl glued to a bezel. I need to solder a piece of the bezel back. How do i remove the pearl safely. I dont know what glue was …

vintage graduated pearl strand 
I have a antique graduated strand of pearls that I am trying to determine their worth. They were appraised in 1964 for $66000. They were Gift to me …

How much do you think Chinese pearl necklace is worth? 
I received this pearl necklace from my Aunt as a christmas gift about 11 or 12 years ago. They are real pearls (so she said) and she brought them home …

Natural Gulf Pearls  
Hello : I have got these pearls as a gift from my grandmother . I have four of the perfect shaped ones ( natural gulf pearls 70 years old ) Chain …

Mikimoto 16 inch strand 
I inherited a 16 inch strand of Mikimoto pearls from a family friend. Her husband have them to her in 1920's, the are in a green velvet Mikimoto box. The …

where do I find someone to match pearls 
My pearls are 40 years old. They are 16 inches. I want to add pearls to elongate them to 18 inches. Where can I find someone to match them and restring …

Pink Lustre Pearls 1967 
Purchased in 1967 and last appraised (1984) for over $2,000.00. I would appreciate current value of a 7" long pearl bracelet with 63 pearls. Pearls are …

Repairing a crack in a mabe pearl ring 
I inherited a beautiful mabe pearl ring. The only problem is that is has a crack in it. Is it possible to fix that? Is it expensive? Is it better just …

single strand of blue pearls from Furuya Tokyo Japan 
I was wondering if you knew how much these might be worth? My father got these back in the late 60's for my mom.

Nikken 1968 Pearl Necklace 
Hello, My friend was given a 1968 Nikken Pearl Necklace in the box in mint condition. She is curious as to the value? Thank you!

Manufacturer of my Tahitian Pearl Necklace? 
I have a beautiful pearl necklace but I do not know how to identify the manufacturer or the value of what it is worth...? it is Tahitian color meaning …

The Pearl Cultivating Process 
I would like to start a Pearl Farm in my country, so I want to learn all about the art of culturing process. My country has shores on both Atlantic and …

Wild Natural Pearl 
I work on the bay of alligator harbour and I've had an amazing experience! I prayed to god that he would send me a million dollars but instead while I …

BEAUTIFUL PEARLS 
My husband bought me a pearl necklace in VIET NAM in 1969, they are 6 mm and 16" long. How can I know the name of them?

What is the type/origin/species are my 10mm white pearl earrings? 
Hello! I feel I have read and read about types of pearls, what makes them different etc. but I am still unsure how much mine are worth and if they are …

Black Pearl Goes White! 
7 years ago , my husband got me a black pearl from a pearl shop in Hawaii. It was the last present before he died. Now my black pearl goes white ? I'm …

Replacement Mikimoto Pearls 
I have an unopened package of seven loose drilled mikimoto genuine cultured pearls. Is there a market for them? How do I determine their value?

Antique Seed Pearls 
I recently started wearing my Great-grandmother's engagement ring, which had sat in a box for 20 years. Was really enjoying wearing it until I noticed …

Mikimoto Clasp? 
I so appreciate the opportunity to ask my question, thank you! I inherited a 24" pearl strand over a decade ago, it was in a silk or satin container …

old string stuck in pearls 
Hi, I am restringing some pearls and there's string still in the pearls. I am hoping that you have a tip for getting it out safely. I cannot get it out …

Date of lotus single strand pearl necklace 
I would like to know the date of a single strand of simulated pearls by lotus in original case (made in England). See images attached, strand runs 41cm …

Blue Lagoon Pearls : How Much Are They Worth 
I have a strand of blue lagoon cultured pearls by mikimoto . 22" strand , double knotted, 5-6 mm pearls

Real or Fake Pearls? 
Hi. Please help clear our minds. These pearls have been in our family for over 50 years and we always believed they were real and quite valuable. Then …

How Pearls Lay 
I have a 15 inch strand of pearls that won't lay flat?

Charm Bracelet from Korean War  
Need to find accurate way to find value of sterling silver charm bracelet with multiple pearls

Having trouble identifying pearl type & makers mark 
Hello, I purchased these pearls on ebay and I am trying to find out more information on them. They supposedly were purchased 20 years ago at the Alice …

Pearl repair they are still in guarantee! 
bought a pair of pearl studs in Lanzarote in june 2014 and the pearl has come off the post. can they be repaired?

cost of pearl 
i have a 10mm light cream ayoka pearl. how much do u think it is worth

Value of Double Strand Graduated Peal Necklace by Fuji Pearl Co. 
I recently acquired these vintage pearls for under $50. I estimate that they date back to the 1940s-1960s. I believe they are genuine because they have …

Odd Stamp on Pearl Ring 
Hello. I found a pearl and diamond ring. It is stamped 10k, as well as 159. I cannot find what the 159 stands for. Please help!

Are these real? 
I have these vintage looking pearls, says PAT on clasp. They are on string. I think handed down through the family. Are they real or nice fake pearls, …

Pearls in red jewelry bag turned pink! 
U stored fake pearl jewelry in a red jewelry bag. Now my pearls have turned pink. Tried washing with soap. What can I do?

What Type of Pearl? 
My mother got this ring while in Japan in the late 60's. Who made it? What is it's value? Thanks Rick@BulmanFineArt.com

clasp and authenticity of pearl necklace 
I have an offer to buy a cultured strand of cream colored pearls but there is no paperwork. The clasp is gold colored with 'G.Silver' stamped on the bottom …

What earrings to wear on my wedding day?  
Hello, My future mother-in-law is letting me borrow her pearl necklace. Note the pearls are an off white almost a very very light pink and I am having …

Are they Natural Pearls? 
Hello, I have a pearl necklace; I don't know anything about it. They are small off-white pearls combined with 9 bigger grey pearls. The clasp marked …

BAHRAIN PEARLS 
Dear Sir, Iam in a possession of 570 Bahrain pearls, bought in late 60 s in Tripoli Fair-Libya, where I lived. Now I d like their appraisal. Please …

Grandmothers real natural pearls 
I have a set of real pearls from the 1950s. my grandmother was wealthy and bought a graduated set and was told they were real. They are still beautiful …

Inherited Pearl Necklace 
Hello, My grandma gave me a string pearl necklace a few years back (before my wedding). As you can see in the photos its a string of cultured pearls necklace …

I bought a pretty color of pink 14mm pearl and diamond ring 
Hi my question is: they said that it's a fresh water pearl but when I tried to find 14mm on the internet I can't find it and another question its a very …

Identifying Pearls 
How can you tell the difference between various types of pearls? Cultured, Akoya, South Pacific etc.?

Are these real black pearls? 
I inherited these pearls from a grandmother of my fathers. My grandmother told me that she wasn't sure but she thought they could be real because they …

H in a Diamond _ Pearl Necklace 
I have a two strand pearl necklace I just in inherited. The mark on the clasp is H in a diamond. I can't find the maker online. Help!

Seed Pearl Replacement in Antique Lavalier 
Should I have a small seed pearl replaced in my antique Lavalier? It is missing one small pearl. Would this affect the value as an antique?

Real Pearls or Not? 
I have a double strand pearl necklace with round pearls it has a lovely 925 silver and mother of pearl clasp. It even has a safety hook I have rubbed the …

Pearls Strands Marked PM70 
I acquired two different strands of pearls and a bracelet at an estate sale (crate auction). They both have the hallmark "PM70". I believe this is Majorica, …

Elements of Life Collection Mikimoto 10 mm Black Tahitian Pearl Pink Sapphires Earrings 
Hi, I have a pair of Mikimoto Elements of Life-Fire earrings, 10 mm black tahitian pearl, 18k white gold and pink sapphires. I never wore them, they come …

Should I restring old simulated pearls? 
Should I pay to have a pearl necklace restrung if the pearls are simulated? It's from the Lotus Co and they are in great condition... thoughts on this? …

Lost Pearl Earring 
My girlfriend lost one of her real pearl earrings that were given to her as a gift and she is very upset about it. Is there a way to have a replacement …

How Do I Clean Discolouration Near the Clasp of Deltah Pearl Necklace 
Hi- I have a 3 strand Deltah pearl necklace with rhinestone clasp from the 1930s that I want to sell. Before I do that, I'd like to clean up the …

Georgian/ Victorian Seed Pearl Jewelry Repair 
Hello, I purchased a Georgian Seed Pearl Necklace that has 5 MOP rosettes. The problem is that the necklace is is all in pieces and would need to be put …

White Pearls from Ireland 
I own 48 year old real white pearls and I'm wondering how much they would cost if I did sell them?

MK markings on pearl strand 
Hello, I have a strand of pearls with a bow clasp and a hallmark MK, it is also stamped 750. My understanding is that this a from a lower line of Mikimoto, …

IM - Mikimoto Pearls? 
Does Mikimoto have more than one style hallmark? I know about the M in the clamshell, but is there another mark with an I superimposed upon an M?

Vintage Tahitian Pearls 
I have a large necklace consisting of 55 round matched 15.875 Peacock Black Tahitian Pearls. The pearls were purchased in 1949. Do you know what value …

Value of Cultured Pearls Today 
My wife inherited her grand mothers double strand pearl necklace with an "M" on the clasp. Any idea what it might be worth?

are they pearls by Justin Hunter? 
i have a set of coloured pearls with earrings the are stamped 925 and have a markers mark which looks like JH (just like the Justin Hunter Logo) Can …

sell antique hand strung pearls 
I have my grandmother's pearls which I inherited, she had 2 strands both have been appraised and are valued between 18-25k. How would I go about selling …

Value of single strand Mikimoto grey (black?) necklace/earring set from Japan 
This set was purchased in the mid-late 1950''s or early 1960's. It is in an original box. My uncle used to lecture there and purchased it for my grandmother. …

i inheritated 3 pearl necklaces and i dont know if they are real 
I inheritated 3 pearl necklaces from my Grandmother..First one is a single strand of pearls with JADAN on the clasp..the second one is a triple strand …

Background Info on Deltah Courtier Pearl & Rhinestone Choker 
Recently inherited this necklace and wondered about the history of the necklace { perhaps year.style etc } Came in original box. Necklace is in very good …

Help with Monet Pearls  
I bought this pearl necklace and it says Monet on it. Can you tell me maybe the value or if they are rare. They also are a pink color. Any information …

Post Set Pearls 
Please explain the meaning and describe how pearls are post set in a ring. Thank you.

i would like to know the value of my 2 loose black (tahitian?) pearls 
My mother gave me these pearls that my grandfather brought back from south seas in the early 40's while in the service there.They are polished and very …

Mikimoto Pink Pearl Strand - 1950's 
My mother recently told me about her Mikimoto Pearl strand and earrings. She isn't sure if they are real since the pearls look like toys. The pearls …

Chanel Pearl 
I have a pendant from Chanel with a huge baroque faux pearl. It is peeling and I don't know weather to try and replace it with a new pearl (in which case …

Vintage mikimoto pearl necklace w/ diamond /pearl clasp with silver pearl & diamond earings 
I have a set listed about along with a Mikimoto (Lane Crawforsds Guarantee # HB 90 (WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?) They were purchased 2-7-1963 per the booklet, …

Is this pearl real? 
I have a 29 inch oval with pearls with no clutch and thread very unique from my mother . they are about 70 to 80 years old . When i put the pearl on my …

Please identify this style of pearl neckless. 
Multi strand of pearls with cotton string. Clasp is marked 'Germany'- the only mark on the clasp. The size of the pearls looks identical. Is it possible …

Trying to determine value of Mikimoto choker necklace 
My daughter received a Mikimoto necklace from her grandfather when she was a toddler over 15 years ago -- I think she wore it once and we just remembered …

Cairo Real Pearls 
What value for necklace of Cairo real pearls bought 1963 cost £70.

