by otoro » Aug 9, 2019 I’m new to pearls and bought a pair of golden south sea pearls from Macy’s (I know - not exactly the best place to buy jewelry) on sale for 180. When I inspected them closer at home, it looks like the nacre is chipped (near the post cup). Is this possible? How badly does it affect the pearls integrity? I was a bit surprised since I thought it would be golden underneath and not white. Is it worth an exchange or should I do a return and keep looking? Thank you for your help!