by 4ever » Jan 26, 2019 Hi All! Needed to share this with some ladies who would appreciate these and a good bargain I’ve wanted a larger pearl strand for a while now, not large round pearls (can’t pull it off, I look like a cartoon character sadly) but something large enough to hold its own. I have several cheap and cheerful loooonnnggg FW ropes which are lots of fun but I have wanted a more “grown up” pearl necklace. Unfortunately I have expensive taste and limited means and don’t make ‘significant’ jewellery purchases often. I work for a chain jewellers in the head office (not in the US). My good friend/colleague was recalling old stock from stores to work on and was having a laugh with another colleague about how ugly this strand of pearls was. She came over as a joke to say “I found the perfect thing for you to buy” (which we do to each other when we come across particularly “special” pieces) and to her horror I was like, “yeah, actually they’re great!” The thread was all stretched out and near broken in places but the luster and size were The buyer didn’t want to put any more money in to them (and didn’t purchase them originally) so I made an extremely cheeky offer and....bought them for about what I’ve previously spent on a fancy takeaway pizza Took my new babies home, quickly rethreaded them on new silk and I kind of love them! The biggest pearl is 1.5inches long and I love that there are so many different coloured overtones on these pearls. Also one looks like a duck, which my toddler is very fond of The clasp is silver and MOP. If any of you ladies can tell me anything about these I would appreciate it, they were inaccurately described as Mabe pearls. FW? salt Water? No clue.