Certified Natural Pearls 
I received a box of pearls from a secret admirer. I can tell that the box is specifically made for the pearls inside because of their unique shape and …

Antique 60 inch cultured pearl necklace 
Where can I purchase an Antique 60 inch cultured pearl necklace?

How can I get the best price for selling my antique pearls. they have been in the family since the turn of the 19th century 
They were graded by GIA. There are 101 pearls, from 8.02 mm to 3.21mm. They are bead cultured in saltwater, pinctada funcata (Akoya pearl oyster0, near …

69 year old pearl necklace 
I would like to determine the value of this pearl necklace. The pearls were purchased by my wife's grandfather who was an Admiral in the US Navy. …

rose pearl necklace 
Have a 18" rose pearl necklace would like to sell it. But don't have papers. Showed a someone they said they are real but where do I sell them at?

Imperial and Marvella Pearls 
I have strand of Marvella Pearls and a strand of Imperial pearls one cost $800 and one cost $16 I don't remember which is which, can you help me please? …

Prestige PEARLS De Espagna  
We have a two strand (black & white) set of pearls given to my wife by her father probably in the sixty's. The box has a small stick on label that says …

Lady of Spain Pearls - Are my grandmother's pearls real or fake? 
I have read that Lady of Spain pearls are actually costume jewelry.. is this true?

Large Pearl found in Louisiana  
What kind of pearl is this?

Are pearls cheap?  
Is it worth trying to resell my broken strand of cultured pearls? I recently stumbled upon a website that offered cultured pearls at $7 per bag of 10. …

grandmas legacy - earrings 
When my mother died 4 years ago i inherited all her jewellery amongst which was a box with some pearl earings. mum said they were her mothers/grandmothers. …

How much is a double strand of Majorcan pearls worth? 
How much is a double strand of Majorcan pearls worth.

Value of a Tiffany Pearl Necklace 
My family heirloom Tiffany pearl necklace was stolen from my home and I am trying to figure out the value. It was roughly 24" long with graduated pearls …

pearl value 
what would the value of a string of pearls that were bought in 1958 for $350 with a gold clasp be valued now?

Discolored Black Pearls 
My favorite black pearl necklace is discolored somehow. Can it be dyed again?

add-a-pearl value 
I have an add-a-pearl necklace w/ 19 pearls from the 40's. I am wanting to learn the value of it today. Can you tell me a range or point me to a …

Value of my Blue Pearl 
What is the value of a 6 mm blue pearl?

Mikimoto Ratings and Clasps 
Hi, does Mikimoto have different style clasps for their pearls? Is that one way I could identify an A1 pearl grading from a AAA? Thanks

Ciro pearl ring 
Ciro ring with cultured pearl and cirolite crystals is it worth anything? Was £200 new

would it take four to six weeks to aporaise a pearl necklace 
Would it take four to six weeks to appraise a pearl necklace?

how can I authenticate my "mikimoto" pearls? 
I was given a set of pearls as an 18th birthday gift, my mother telling me they were Mikimoto pearls. Now decades later, I can't find the box and so have …

Fake Pearls with 14K gold clasp? 
I have a long double string pearls that are fake I believe, the outside "skin" has come off one bead, and a clear ball is beneath. I assume this makes …

trying to id cultured pearl necklace mark 
I picked up some lovely 18 inch, 6mm cultured pearls at the Goodwill the other day and I am having a hard time figuring out the mark/hallmark. The clasp …

Baroque Pearls 
I have a 14 inch baroque pearl necklace purchased in 1976, Germany. What is the estimated value?

Does value of pearls increase with time? 
I was given a pearl necklace as a gift, there are 50 pearls on this vintage necklace. It belonged to the giver's great grandmother. She was in her 60's …

Restoring luster to black 8mm Tahitian pearl 
I've cleaned with soap and water but I think that body oils have caused it to dull over time. Any suggestions?

Does Two Black Pearls mean Twins? 
During my trip to Hawaii i got an oyster and it had two black pearls in it and the lady told my that i was soon going to be pregnant with twins - is that …

Pricing of Mikimoto 
I was wondering if you would be able to tell me how much my Mikimoto ring is worth? It has an "m" & an "s" on the band. The pearl is cream colored. …

Value 
I have some 42 inch 1cm pearls from a family member. I think they are old. Can you give me a rough estimate.

What brand of pearls has this type of 14k white gold clasp? 
I would like to know if this type of clasp indicates that these pearls are real or fake and If they are valuable

Mikimoto pearl stud earrings. Luster gone. How to regain luster  
How do I regain the luster of my Mikimoto pearl stud earrings?

age of piece double strand bracelet 
I purchased this double strand bracelet and it has a fair degree of verdigris so I wondered if it was older and what the approx value may be thank you

Deltah Pearls 
I purchased a double strand of Deltah pearls golden in color with what looks like rhinestones in the clasp. The clasp is shaped into a double swan-like …

Value of 1970 Don Sancho Majorica Pearls 
I have purchased 2 strands of Don Sancho Majorica pearls. Purchased in March of 1970. I Believe they are 55 cm 22 inch and 38 cm 18 inch . Both state …

Value of black Asahi pearl necklace? 
These pearls were bought in about 1970 or earlier and is wrapped in yellow silk cloth and has a red hand bag. I wanted to know the value?

tahitian pearls vintage 
I have vintage tahitian pearls bought at an estate sale in 1980, lady said her dad bought them in France and brought them home to her in the mid to late …

What type of pearls do I have? 
I have a strand of pearls given to my grandmother on her 18th birthday in 1910. It's approx 44" long and has been re-strung. One of the pearls appears …

What is Current Value 0f Pearl Necklace Today? 
My wife has a 18 1/2 in. Pearl necklace that was appraised at $950 in 1985. What would be the value today? Thank you

I need to sell my antique pearl necklace 
My medical bills are out of control and I have to sell my 15"Antique Pearl Necklace, along with a lot of other things. They were my Grand Mothers. They …

Value of Mikimoto Lane Crawford Pearls  
What would be the approximate value of Mikimoto Cultured Pearls purchased in 1968. The necklace contains 76 pearls for a length of 16 inches. The diameter …

pearl discoloured 
i have a pearl with nice luster. however, i soak the pearl in sea water for few weeks as advised by a guru. now the pearl already discoloured and lost …

Any Pearl Value? 
Hello. I have a pearl necklace that measures about 24". I know the pearls are older, freshwater pearls, with a capital, cursive "H" engraved on the …

Natural original black south pacific pearl 
what is the value in today's market of a black natural original south pacific pearl - 15 milimiters in size - certified by Nordstrom's exotic fine …

Pearl Necklace Info and Identification 
Came to possess a 14 inch strand if pearls. Clasp marked 14k IWA. Nacre thick, pearls white. Took strand to local jeweler....he found the IWA mark, told …

Authentic Mikimoto Pearls?  
i have my grandmothers pearl necklace, it has ss clasp stamped with the M in the clam but i dont think they're knotted in between does this mean its not …

Asahi Pearl value 
My Great Uncle bought an Asahi Pearl Necklace for my recently past Grandmother and wonder if I should get these insured? Thanks in Advance, -Sean …

Is this a mikimoto mark? Behind the clasp. 
No other marks. Have read that mikimoto didn't always use M in the shell?

Mikimoto clasp attachment 
how are the clasps attached to Mikimoto pearls?

Edwardian Pearl Ring 
Hello! I am about to buy an "Edwardian Pearl ring" online that the buyer claims features cultivated seawater pearls. Is this possible given the history …

Value of Natural Pearls Over The Years  
Have pearl values risen over years or fallen? In particular, I have a necklace of natural pearls purchased in 1987 for $25,000. I'm curious as to today's …

Confused about my Pearls 
My grandma gave me pearls for my 16th birthday. It came with a card, I think it was the authenticity card and type. I lost it and all I can remember about …

Royalle Cultured Pearls 
Can you tell me anything about Royalle Cultured Pearls? I'm interested in the approximate age of these pearls and value, etc. Thank you for your …

we have double strand mikimoto pearls  
we inherited a double strand from my grandma - they are a double strand of mikimoto pearls about 10 to 12 inches and we want to know the value.

I have these pearls, I was wondering are they worth anything? 
Just wondering if these are worth anything?

Pearl hallmarks 
I can't find anything to show the different hallmarks for Pearls. I have 2 different sets of pearls and they both have the letter m inside of a diamond …

Deltah Perles 
I inherited these pearls from my grandmother who received them as a gift from my grandfather on Feb. 16, 1920. A jeweler restrung them for me several years …

Tahitian Black Pearl 
OK. I have a knotted strand necklace I purchase at a garage sale for $5.00. There is a sticker on the bag which says alaskan pearls. The strand is quite …

Silvery Black Pearls 
Hi I was bought some pearls couple of years ago by a friend from a jewellers in London but have no idea what type they are. I have attached a photo for …

are the different colors of pearls painted 
do the dark gray pearls grow that color or are they painted? I have a strand with a 14k gold clasp but it looks like on the edge of one of the pearls …

Natural Pearls 
I think I have natural pearls, the clasp says Japan. The pearls are all different shapes but roughly around 8mm in size. Some have tails and hooks but …

Grandma's pearls  
My Mother gave these to me so I can wear them at my wedding later this fall and I was wanting to find out some information about them. Unfortunately, …

Wondering what they're worth, the are pretty old. I'd say between 1930's and 40's 
I have had them in with my Grandmothers stuff. I just realized they are real. Wondering how much they're worth and where can I get the best price for them? …

Old Pearl Necklace 
what is the value of a pearl necklace 20" - 60 years old. It is either from China or Japan.

value on this antique pearl bracelet with gold beads? 
Where can I sell the pearl bracelet?

