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profile member asked on Nov 30, 2016

Buying real pearls in India

I have bought a double necklace of white pearls with silver clasp at Guwahati airport and paid about 130.- USD. It's quite heavy. Are real pearls for this price?


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answered on 11/30/16 by
a VT member from Kew Gardens

My mum (born 1908) was a pearl expert in a London Jewellers before she married. She always said pearls where judged on appearance rather than weight. If your pearls are very even in size, they are probably cultured rather than natural. This would mean not of the most expensive type. A double string for $130 is not a huge price. Take them to a proper jewellers shop that sells good pearls and have them valued. They will explain about what kind of pearls they are.


answered on 12/1/16 by
a VT member

I can check at a proper jewellers shop, but the check is quite expensive.
I have bought the pearls at this shop: SRI TULJA BHAVANI HYDE on GUWAHATI Airport, after check-in and hand luggage control, close to the gates.
They told me, pearls are real and I have forgotten to ask for a certificate.
Can You buy generally a real double string of real pearls for $130 in India?

answered on 12/13/16 by
a VT member

The pearls, I bought are heavy and really cold.

I'm wondering if they are salt or sweet water pearls?

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