Does " Restringing " Pearls Mean Shortening? 
I recently took my 22" cultured pearl necklace for restringing at a jeweller I haven't used before. I've had it 12 years and had it restrung several times. …

korea pearls 
my father in law was in korea during the war and he brought home some pearls from there i want to know what kind they might be and if they might be worth …

Well Dang! Black Pearls 
The local jeweler offered me $300.00 on the spot for my strand of natural black pearls. He said they were authentic. He said I could possibly sell them …

How Much Would this Pearl Necklace Cost? 
I have an eighty-eight year-old pearl necklace with a fourteen karat gold latch. Next to the 14K is a tiny little "M", so I'm assuming that is the mark …

Value of strand of Mikimoto pearls - Airforce Exchange  
I inherited a 24" strand of Mikimoto pearls with gold clasp with pearl on top and M on back. I want to know the value of these. They are in excellent …

I inherited a single strand of Black Pearls 40 years ago and am wondering who in my area is competent to appraise them? 
I have a single strand of vintage black pearls I inherited from my Grandmother. They were old when I got them. They are knotted between each pearl and, …

Pearl Necklace From France 
My Dad brought my Mom a about 20" pearl necklace from France when he returned from WWII in 1944. Like to find out value.

I want to sell my pearl necklace... 
I recieved a a pearl necklace last year for christmas and I have never worn them. I was wanting to resell them. They're in mint condition. Never worn. …

Question from Turkey - Value of ear rings 
hi, we have a pair of more than 100 years old pearl ear rings that belong to my grandmother's grandmother. we would like to know about their estimated …

Value of My 22" Mikimoto Pearl Necklace  
My sister, who was an Army nurse during the Vietnam war, took a short vacation to Hong Kong during her tour of duty, which was from late 1967 through late …

Pearl Earrings in the Shape of Grapes in Silver 
Did MIKIMOTO make any earings in this design? (Photo uploaded on the 16th June 2013)

30" mikimoto necklace w/14k stamped on the clasp in white gold 
I don't see any MIKIMOTO logo on the clasp.This strand of pearls was given to my wife in 1952. I did some work for TOYOTA CAR CO. in JAPAN Bob Picciano. …

Zales Tahitian Pearl 
I recently bought a Tahitian pearl pendant from Zales local store. I need to know why Zales did not gave me the original price tag to me with the pendant? …

Vintage Mikimoto pearls 
Would you buy a vintage mikimoto Pearl necklace? It's from a jewelry store and they will provide an appraisal for it. They guaranteed it's authentic. …

Mikimoto pearls circa 1957 
I have a graduated strand of Mikimoto pearls that my mother brought back from Japan in 1958. She kept the actual bill of sale and they are in the original …

Interested in selling old pearl ring  
I have an old pearl ring. I was wondering if you guys would be interested in purchasing it, its around 45-60 years old. Thanks.

14k white gold with pink pearl necklace - where to sell in nyc? 
Im looking to sell a necklace that was given to me? it's 14k white gold necklace with pink pearls. I can't seem to find anywhere that buys

Identifying Blue Lagoon clasp 
I just purchased a 16" strand of pearls from ebay labeled Authentic Akoya Blue Lagoon. They arrived in a Blue Lagoon box with information card. However …

Black Pearls Blues - some advice wanted  
I have a huge in black pearl strand multi colored absolutely gorgeous, grade A pearls ranging from 7 to 8 millimeters but my strand got ripped and lost …

2 Strand Small Pearls Necklace 
I inherited a double strand pearl necklace from my mother. Recently when I went to clean them two of the pearls fell off. I don't know what kind of pearls …

Black Pearl ruined by Jewelry Cleaner 
Years ago, my boyfriend was cleaning my jewelry and submerged my black pearl ring into jewelry cleaner. The pearl has been ruined ever since. Is there …

Are my pearls worth anything? 
Purchased these pearls from Goodwill for $4.99. They are cool to the touch, knotted between each, gritty when run across teeth, golden in color. Drilled …

mikimoto necklace and bracelet in case 
I am trying to figure out how to judge the value of my mikimoto pearl necklace and bracelet bought in Hong Kong and Lane Crawford's?

Asahi cultured pearl necklace 
I just received this from a great aunt as a gift and was wonderng if this something I should pass down to my children. It has lovely clasp with pearl. …

Tiny Pearls Worth $1400? 
I use to date a guy that traveled to China & Japan. He brought me home a set of pearls. It's in a red & black box with only a rose on the outside of …

3 strand pearl necklace 
I have a 3 strand pearl necklace with strands being 14,16 and 20" could anyone tell me what they are worth in approximate figures? I have had them tested …

Grandmother's grandmother's Pearls 
grandmother's grandmothers old pearls, knots in between, gritty against teeth - biggest pearl perfectly round and in the middle 6mm big approximately …

Saudi pearl it's a good pearl? 
Saudi pearl it's a good pearl ? What is the good pearl?

Mother of Pearl Art 
Hi, I have three asian mother of pearl art pieces that could have been used as screens or window treatments back in the day. I would Like to know their …

Valuable pearl necklace? 
23 years ago when I was born my wealthy great aunt gave my father along with four 22k gold bracelets a pearl necklace to give to me when I turned 21 years. …

Value of Tahitian Black Pearl South Sea Baroque Pearl Strand 
I have a 17" strand of baroque black charcoal gray with green overtones and high luster, minimum blemishes very well matched pearls graduated ranging in …

help me sell my pearl necklace 
Is there anyone who would buy a 80-year old pearl necklace? It has a silver bow clasp.

Light Pink Mikimoto Pearl Necklace Question  
I was given a stand of 1947 Mikimoto pearls from my grandmother. My father purchased them at Mikimoto when Japan. They are a light pink luster, cultured, …

can you help me identify these pearls? 
these pearls are not beaded and are old can you help me identify them.

Asahi Cluster Pearl Ring 
I bought a Asahi pearl cluster ring , 14 k gold at the Imperial Hotel Arcade in Tokyo in 1969. The ring has approx. 29 pearls and is approx. 5/8 …

Antique Pearl Collar 
Hello, I have a pearl collar/choker necklace that has been in my family for ages. I believe it was purchased by family in the last quarter of the nineteenth …

Info on 1964 ROYAL string of pearls 
Hi, I've have been surfing the web for days now on information regarding the above. I inherited two single strands of pearls and stamped on the clasp is …

Peach pearl color coding 
what does a peach color pearl represent?

value of pearl necklace 
I have a pink pearl majorica necklace that came in a drawstring bag with the Velina by Majorica name on it. The necklace is approx 24 in. not including …

14K cultra pearl?  
I bought a necklace today in a used store that said 14K on the box. There's a pendant with a little pearl attached. The chain tag says 14K cultra, and …

Coating Pearls 
I have a set of pearls that I was given as a young girl. Unfortunately I was not aware of the proper way to care for pearls and they have since become …

Old Gold Colored Pearls 
My mother recently passed away and I inherited my grandmother's peals that are gold in color. The pearls are at least 60+ years old. I read that pearls …

ASAHI cultured pearls bought in Singapore 1957 
what value twin string necklace asahi cultured pearls bought in Singapore 1957?

Chevron Mikimoto Pearls  
Hello I have a double strand V chevron mikimoto necklace from the 1980's. The pearls range from 3mm to 7.3mm, the inner strand is 17 inches. Any idea how …

Yoneda Pearls 
Hi approximately 35years ago I received as a gift from my husband a double strand, with silver clasp with a pearl in the centre of the clasp of Yoneda …

who gave her the earring  
who f=gave her the pearl earring?

How to clean Richelieu pearls 
I recently purchased a 3 string richelieu pearls and earings at an antique fair. I would like to know the safest way to clean I am a bit worried that …

how to enjoy these pearls 
I have my great grandmothers pearl necklace. They are graded in size and the smallest ones are about 2 mm in size and the largest 0.5cm - it is 50cm long …

Natural Pearl Identification 
I have a family ring with a pearl mounted on it as seen in the picture. Although i have other ways of identifying this pearl by getting it verified by …

double pearls 
Is there such a thing as double pearls, produced in the same shell and perhaps joined together?

are these real?  
I understand that they may not be high quality which I am ok with but I bid at a silent auction on this set, necklace, bracelet and earrings - the asking …

Replacement cost of 100+ year old pearl necklace 
My home was hit by a tornado and I am trying to get a replacement cost on a pearl necklace that I inheirited from my great grandmother. The pearls were …

1980s baroque pearls 
A friend wants to sell me her pearl necklace for $1300. It was appraised in the 80s for $1500-it has 6 strand of baroque pearls (probably 5 mm) with gold …

Natural seed pearl necklace 
Can you tell me If my natural seed pearl double strand necklace is valuable? They originated in Bahrain in the early 70's and are real pearls however …

Flat Pearls with a Dark Center Spot  
My mom is 73, she remember when her father was in WW2..he gave her a bracelet he made while stationed in the Pacific islands. She says the pearls were …

Natural Pearls 
I'm interested in looking at natural pearls for purchase, can you direct me to a reliable source? Pam Workman

Value of Mikimoto  
Bought 18" graduated pearl mikimoto necklace in Ise Japan in 1969. Looking for approx value.

Cultured Pearls Oxidized 
What does it mean if cultured pearls oxidize? Is it because of the metal they are on,and if I change the way they are strung will it keep them from getting …

The company "Skin Diver" in the early 1900s. 
I have a set of pearls from my great-grandmother which she probably purchased in the early 1900s. The name says "Skin Diver" on the original box. Underneath …

How valuable is this baroque pink pearl? 
Can you give me an appraisal of this pink pearl? Pictures included. Many Thanks Eric

What can you tell me about Black Pearls? 
I love all the different looks and shades of Black Pearls, but know nothing about them. What should I know before spending any money on Black Pearl jewelry? …

Mikimoto Pearls Purchased in Korea Real or Fake?  
I have a strand of pearls that is 16" and I believe 5.5mm. The clasp has the shell with the M in the middle it is sterling silver and I beleive my Father …

Very Old Pearls 
I inherited a double-strand of pearls with a 18 carat gold clasp. They belonged to my great-great grandmother and are well over 100 years old. They are …

Amira Japanese akoya pearl earrings 
I lost one of my earrings and the insurance company say that as it has no bead in it it is a fresh water pearl dyed. My husband bought it from king power …

Noritaki pearls 
I Have a noritaki pearl necklace and bracelet which were bought for me in 1986. I do believe at that time they were expensive. Do they hold their value? …

"Amazing Pearl" 
These pearls continue to grow in safe keep. Anyone knows why?

" Growing Pearl" 
Do Pearls continue to grow after it has been taken out of mollusk and is already in safekeeping? Because I have two pieces rice-like size pearls and I …

Do pearls shed their coating? 
My grandmothers pearls are sheding there coating.. are they real pearls or not?

Mikimoto S hallmark 
Does the S on the clasp of a Mikimoto pearl necklace stand for silver or platinum? I'm getting opposing information from two different sources. Thanks …

Richelieu Pearl Questions 
I recently acquired a double strand of pearls in their original box from Richelieu. There is a light blue ribbon attached that says "Cardinal" and a gold …

Are They Akoya Pearls? 
I purchased a pair of 10 millimeter white akoya pearl stud earrings. Very, very, very low price. After doing some research, I fear they may not be true …

Identify Makers Mark with "OW" and a Globe Symbol  
They appear to be antique pearls with a "925" stamp on one side of clasp & "OW" & a globe in boxes, so 3 boxes containing each letter & one symbol. Similar …

Natural Pearl Inquiring 
i have a pearl necklace single strand 53 natural pearls with platinum clasp. made in 1929 by ciro ..had them looked at and told they are real natural pearls …

Pearls over 100 years - What type of Pearls do I have? 
I have pearls over 100 years old. The appraisal from 1996 says they are: 23" strand with a yellow tint, grade AA, 8MM, cultured pearls worth about $2000.00. …

Ireland Pearls - Looking To sell 
I have two necklaces and would like to know their value. One is several strands of what I think is natural pearls and the other is a single pearl with …

CANDLING PEARLS 
I READ ON CANDLING PEARLS - FRESH WATER PEARLS APPEAR WHITE AND NATURAL PEARLS MORE YELLOW. IS IT TRUE.

Price for Single Natural Pearl 
how much for one single pure solitary pearl?

Furuya Pearl Bracelet 
I have a beautiful silver bracelet with 10 pearls and intricate carved leaf design around each pearl. I received this as a gift in 1970 while my brother …

Single Strand of Deltah Certified Pearls 
I have a single strand of beautiful tiny pearls, Deltah cultured with oiginal certificate and still in the original box. They have been in the family at …

lab test for ancient pearls 
my english is not so good but i hope you can understand me a little. What lab in the world have best specialist expert of ancient pearls. Best regards …

Pearl and Diamond Ring Worth 
I purchased the following 14kt White Gold Pearl (I'm guessing it is a 6.5 to 7mm size White Pearl) and 1/3 ct Diamond ring. I purchased it from a high …

Where to sell my mother's pearls? 
My mother left me 4 strands of pearls, and a pearl necklace. Since I don't wear pearls and I've got no one to leave them to, I'd like to sell them. I've …

Japanese Cultured Pearl Necklace from 1945 
I have 2 pearl necklaces that my father-in-law sent back from Japan. He was stationed there from Nov 1945 to Sept 1946. From what I have found on the …

Can you clean old "yellow" looking pearls? 
This is an old genuine pearl necklace that has been stored away for years .... Is there any way to reduce the yellowing without damaging the pearl?

Strand of pretty pearls 
I would like to know the history of the manufacturer if you could tell me?

I inherited a pearl necklace 
I inherited a 24 inch pearl necklace from my Grandmother. She got it in the 1950's. How do I determine what kind of pearls they are and how much they …

Sea Garden Old Pearls  
Not sure if these are real. My mother got them in the 1930's and said they were cultured. A certificate in the box says they are the renowned "Sea Garden" …

Resting on Gold? 
I'm wondering if its possible to have my grandmother's pearls restrung on a gold chain and to add a charm in the center.

what size pearl for 5'7" 16 year old? 
what size pearl do i get for granddaughter's 16th birthday. prefer mikimoto. she is tall, 5 feet 7 inches

mother of pearl necklace with large pendant 
My uncle was a missionary in China for thirty some years. When he returned to the USA in the 1950's he brought several items with him one of which is …

14k lwl is on the Fresh Water Pearl Clasp 
what does the 14klwl mean on the freshwater pearls i bought off the shopping network ?

Natural pearls or not?  
How can you tell if pearls are real? I received my grandmother's pearls and it has pm 70 on the clasp? Thoughts?

authenticity of pearls  
Hi, I am looking at bidding on 3 different pieces on ebay all from the same person, voctoriaowens. She claims all 3 pieces are from an estate sale in …

fresh water pearl necklace, 99 pearls 
what would the price be for a fresh water pearl necklace with 99 pearls that was bought for 300 pounds stirling 22 years ago. could you give me a rough …

not sure what PEARLS we have? 
my mother has aquired what we thought was a faux pearl double strand bracelet, but when i looked at it it seemed more of a doll necklace to me. It is …

convert necklace into earrings 
My wife has a nice string of pearls, but doesn't wear them much. she wants to have some dangling pearl earings. Is it easy to pull a couple from the …

value of cultured pearl necklace 
what is the value of an 18 inch strand graduated from 2mm to 6mm, individually knotted, 96 cultured white pearls purchased in japan in 1962 when cultured …

souffle pearls 
I know that souffle pearls are formed around bits of mud that dry and form a beautiful color nacre. Are other methods ever used to nucleate these pearls. …

What does a natural pearl really symbolize?  
I was told a pearl does not symbolize beauty, purity, etc. It symbolizes sadness, depression, death, etc. Can you please set this straight for me. I'm …

Selling 14 KT Double Cultured Pearls 
Can you give me any advice where I could sell my cultured pearls and how much I might get for them, they were valued for insurance purposes at £450.00. …

can pearls be matched to a necklace from 1979-80? 
I got a beautiful pearl necklace and earrings from my parents when I was about to turn 18. I have lost one of the earrings, and I could kill myself for …

replace vintage pearls 
My daughter lost the pearls her grandmother gave her for graduation. It had a 14k gold stamp on the clasp which was broken and replaced before giving. …

how do i know what kind of pearl ring i have? 
i have a double pearl ring that i believe belonged to my grandmother. it appears to be set in white gold. i think it's white gold because i don't see …

Value 
We lost a Mikimoto 6 strand seed pearl necklace (about 40 years old) in a burglary and are looking for a replacement value for insurance purposes. …

how to clean discolored mabe pearl earrings  
can they be fixed. my earrings are darker than my pendant. they almost look like they are gray instead of white, like the pendant. Any ideas?

Boxed Hat Pins-Majorica  
I have 5 small gold cardboard boxes containing a hat-pin with a single pearl on the end. Each one is numbered. An example number is 7562496. I have searched …

Creating Another Pearl Look  
I have a long string of pearls that I'd like to wear doubled, and connected at the front with some kind of clip-on pendant, but don't know how to go about …

fresh water pearl - is it good or okay if you buy your own pearl rather than a gift? 
Is it good to buy your own Pearl ?coz they said it's not good to buy your own pearl... it's better someone give it to you...

Found Pearl in Oyster at a Restaurant 
I was going to open an oyster at a seafood restaurant and then when I started getting ready to eat it, I found a pearl inside of it. Was wondering how …

Which Pearls companies? 
Hi I would like to buy some pearls for my best friends for december. I already searched on different campanies websites and I don't know what is the best …

selling pearls 
Hi I have a pearl set with a necklace, bracelet, earrings, and ring in 10k white gold. I'm thinking about selling them but I want to get the right price …

Mystery Pearl Ring 
Given this ring by an elderly lady about 8 years ago, the lady was in her 80s It's worn often and there is no discoloration. There are 2 marks on …

Where are Majorica pearls made? 
Where in Mallorca are the pearls made?

Natural pearl? 
I think I have a "gold glow" natural pearl ring, but I really have no idea, it looks like it has a "soul". (Corny, but the best way I can describe it) …

WHERE TO SELL PEARL NECKLACE IN NEW YORK CITY? 
I would like to sell a strand of cultured pearls with a gold clasp of pearls and sapphires that I inherited. I live in New York City. Can you recommend …

Are Pearls Valuable?  
My mom recently bought me a string of pearls. There are 260 on the necklace, and they look well matched and are an ivory colour. I was wondering if you …

asaki cultured pearls 
they are from toko japan from 1956 how much are they worth?

What is meant by 'Strand' when buying a strand of pearls? 
What is meant by 'Strand' when buying a strand of pearls? Every site teaches you about pearls but I cant seem to find out what is meant by strand. I …

Changing the Clasp on a String of Pearls 
Does a string of pearls have to be restrung to replace the clasp?

5/6 string gold pearl clasps 
Hi! I have been searching everywhere for beautiful 5/6 string pearl clasps in white gold ,do you know where I could buy them? Thanks

What PEARLS do I have? 
Hi Folks. Please let me first preface I am not sure of what I have here, I have hit the net and read and looked and listened as well as brought to some …

Mikimoto Pearls  
Gorgeous string of Mikimoto 8mm pearls, 18kt unusual vintage safety clasp with matching earrings, circa would be 1920's to maybe 40's.MM on clasp, Approx …

Real Pearl Value 
i have a 60 year old pearl necklace. it has about 100 pearls on it around 6 mm. It's in great condition. assuming the pearls are real what is the value? …

Mikimoto Pearl Necklace - Cost to Replace Clasps  
Hi I inherited a 30 inch mikimoto pearl necklace I would rather have a bracelet and necklace. What would this cost? Probably more than it's worth. …

are they real pearls? 
i have a string of pearls that have an H on top and below it it has 14k are they worth anything. The pearls are about 24 inches long..

Public Trustee Valuation | Price On Application 
I have received from my Aunt's estate a set of Pearl Earings and matching necklace. They all have turned cream. Unless this is the genuine colour. The …

The Black Oloha Pearl 
I have purchased oysters unopened from a kiosk in the local mall. Inside one of the oysters were 2 black pearls. The lady at the kiosk said they were aloha …

1960s Tiffanies 18" graduated pearl with white gold clasp value 
Just out of curiosity, I have an 18 inch strand of lovely graduated pearls with a white gold clasp. It was bought in the early to mid 60s from Tiffanys …

How can I tell it's name brand on a strand of pearls? 
How can I tell the name brand of a strand of pearls? I have attached the strand of pearls for your comments. Thank you in advance for any Pearls of Wisdom! …

Akoya Pearl Necklace: 8.0-8.5mm price in 1995 
i looked until i found the right size and type but it is hard to tell length from a pic so after looking a lot i found what looked to be a match in length …

I have a pair of mikimoto cultured pearl stud yellow gold earrings about 18 years old what is the value? 
I have a pair of mikimoto cultured pearl stud yellow gold earrings about 18 years old what is the approx value?

Hallmark Identification 
Could you please give me the maker's name from the photos?

Guernsey Pearl Necklace 
I have a gorgeous Guernsey Pearl Necklace brought for me in 2000. It has a gold colour clasp and is medium length. It's made mostly your average looking …

pearl without a name 
I have a pearl necklace that was bought for me. I have the paperwork but it does not say the maker. there are 20 in 8 X 4mm and he paid 2,195. the clasp …

oval pearls 
How much money can I get for 55 oval shaped pearls?

just bought a strand of authentic pearls, for$1.00, at a yard sale... 
Here is a picture of the strand of pearls I bought at a yard sale.. I was told they were authentic natural pearls. Will you please confirm this... …

Over 200 Wild Pearls 
i love to eat shell fish and i keep finding pearls in them. i live in nova scotia and i have been collecting them and i have over 200 pearls. i want to …

Selling My Natural Pearls  
Hello: I have a lovely pre-war 1940s strand of graduated pearls - or so they say. I am about to do an official certification. It was quoted, that …

Vintage Pearl Necklace Question 
Hello ~ I recently acquired a vintage pearl necklace at an auction and I am not sure how to price. The necklace clasp was Gold tested at 18k, pearls are …

vintage natural pearls 
There is 167 pearls here on a 42" necklace. I was told by family these are natural pearls from Japan (1960's). The clasp (silver) only has the word "silver" …

Sarah 7mm peach pearl good condition 
I recently opened an oyster to find a peach coloured pearl inside. i have been told it is worth roughly £38 but i want a second opinion....any clues? …

Pearls from Fiji  
i bought pearls while in fiji and i wondered where i should get them set into earrings?

Value of Asahi Pearls from Tokyo 
Aloha, My father gave me my grandmother's Pearl Neckalce 10 years ago. They are Asahi Pearls from Tokyo> I have never worn them and I would like to …

Asahi Pearl Necklace Value 
Aloha, My father gave me my grandmothers Pearl Necklace 10 years ago. They are Asahi Pearls from Tokyo. I have never worn them and I would like to sell …

5 chain Real pearl necklace 
how much is my 5 chain real pearl necklace worth?

rate of 3 to 7 centuries old natural pearl necklace 
I own ancestral 39 piece natural pearl necklace weighing 256 carat wt. The pearls are centuries old. I want to know the price in the international market …

MikiMoto Cultured Pearls 
My pearls were restrung and they replaced the Mikimoto clasp - they included it when they returned it but I have lost it. I still have the certificate …

Top Quality Pearls For Saudi Arabia 
Hello I would like to purchase a top quality Pearl necklace for my wife, can you please advise me where to look for or whom to contact. Regards …

Marvella Pearls - Value 
I have 2 strands of Cultured Pearls, one is 22 inch long and one 20 inches . They are around 90 years old. Could you tell me the value of them? They have …

reattaching my pearl 
A pearl fell off an earring. Should I reattach it with Crazy Glue?

Value of the "I am loved" pearl bracelet from Helzberg Diamonds  
It is a beautiful pearl bracelet with a silver heart shaped pendant with I am loved inscribed on it. I would like to sell it, but am unsure of how much …

graduated pearls purchased in Japan 
I have a pearl necklace bought in Japan in the late 1940s. The pearls are graduated. What is its value?

Antique Natural Pearls 
Dear sir/madam I have some over 100 year approx old natural pearls . i want to get a certificate that they are natural pearls . please help me …

1950 Costume Jewelry (I think) 
Is there any way to clean this? The pearls have really discolored, but the piece is very meaningful to me.

Genuine oriental add a pearl necklace  
I have an add a pearl necklace with approx. 50 genuine oriental pearls on it. It has been added to over the course of about 40 years. I have several …

Value of Vietnam Pearls 
I have a three pearl necklace set in Sterling silver purchased in Vietnam in 1969 and would like to know their value. Thank You for Your assistance. …

Japanese Cultured Pearl Necklace 
I was given a Japanese cultured pearl necklace that is at least 20 yrs old but I believe older. I was also told that it cost a ton of money. I want to …

How do I get a certificate or appraisal for vintage Mikimoto pearls that I inherited? 
Hi, I inherited a 17 inch strand of approx. 6mm Mikimoto pearls from my deceased aunt. At the time of inheritance they were appraised at $1500.00. …

white pearls turning blue 
The small white pearls surrounding my stone in my ring are turning blue! Why would this happen. They were a lovely creamy white and it is an expensive …

Mikimoto Pearl Vintage Earrings 
They are 20yr old vintage mikimoto earings bought in japan. 18 carat yellow gold, they drop 2 inches with a turn post they are around 7 carats total. …

Long String 
I've just been given a vintage string of lovely pearls. They are in excellent condition....about 6-7mm...very symmetrical in size. Have you ever seen …

SELLING NATURAL PEARL STRAND  
I ACQUIRED A STRAND OF ANIQUE NATURALPEARLS FROM MY MOTHER WHICH WAS PART OF HER ESTATE. PRIOR TO HER DEATH SHE TOLD ME SHE PURCHASED THEM FROM A WOMAN …

Looking To Sell String Of Pearls  
I have a string of pearls from my Godmother......49-- 7.5mm x 8mm cultured pearls. the strand has a 14K yellow gold flower shaped clasp with a 7mm cultured …

Mikimoto bracelets 
Has/does Mikimotos make four-stranded bracelets?

Repainting faux pearls 
Hi, my name is Christina. Recently I inherited a beautiful faux pearl bracelet from my grandmother, whom inherited it from my great great aunt. The finish, …

pink hawaiian pearls 
could you provide any information about pink hawaiian pearls?

when did they start culturing pearls? 
I have a string of pearls that were my grandmother's. They are very old and beautiful. THey have to be about 75 years old. can they be natural pearls?

Wearing clasp of pearl necklace to one side 
My pearls are 3 srand graduated can I wear clasp to side and let the pearls hang out of any order ?

Value of Pearls of Majorca by Hobe | Pearl Necklaces 
The certificate is red with a black border.The box is brown velvet with gold satin on the inside. The gold inscription on the inside says "PEARLS FROM …

Grey Pearls. Who made it! 
I have a strand of pearls.. gray in color. with a beautiful 750 gold (marked) with makers mark barrel clasp. Wondering what kind of pearls.. and who …

Re-Glazing Pearls 
I have some pearls that belonged to my mother and grandmother. Cleaning them in warm water some of the surface/glaze has come off and the same has on …

value of the wild pearl necklace 
I have a wild pearl necklace. It is from my great grandma and she lived in Germany in the 1800s. I just wanted to know what to do with it?

i have old pearls, how do i check them? one pearl has what appears to be green marker on it? 
I have a strand of old pearls with diamonds on the clasp but one of the pearls has what looks like green marker on it. What can I do to get the green …

Antique Majorica Pearl in Original Maroon Leather Box  
I have a strand of Marjorica pearls that are 59 years old. In the original maroon leather and gold box with the guarantee tag still on. My dad bought …

mother's south sea pearls 
my mother's brother went to chinz right after world war II and brought back south sea pearls, we don't want to sell them but wonder if they have increased …

Can anyone identify these pearls, please? 
I doubt these pearls are real but they are baffling as I can't find any information about them. Since they are wrinkled I think they might be freshwater …

Can Anyone Identify These Pearls? I Cut One Open! 
I doubt these pearls are real but they are baffling as I can't find any information about them. Since they are wrinkled I think they might be freshwater …

pearl as birthstone 
If pearls are your birthstone...Should it be better if it is given or bought for yourself?

tiffany antique cultured pearl necklace 
I have a tiffany pearl necklace that was handed down to me. it is absolutely gorgeous! It has an 18k gold clasp & the pearls (i believe are cultured). …

19" strand of tiffany pearls in original velvet casing with diamond signature clasp 
Hi, I have a 19" strand of tiffany pearls in original velvet casing with diamond signature clasp. The last time I saw something comparable it was with …

I want to know what is my pearl value. 
My boyfriend found this pearl on the beachside when he was really young.He gave it to me for my 21st birthday.It's really beautiful as It is heart shaped.I …

What Kind of Pearl is This Necklace? 
Might you be able to tell me if this pearl necklace is freshwater or other type of pearl? Thank you for any ideas.

Blue Lagoon Clasp Marking 
I have a stand of 6-6.5mm Blue Lagoon pearls with a clasp marked 585 BL F. What does the "F" indicate? Are BL clasps on freshwater pearls any different …

History of Cultured Pearls 
What is the difference between mikimoto pearls and Akoya Pearls? Can you tell me more about AKOYA PEARLS. Thank You for any guidance.

Relationship of Mikimoto Pearls & Akoya Pearls  
What is the difference between Mikimoto Pearls and Akoya Pearls.

Whar are these stones? 
These are recently found stones and we are not sure what they are and are they readily on the market?

Old Native Indian Lady & The Old Oddly Shaped Pearls She Gave Me... 
Not sure where to begin. When I turned 9 years old, I remember coming home from school very excited for my birthday (not sure why, considering my home …

Not 100% sure... 
I purchased a 16" strand of cultured pearls today for $70.00. I have worked in jewelry stores for several years and my favorite store carried Mikimoto …

Where To Sell Vintage Natural Pearls 
I have a graduating strand of natural pearls with handmade diamond clasp (I have GIA report and appraisal) purchased about 100 years ago at Andrew Winston's …

Super Small Natural Pearls  
I have inherited the tiniest natural pearls you can imagine. They were once a multi-strand necklace but the string has broken, probably rotten. Do you …

are these found pearls real? 
We found a string of pearls in a parking lot. On the clasp it reads "14K" inside a circle it reads DL and then China. Thank you.

Antique Pearl Earrings with "c" clasp, or screw backs 
My great aunt gave me these earrings about 10 years ago, she was 92 when she passed away in 2001. She showed me a note in the box written by her mother's …

Difference between a Red Mikomoto box and a Blue one? 
Hi, I purchased a pair of Mikimoto pearl stud earrings through eBay. They didn't come with a receipt or grading certificate, but they did have a small …

faux or genuine mikimoto pearls 
I just acquired a string of pearls with NO clasp in a cloth box saying "Mikimoto pearls". Attached to both ends of the string is a seal with embossed …

pearl ring 
I have an old pearl ring, as far as i can tell it has 14 written inside the band. the pearl is set in some kind of metal that looks like white gold, has …

i have a three strand pearl necklace. the pearls are golden in color...  
they are golden in color. the shapes and sizes vary. there are over 200 pearls. Can you tell me what kind of pearl are they are and what are they worth. …

antique pearl drop necklace 
I have a necklace handed down to me from my grandmother, guessing it was made circa 1900 (possibly older). It has 5 natural pearls (tear drop shape) …

will pearls scratch? 
Ive heard that you can scartch a pearl with your teeth to see if it's real?

Natural or Cultured Pearls? 
I received a gift of pearl necklace in 1960. It is mikimoto and purchased at Constant J. Auger in San Francisco. Would it be natural or cultured? …

Old Pearl Necklace 
I found a pearl (pearls almost look pink) necklace with an old diamond set clasp - it is set with 3 small diamonds and wanted to know if it has any …

pearl from ocean _ what is the value? 
I have a 14 k gold ring. I have a pearl on top of the ring. The pearl came from the ocean. I would like to find out about how much it could be worth. …

shorten the natural pearl necklace 
I would like to know if i can have a long pearl necklace cut shorter and a barcelet make out of the rest of the pearls

Single Strand Pearls  
what is the value of single strand pearls that are the same size and same color?

how to reluster a pearl that has been cleaned with abrasives 
i have a ring and the mother-of-pearl top is dull due to jewelry cleaner. Is there any way to bring back the luster of the pearl?

What is an antique cultured pearl necklace worth? 
How much is an antique 1888 cultured pearl necklace in orig. box by A. P. Rogers Jewellers & Opticians Arcade Guernsey worth?

how much is my oval white/beige pearl necklace worth 
my step grandma bought me a beige/ white oval shaped pearl necklace. She got it overseas while on vacation. I read alot about pearls and i know that this …

30 + year old pearls | Can you help me 
My mother passed away 30+ years ago. I was given a pearl necklace. It's in a the original Monte Carlo box. It has about 90 pearls tapering from small ones …

Hallmark on Pearl Clasp? 
Hi, this strand of pearls was purchased in the mid 90s. I am trying to find out who the mfg was. Can you help? Ive included links to the front and back …

mikimoto? silver clasp from Japan, military exchange, 1969?  
I inherited a pearl double-strand necklace (18', 19") in a green velvet box -- inside the top of the box on silk lining is the word MIKIMOTO and underneath …

Cleaning Pearls 
What is the best way to clean cultured pearls?

I have a stamped Carlos Garcia Madrid Pearl necklace 
Hi, My Great Grandfather bought my Great Grandmother a 3 strand pearl necklace when he was away in WW 2. It is stamped Carlos Garcia Madrid. We had …

Saltwater Pearl Necklace What's it Worth? 
I have a Golay single strand pearl necklace, what is it worth? I think they are saltwater pearls.

purple quahog 
hi, it's about 10mm, shaped like a lg pea with a very slightly flattened bottom and fades to a star like white center. never drilled, set in solid 14k …

Ruined my pearl in silver polish solution 
Hi there - I think I have ruined my silver pearl ring by not realizing that I should not use silver polish (dipping solution). Is there anything I can …

Ruined my pearl in silver polish solution 
Hi there - I think I have runied my pearl by not realizing that I should not use silver polish (dipping solution). Is there anything I can do to fix it?? …

what does it mean if the string of pearls is 800cts? 
Hi, I have a string of about 70 pearls ranging from 14 to 16mm And someone told me the carat weight is 800cts What does that mean? Is that a universal …

Queen of Gems  
i have the rarest of sizes in south sea pearls. 14mm 16mm 17mm 18mm & the only 20mm gem quality available worldwide. how can i find appropriate buyers, …

largest of queen of pearl 
i have the rarest of sizes in south sea pearls. 14mm 16mm 17mm 18mm & the only 20mm gem quality available worldwide. how can i find appropriate buyers, …

Vintage Pink Pearls from Japan 
Uncle brought these pearls to my mother from Japan right after WWII. They are a very light pink in color. Any idea what these might be; i.e., Mikimoto …

20mm QUEEN OF PEARL 
ALSO 14MM 15MM 17MM 18MM. VERY RARE SIZES

8mm blue pearl 
How much is my blue 8mm pearl worth?

i have a traditional pearl and gold necklace  
i have a traditional pearl and gold necklace that is around 80 years old, can u tell me its value?

"tradition" pearl necklace 
My mom picked up this pearl necklace and is trying to find out more about it (age, type of pearls, possible value, etc). I hope you can help. It is a single …

Who made these pearls and what type of pearl are they called? 
These pearls were purchased in Japan in the 40's. This is the only information I have. Was told they were Mikimoto pearls, but the marking on the clasp …

Are Blue Lagoon Pearls That Much Different From Mikimoto A1 Pearls? 
I've seen a 7.5-9 18" Blue Lagoon set for $1225 or a 7-7.5 Mikimoto 18 necklace for $3660...is it worth that big of a difference?

Is Pearl Necklace with Diamond Clasp Worth Selling? 
I have inherited a pearl necklace with what I think is a gold and diamond clasp, bow tie shaped. I cannot find any stamps or engraving. It came from my …

Exquisite brand pearls 
I have a strand of pearls that belonged to my grandmother. They are still in original box with small information pamplet. The brand is Exquisite. Wondering …

Pearls with mysterious mark JOM  
I recently was given a pearl necklace by my deceased grandmother. I have been trying to find out more about it just out of curiosity. It has a 14 karat …

Black Tahitian Pearls 
I have black tahitian pearl necklace. one of the pearls has a chip and it is white inside. Are these real pearls? are they supposed to be black throughout …

Most affordable determination of Natural Pearls?  
We purchased an antique pearl necklace and earrings set. What is the most affordable way of having them x-rayed? All jewelry stores want to charge an appraisal …

Mikimoto Pearls 
I bought Mikimoto pearl necklace and earrings for my Mom in 1969, while I was in Vietnam. They have code numbers of 456848471 (24-in. necklace) and …

a guesstimate on my necklace 
I have a gray baroque pearl necklace from the early 1900's and I was wondering what they might be worth

Mikimoto 7 Strand Bracelet 
I have a vintage 18k gold Mikimoto seven strand 8 1/2" bracelet with 6mm pearls. It has an unusual clasp that slide sideways to lock in place. It has the …

Clasps For Strand of Freshwater Pearls 
Have an 18 inch strand to give to my daughter-freshwater-for her upcoming bday. I stalked this piece until it was low enough for me to afford it. However, …

junk car pearl ring 
i found a pearl ring in a juck car and i know it's real and on the inside of the band it says H of K 10K and it's in a silver band i have fake pearls …

Approx. value of mikimoto pearls from japan  
52 years ago my husband and I lived in Japan (military), and purchased a single strand of mikimoto pearls. They are a graduated strand and 30 years ago …

Identification of Natural and Cultured Pearls  
when i cut a natural and cultured pearl in half what should i see?

Plat pearl diamond ring 1 cm with marking 
I have a plat pearl ring with two diamonds on each side of the pearl which measures 1 cm and had rose undertones and feels very silky, there is a mark …

Early Mikimoto Jewelry Mark 
I have a pearl ring that appears to be very old with a Japanese signature on it. The top part looks like the Mikimoto "M". There doesn't seem to be a …

How old are my grans pearls? 
here is a pic of my grans pearls. i would like to know if they are real? and how old they are? my gran was 84 when she past away 3 years ago.

How much is my Pearl Necklace Worth? 
I have a pearl necklace that was given to my by my mom. She said it is real and when i scrape it with my teeth it doesn't chip. I have sent pictures, …

Pearls of Best Value ? 
Hello I am going to buy some pearls for my wife. What would you suggest would be the best value for the money. In brand name or type of pearls ? Where …

Pearls handed down from aunt... Mikimoto? 
My aunt has given me a pearl necklace with a mikimoto booklet stating that the pearls are genuine. The number in the book is HA10 and there are 93 pearls …

we inherited a double set of pearl 
It has a 14k white gold clasp. 30 years ago they were worth $2500. About how much are they worth now?

G Silver Help 
my great grandma is 96 and has some pearls which are all the same size. They have g silver written on a small gold tag which is near the clasp. can you …

Pearl Ring  
I was given a Japanese pearl ring which is about 60 years or older I don't know if its Natural Pearls or Cultured pearls in the ring. I was told it was …

Worth of 14k gold & 4mm pearl cultured earrings. 
Hi Pearl Guru, I'm about to sell a pair of 14 karat gold earrings with 4mm cultured pearls on ebay, and I'm wondering how much they're worth. Thanks …

Do I have a mikimoto pearl bracelet? 
I have had this bracelet for 15 or more years. The clasp is 14k gold and looks like a bow-tie on the back in very small print are the numbers 585 and …

Identify maker of pearl necklace? 
The short pearl neclace has a silver color clasp. Makers mark on back looks like either an "F" or "J" in script over a triangular object. These are …

value on a piece bought in 1954 
I have an 18" graduated pearl necklace that my grandfather bought for my mother in 1954. It is a mikimoto strand, what is it worth?

Where Can I Find a Strand of 'Pillow Pearls" ? 
Please can you give me information on "pillow pearls" I would like to have a strand. I saw one at my jewelers, but it was over $800. and I thought I could …

Gritty Pearls 
I have a 22 inch strand of pearls. I inherited them from my grandmother, who received them from my grandfather, who, I believe, purchased them in Japan. …

Value Of My 180 Pearl Necklace 
i have a 2 strand graduated pearl necklace with a diamond and pearl clasp with the name Deltar on the back of the clasp. There are 180 pearls on my necklace …

PEARL BRACELET 
While going through My Grandmothers old jewelery, I came across a Pearl Bracelet made by Majorica. The bracelet is about 7" long not including clasp. There …

My Father Bought My Mother a 3 String Pearl Necklace  
Yes I am in care of a 3 string pearl necklace my father may have bought in the 60's or 50's, it was the first jewelry my father ever bought my mom, the …

Mikimoto Clasps 
How long has the current "signature" Mikimoto clasp been in use? I refer to the 18k yellow gold clasp that is a swirled figure 8 in design with a small …

How Much is a Peach Natural Pearl That is 1 cm in Diameter Worth? 
How much is a peach pearl that is 1 cm in diameter worth? It is a real natural pearl; i got it out of the mollusk myself.

Is there a difference between a strand of Mikimoto pearls bought in 1995 and one bought 60 years ago? 
A relative sold my strand of pearls without permission. I went to the jewelry store that he sold them to and found them. The store clerk/owner said no; …

Mikimoto Pearl Earrings 
Can you give an estimated value to these clasp style earrings with Cultured Mikimoto pearls, 2 pearls per earring, silver (?) mounts. 40+ years old. …

When did Mikimoto add the m in a circle charm to their Pearl Necklaces? 
When did Mikimoto add the gold m in a circle charm to their pearl necklaces?

Mikimoto 16" Necklace 
My grandmother visited Lane Crawford in Hong Kong back in the early 70s and bought me a 16", individually knotted strand of Mikimoto pearls in a "Mikimoto …

Value of a 5 Pearl Broach 
I was wondering what the value of a broach bought 45 years ago in Lae from Burns Philp (N.G.) Ltd. It is a 5 pearl set in a silver long leaf broach. …

Mikimoto Clasp 
Hello - My friend's Mikimoto pearl necklace was purchased in the 1990's and was recently stolen and sold to a local jewelry store. We found the pearl …

Gold Pearl From Hawaii 
I have a gold pearl that my cousin got for me in Hawaii by cracking open an oyster. It's also registered there. How much would it be worth? Just a guesstimate. …

Antique pearl necklace with the burgundy, gold and green enamel box 
I have a set of Mikimoto pearl necklaces and in the original enamel box bought in Japan by my father in 1952. Could you please give me a rough estimate …

Mexico Cultured Pearls 
I have a 4 strand necklace of cultured pearls that were bought in Mexico from 40 to 50 years ago. The clasp is not special, a hook and a strand of small …

How do I Get Pearls xray & Certified: They are Natural Pearls from the Late 1700's 
Hi there, I have a strand of very even natural pearls with amazing luster from the late 1700's or early 1800's. They belonged to my Great Great Grandmother, …

Need To Know The Hallmark | M Looks Like A Bridge 
I have a beautiful strand of Natural Pearls with a diamond heart clasp. It is marked 14k with an M stamp that looks like a bridge. It is not the M mikimoto …

Black Pearl Necklace from 1920's 
My great Grandmother gave me a black pearl surrounded by 8 tiny diamonds which is worn on a silver chain as a necklace. It means a lot to me, but I've …

Is it Rare??? 
I have recently been told by a Pearl person that I have a rare collection. I have a triple strand from 1958. Each strand was bought separate. It …

1960's Pearls What Are They Worth?  
I inherited 3 years ago a 14 inch (when doubled) strand of pearls. There are a total of 87 pearls on the strand. My mother in law told me she purchased …

real antique pearl earrings 
any idea of the value of real victorian single pearl earrings about the size of a decent pea, set on gold posts with chrysanthemum style top against the …

Are My ORIENTA Pearls Valuable? 
Box they came in says Orienta. double strand cream color with diamond clasp

What's My Mikimoto Necklace Worth? 
Hello, How do I find the worth of the Mikimoto necklace I own. I'd also like to find a way to sell it if it's even worth anything. I received …

mikimoto treasure found 
I have discovered after cleaning my grandmother's house a box with what I believe to be a triple strand of mikimoto pearls. They have a certificate with …

Vogue Pearls 
I was just given some pearls from my Grandfather that were my grandmothers who just passed away. She wore them up to 70 years ago but I am not sure if …

Japanese pearls, value, please 
20" cultured graduated pearl necklace, restrung twice in original box, Asahi Pearl Co bought 1955 in Japan. Also pearl studs in Hojo box also bought at …

Single Mikimoto Pearl 
found a single mikimoto pearl. what is it worth? it is the size of my pinkie finger nail. my mom had on a ring, the pearl fell out and she has since …

RJSA Hallmark 
I purchased a pearl necklace from ebay. The clasp resembles a Mikimoto clasp with a small pearl on it. The underside is stamped 18K, and over it appears …

William Spector pearls info 
I have been given a pair of William Spector pearls . They are in their original box. I have been unable to find out information on William Spector, Manufacturer …

Pearls Carat 
How to measure the carat for the pearls?

restringing of my mikimotos 
I have a strand of 40+ year old, hand strung mikimoto pearls, perfectly matched. I took them to the local mikimoto dealer to be restrung, since they never …

Info and Value of My Mikimoto Pearls 
i have a small strand of mikimoto graduated cultured pearls 14k L silver clasp in original yellow floral box Can any one help me date or value …

I need a Chanel pearl necklace reglazed 
I bought a 1981 Chanel pearl necklace with the hopes of getting it repaired, but most of them have some peeling issues. Is there anyone other than Chanel …

Cultured Pearl,Types, Future Market? 
Hello Pearl Guru, I am interested in Pearl Cultivation, but am a layman into this market. I would like to know some details of the same:- 1. What …

Value of 101 Pearls 
I have a cultured pearl necklace. It was purchased right after the korean war. The box it came in says, William Specter fine cultured pearls. Its strand …

18 inch real pearl necklace, purchased by mother in Japan 1963 
Mother left me her pearl necklace. Due to my health, I'm 59 yrs. must sell but not sure what to ask for it? Also, have a jade turtle pin, 1 jade earring …

1922 cultured pearl necklace with a bone clasp 
I received a string of pearls from my grandmother with a note that the pearls were cultured and brought from Japan in 1922 by my great-great Aunt. I recall …

Name of pearl company, etc. 
Hello: My husband gave me a beautiful cultured pearl necklace which I wore for our wedding. It came in a heart shaped box and I think the name Cordora …

Trying to figure out if these pearls are cultured or glass.  
The seller says the clasp is unmarked, but it is possible that she cannot see the marking? Thank you so much! Elizabeth http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.261898 …

Value of 115 Pearl Strand  
I would like to know the Value of a 115 pearl strand, 28 l/2" length, 6 MM Lane Crawford reference # 42/HB35

MIKIMOTO LANE CRAWFORD EARRINGS  
I HAVE A PAIR OF EARRINGS PURCHASED IN HONG KONG AROUND 1962. THEY HAVE 2 PEARLS AND A SCREW BACK. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH THEY ARE WORTH.

how do i clean a pearl necklace thats 80 years old 
how do i clean an 80 year old pearl necklace? Thanks for any help.

I would like to find the value of this faux pearl jewelry set 
my grandmother passed several years ago but just recently my father had given me this faux set of pearl necklace and clip on earrings she had received …

Makers mark "STAR" 
Hello. I have old screw back pearl earrings and the only thing they say on them is STAR. Any idea who made them

Selling a strand of real pearls 
I own a 16-inch strand of authenticated and x-ray verified natural pearls, bought from Tiffany in NYC around 1900. They are graduated with perfect symmetry …

How can i obtain the age of the Pearls ? 
Greetings, I really love your site, I am learning much (Thank You) I have these Pearl earings that were my Great-Grandmothers. I learned from you …

I HAVE A PEARL NECKLACE. 
I have a pearl necklace and I've been trying to see if it's worth anything. I got it from my mother who got it from her mother. It has 70 pearls and …

Black Pearls from Japan 1960's 
My mother bought black pearls in the market when my father was stationed in Japan. They were never strung but have the wholes to be strung. Do you have …

mikimoto value 
could you please inform me of the value of a mikimoto 95 pearl single strand necklet from 1963, comes with guarantee booklet.

price please of 8 mm pearls 
I have a single pink 8mm pearl necklace on a 14 carat gold chain, how much would this be worth? Thank you.

Value of Tiffany Pearls  
Hi there, I have a strand of graduated pearls with a Tiffany clasp with small diamonds that is circa 1940. Any idea the worth?

How to identify the age and value of Majorica pearls. 
I inherited a strand of pearls in the original box and with an identification number from Majorica. Is there a resource where I can learn the actual age …

What are the Hallmarks on Lever Backs? 
I have a pair of pearl earring and they have two hallmarks. A star and an arrow. Can you tell me anything about them?

2-strand vintage beige pearls 
i have a vintage 2-strand beige colored pearl (approx 8mm) necklace that was my aunt's. It has a sterling silver clasp. 1 strand of pearls is 22in the …

50 year old mikimoto necklace and earings 
I have a set of mikimoto pearl necklace and screw type single pearl earings which look like they are set in silver. The box is the original one they came …

History of Buddah Pearls 
What would be the most trustable date of chinese Buddah Pearls? I have read several informations placing them from 2000 years before J.C. up to the 13 …

Cultured Pearls by Jason 
I've had a strand of pearls for 40 years that were bought at a Mom and Pop jewelry store. The leather case says "Cultured Pearls by Jason". The strand …

difference between a Majorca pearl and a cultured one 
How can I know the difference between a Majorca pearl and a cultured one? Thanks!

Who Is the maker of my strand 
I have this strand of pearls and want to know if the strand is Japanese.

17.5mm south sea pearl earrings 
hi! i wanted to know the value of my 17.5mm south sea pearl earrings. where is the best place to have it appraised? tnx!

How do I restore the luster to my pearls? 
I was cleaning the silver clasp on my pearls and dropped them in the solution. The luster is gone can I restore it?

the worth of your pearls? 
How do you know what the value of the pearls would be if they were bought years ago, and they have never been appraised. The pearls are cultured, there …

Peeled pearls and maker mark 
This 16 in. strand of pearls has 4 pearls (out of 46) that someone has attempted to peel. Why would anyone do that? It was purchased at a flea market …

Does anyone give appraisals on pearls? 
I visited Majorica, Spain in 1972. My husband purchased a Majorica Pearl necklace. It's cream colored, 7mm and 60cm. Don't remember what we paid …

Antique Pearl with Ganesh Face 
i have an antique pearl on which ganesh face appear and i want to sell it. so, please send your mail id, and i will send you the image of that pearl. (images …

Natural Pearl 
I am looking to buy a natural pearl, certficated, either (preferably) loose or otherwise mounted in an antique ring. Pearl should be 10mm max. If you have …

What is the basis for the unit "chow" for pearls? 
The formula for calculating the "chows" per carat involves squaring the carat weight (multiplying the carat weight by itself), and multiplying that by …

The Pearl 
Can we exchange hearts? I'll take yours for a trip to a world full of feelings to a sea full of fish I'll have it swim I'll have it swing with …

Pillow Pearls | Barbara BB 
I have antique earrings that appear to each have .5 inch pearl set in prongs. The pearl does not look like a mabe pearl. It looks like a pillow. I …

I have Akoya Pearls! 
I have an Akoya pearl necklace which is approximately 8mm. I have had the pearls for 25 years. can you let me know the approximate valution on these pearls …

How Much is My Love Pearl Worth? 
I got this for $10 at a market, on the label it says its from the ancient south sea, and it's called the Love Pearl. It's a pretty fair size, with a peach …

I am trying to find the maker of a silver & pearl bracelet. 
I have a pearl & silver bracelet. I've been wondering who the maker is. The maker's mark is a K w/in a flower or scalloped circle. Would you happen to …

EDWARDIAN PEARL SAUTOIR MAYBE FRENCH? 
I HAVE A VERY LONG AND INTERESTING PEARL SAUTOIR. I HAVE DONE MUCH RESEARCH THE TOOTH TEST THE NACRE TEST BUT ONE THING BOTHERES ME THEY ARE VERY HEAVY …

value of pearls 
I have a double strand of Mikimoto pearls, (190 in all) from 4MM to 7 1/2MM that I inherited from my mother. They were bought in 1963. I would like to …

Seed Pearl Necklace | Are They Natural Pearls? 
Hi I have acquired a gorgeous triple strand seed pearl necklace that features open-work and is a two-dimensional piece, with three largish central …

Mikimoto Pearls arranged in Clusters of Grapes 
I have a lovely old mikimoto pendant. it has 10 small pearls arranged like a cluster of grapes with silver leaves. It is at least 40 years old. Can you …

Addresses for GIA offices 
Can you please give me the name, address, and phone number of the nearest GIA office in Spartanburg, SC?

Tiffany's Natural Pearls 
I have a 16 1/2 inch, graduated natural pearl necklace terminated by oval diamond, marked "Tiffany & Co" circa 1910. There are 87 round light cream pearls, …

NAME OF PEARL 
HELLO! I FOUND A VERY NICE FOSSIL SHELLS DEEP IN THE PIT OF A MOUNTAINE RIVER, IN A MUD. WHAT KIND IS IT?

Could a glass pearl necklace be 50 years old?  
I have a pearl necklace that is at least 50 years old and the pearls look very much like glass. If they are indeed glass pearls, could the necklace …

300 karat wild abalone pearl! 
Very colorful, 98% perfectly formed, horn shape, 4 inch by 2 and quarter inch. Largest in the world fully formed. Any suggestion on how much it's worth. …

Who made these mabe pearl earrings with the anchor mark? 
I have a pair of mabe pearl earrings marked 14K gold. The maker's mark is an anchor with the letter A on the left and the letter L or C on the right. …

Natural Pearls  
"When people say, a string of pearls is perfectly matched. The secret is that you match natural pearls so that all the pearls in the string of pearls age …

How much are my Pearls worth? 
I have a set of pearl errings and necklace from Japan given too my late Mother 60 years ago.

I have persian gulf pearls that are GIA certified 
I was born in Bahrain my parents lived there about 40 years ago and invested in several pieces. I have a couple of pieces I would like to sell but need …

I have mikimoto pearls that are approx. 75 yrs old..how do I find out their value? 
the value of mikimoto pearls approx 75 yrs old? Thank you.

value of grandmothers pearl necklace 
I inherited my grandmother's pearl necklace twenty plus years ago. I have no idea of the value, pretty sure they come from the 40's. They are a graduated …

Black Mourning Pearls 
Good evening. I have a set of black mourning beads or pearls that I inherited when my Aunt passed away. The original string that they were strung on …

Mikimoto Necklace 
I have an 82cm necklace of mikimoto pearls. The pearls are 8mm, clean and in good condition. There is a 9ct gold clasp for the necklace. What would …

I have 4 baroque pearls of different colors and not drilled? What is the value? 
I have 5 baroque pearls of different and subtle shades and they have not been drilled. They were my Aunt's and are in a small box with the original invoice. …

I have and old set of stud pearl earrings and necklace in original leather box 
I have and old set of stud pearl earrings and necklace, the earrings are pearl studs and a single pearl pendant with a fine gold chain. In the original …

identifying natural or cultured pearls? 
l have a string of graduated pearls with a blue hue, these are old pearls, how do l know if these are natural or cultured pearls? thanks

I have Miki Moto Pearls that were handed down from my mother. 
I was wondering the value of them. My father bought them over seas in 1968. What is the estimated value? Becky

Help me find the maker of this strand of pearls. 
I previously submitted a question regarding any information that can be derived from the markings on the clasp of my pearls necklace, i.e. age, quality …

Inherited Pearl Necklace 
I inherited a pearl necklace, Cultured Pearls I believe, with an ornate 14K clasp that has the letter H written in script on the clasp and was just wondering …

Are these genuine Mikimotos and approximate value? 
These were left to me by my grandmother. An old flame got them for her as gift during thr Korean War. They are in a Red Box. The satin lined lid says …

I inherited my great grandmothers pearls 
17 inch or 17 and 1/4 inch single strand pearls graduated excellent condition says 10K g on the clasp. I am in my 60's and the pearls were my great …

approx how much is it my necklace worth 
Hello, my mother recently pasted away and going thru her jewelry I came across a box with a set of majorica pearls in it. could you tell me anything …

Hi 24mm Pearl 
Wow thanks for the heads up, after reading your email we double checked that the GIA could be done in California and of coarse your right it looks like …

24mm Pearl 
The Californian office GIA no longer handles pearls only the New York office does Pearls now. Meeting with the owner tomorrow so will ask him to forward …

Pearl 
Hello again, any idea how or who we should go to in regards to selling the 24mm pearl and do you have any idea what such a thing would sell for. …

Help 24mm South Sea Pearl 
We have a client that wants us to sell his Pearl for him, he purchased it 34 yrs ago and has been in a safe in a Bank in San Diego USA ever since, it is …

120+ year old graduated pearls with antique sterling clasp 
I was given my Godmother's pearls, which are of a beige color. I am 52, my Godmother died in 1972. At that time she was 82. She was given the pearls as …

Edwardian Pearl Sautoir 
Hi I have So I am told an Edwardian Pearl Sautoir It is fascinating but frustrating in the same vein. I have done so much research about it to find …

Value of Natural Pearls 
Good Afternoon! I have a strand of "real", matched pearls (not cultured), close to 100 years old, but have been stored and cared for carefully. Are …

PM on Pearl Clasp 
I have a double stand of pearls with a pm then 70 in a octagan shaped on a flower rinestone clasp. Any idea what this is?

Antique Mikimoto Pearls Left to Me.. 
Greetings..after extensive searches I happened upon your site.. I have some mikimoto pearl jewelry items that were left to me recently after my moms passing …

Looking for any pearl information 
I recently received a pearl necklace that was bought in Korea around 1953. I took them to have them restrung and the clasp repaired, and was assured by …

Pink Pearls- What type of pearl and how old are they? 
I have a strand of pink pearls and they are quite old. They have an unusual clasp. The clasp has what appears to be six diamonds in a bow. The clasp slides …

Phyllis | Graduated Mikimoto Pearls 
I have a pair of Mikimoto 18 in graduated pearls from the 60's could you give me an idea of what they are worth.

I have inherited a set of pearls - necklace, bracelet and, earrings.. 
Hi I have a set of pearls that i inherited from my great grandmother, they went to my mother, then to me. It's a pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings. …

Old Gold Mikimoto Pearl Ring 
I was just given a pearl mikimoto ring, gold with one pearl in the original box and I was trying to find out its age and approx value. I tried finding …

What types of pearls are there? 
What types of pearls were around in those days?

What type of pearls are they? 
antique pearls dont know anything about them? Any ideas?

what is chow? 
how many chow's make a carat?

Abalone Pearl 
How and where would I sell this? Found off the California coast near FT. Bragg, CA. I thought it kinda looks like a dolphin or killer whale. It is a …

Value of a Pearl Ring 
hi I've been left some jewelry and 1 piece is a pearl ring. It's either silver or white gold. How do you know its real and is it valuable? thanks …

Green turbo Marmoratus pearls 13 gram 
Dear.... we would like to know good buyer for special natural pearls from many kind of the sea shell, cause we collecting this from south pacific …

mid-late 1800's solitaire pearl ring -I've never seen a pearl like this 
This belonged to my Great great Aunt Julia; she was born in the mid 1800's, was from New York and traveled to Colorado escorting my 15 year old Grandfather …

PEARL RING 
what does a crown and 18 45 and another mark on a gold ring mean?

I asked a pearl question yesterday but 
I live in a smallish town in Seymour, Connecticut and I have no clue as to whom I should bring my pearls to for evaluation. Also, the link that was sent …

I have a few gulf pearls, and have NO idea what they are worth... 
I just recently went to Qatar to do field research on the history of pearl diving. I learned much about the process of diving for pearls in the gulf, and …

My wife has a pearl heart pendant..  
She has taken it to a jeweler but all they could tell us is that they thought it was from the 1930s. When you look at the back under a magnifying glass …

Can pearls be a warm off white color ? 
I have a very old pearl necklace and a newer one -- the new pearl necklace is white in color ( 40 years old) and the other pearl necklace is warm beige …

Where can I find someone to refinish pearls? 
I have pearls (peach, I think) that are pretty, although they are quite scratched and chipped. Does anyone know of a place that would refinish them? …

50 to 60 year old pearls 
I have pearls that are about 50 to 60 years old. Do you know where I can get them apprasied in Ontario Canada?

Mikimoto Cultured Pearls 
I have recently inherited a 4 strand Mikimoto pearl neclace. I dont know much about pearls or their value. I was interested in finding out how old they …

Black Pearls Valuation 
How do I find out the value of my strand of black pearls from the turn of the century? I deal in semi-precious stone but not pearls and need to sell …

Peach OR Pink Pearls? 
I've a beautiful single strand of pearls that are peeling. These are either peach or pink pearls (hard to tell), but these pearls came from an estate. …

Matching Persian Gulf Pearl with Certificate 
Hi, I am about to purchase a pearl from the persian gulf region. I have contacted the sellers and they have sent me several photographs of both the pearls …

Natural pearls of all shapes and sizes from 6 carats to 50 carats in wt and from white in colour to platinum or pink or silver or gold colour 
The pearls are old but having good luster.The shapes are very different. In most of the pearls the outer skin is punctured and another pearl from inner …

Hi, I bought a pair of pearl earrings at an auction. They sold them as Mikimoto. Are they real Mikimoto?  
They are marked 14KT and have a lower case m within a circle hallmark. I need some help to try to identify my pearls as Mikimoto or not. ANSWER: …

Information about Pearl Necklace 
I have a pearl necklace that was given to me a few years ago. I was told it is over 50 years old and was his grand mothers set that was given to him when …

Cultured Pearl Nucleus 
I have 45,000 lbs. of freshwater mapleleaf mussel shells for sale. I have lost my broker and can not get an answer from the Pearl farms. I also have 5,000 …

First Cultured Pearls 
When were pearls first cultured commercially? Thank You.

Natural Pearls 
I have double strand of pearls which I got from my grandfather. They came with a Gemological Institute of America Lab report attesting to the sizes and …

Identifying and Matching Natural Pearls 
Some years ago I bought an antique gold ring with three pearls at an antique show. The dealer told me the pearls might be natural. I wore the ring for …

Selling a Natural Pearl Necklace 
Kari, I have a full strand of pre-1920 Tiffany matched, X-ray verified Natural Pearls, 18 inches in length and graduated from about 2 mm to 7 mm. I …

Edwardian Pearl Tassle Belt 
I have a very old Edwardian pearl tassel belt. It's beautiful, but needs a bit of repair to some beads however this does not retract from its beauty. …

Pearl Bow Brooch 
Hi y'all, I recently saw the attached ladies pin in a re-sale store, and have been debating (now long distance) whether to purchase. Ostensibly it …

Old Pearl & Diamond Ring 
This pearl ring has been in the family for over 80 years. It is platinum and Diamonds with a huge natural pearl that measures on a ruler over 1 mm. …

Identifying Persian Gulf Pearls 
Hi Could you please tell me how I can identity Persian Gulf Pearls from Natural Pearls? Do Persian Gulf Pearls have any defining characteristics? …

Where is the Best Place to Get A Valuation? 
I have a cultured pearl necklace with a total of sixty seven pearls, which are threaded plain. All pearls are uniform in size. The pearl necklace has …

Antique Pearl Necklace? 
Hi - this pastweekend i bought a pearl necklace at a yard sale. The woman didn't know if the pearls were real or not. My gut feeling told me to buy them, …


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