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  • "BLUE VEVE" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf features traditional, delicate, and spiritual symbols of love and protection. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM014/KDJ520

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  • "FLOWERING TREE" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf depicts a flowering tree of life. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM020/KDJ520

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  • "GREEN BIRDS FLOCK" HAITIAN EMBROIDERY

    $54.00

    This piece is a hand embroidered frame-able wall piece depicting a flock of tropical birds above a mountainscape. The piece measures 8"x10".

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    When, decades back, the manufacture of cheap clothing took over Haitian industry, women as well as men worked the factories. There many learned to hand-embroider details and embellishments on fabric and passed the skill down to their daughters. The Atis Fanm took those basic skills used once to decorate simple hems and expanded them into bold, picturesque images of everyday life.  The artists embroider pillow shams and bright handbags as well as frame-able art.

    ID#AFM03/KDJ360
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  • "inner petal" metallic luster deep silver purple pearl and ruby flying heart ring

    $153.00

    This elegant, dramatic ring is made of rhodium plated sterling silver (so it will not tarnish). The ring band is slightly adjustable starting at 7.25, and is set with a stunning natural glowing lavender color Chinese fresh water pearl set with tiny faceted natural color rubies. The pearl measures approximately 1 x .75" in diameter. ID#KDR346/KDJ280
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  • "inner petal" metallic luster golden peach pearl and chrome diopside ring

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    This elegant, dramatic ring is made of rhodium plated sterling silver (so it will not tarnish). The ring band is size 7.5, and is set with a glowing peach natural color Chinese fresh water pearl set with tiny faceted natural color chrome diopside which is a bright shamrock green. There are rich tones of green and purple as you turn the pearl this way and that. The pearl measures approximately 1 x .5" in diameter. ID#KDR348/KDJ280
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  • "inner petal" moon shaped metallic luster pink pearl and ruby ring

    $243.00

    This elegant, dramatic ring is made of rhodium plated sterling silver (so it will not tarnish). The ring band is size 7.75, and is set with an incredibly large coin shaped natural color Chinese fresh water pearl set with tiny faceted natural color rubies. The glowing pink/lavender surface has a barely perceptible ripple that gives more colors, greens and peach and golds. The pearl measures approximately 1" in diameter. ID#KDR345/KDJ350
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  • "jewel beetle" natural wild found abalone pearl

    $2,340.00

    This is a lovely natural wild baroque abalone pearl. The pearl is 6.27 cts and measures approximately 17x8.2x6.7mm with strong iridescent metallic color, fine luster, and some natural flaws. This pearl was found in California. It is an eye-catching shade of lavender/pink with blue/green undertones, characteristic of abalone pearls. Abalone pearls are very special and rare. Read more about them on our About the Pearls page.  ID#MLAB7524TC15

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  • "LASIREN (MERMAID)" HAITIAN EMBROIDERY

    $54.00

    This piece is a hand embroidered frame-able wall piece depicting a joyful mermaid. The piece measures 8"x10".

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    When, decades back, the manufacture of cheap clothing took over Haitian industry, women as well as men worked the factories. There many learned to hand-embroider details and embellishments on fabric and passed the skill down to their daughters. The Atis Fanm took those basic skills used once to decorate simple hems and expanded them into bold, picturesque images of everyday life.  The artists embroider pillow shams and bright handbags as well as frame-able art.

    ID#AFM10/KDJ360
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  • "MOTHER AND CHILD" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf depicts a mother and child. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM017/KDJ520

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  • "NIGHT ANIMALS" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf depicts the gentle spirits of the night. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM022/KDJ520

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  • "NOAH'S ARK" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf depicts Noah and his ark. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM019/KDJ520

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  • "PEACOCK" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf depicts a preening peacock. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM021/KDJ520

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  • "SCHOOL OF FISH" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf features a school of tropical fish. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM023/KDJ520

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  • "THREE MERMAIDS" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf features three mermaids (Haitian goddesses of rivers and streams). The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM018/KDJ520

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  • "TRUMPETING ANGEL" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf features an trumpeting angel. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM015/KDJ520

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  • "WOMAN GARDENING" HAITIAN EMBROIDERY

    $54.00

    This piece is a hand embroidered frame-able wall piece depicting a woman harvesting in her vegetable garden. The piece measures 8"x10".

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    When, decades back, the manufacture of cheap clothing took over Haitian industry, women as well as men worked the factories. There many learned to hand-embroider details and embellishments on fabric and passed the skill down to their daughters. The Atis Fanm took those basic skills used once to decorate simple hems and expanded them into bold, picturesque images of everyday life.  The artists embroider pillow shams and bright handbags as well as frame-able art.

    ID#AFM08/KDJ360
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  • 10 pearl lot of silver tahitian drops

    10 pearl lot of silver tahitian drops

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    This fantastic lot of 10 small Tahitian pearls features pearls of similar size and shade and fine luster. The pearls vary slightly in size from 9.2x9mm to 10.8x10mm with green, pistachio, and slight peacock iridescent undertones. These pearls are not yet drilled but we are happy to drill upon request. ID#JG48X10JN18P
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  • 10 piece lot of blue/green tahitian pearls

    10 piece lot of blue/green tahitian pearls

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    These lovely little pearls exhibit deep blue/green color with slight natural dimpling. The pearls vary slightly in size from 9mm to 10mm with fine luster and iridescent undertones. These pearls are not yet drilled but we are happy to drill upon request. ID#JG48X10JN18M
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  • 10 strand lot of dyed blue/black seed pearls

    10 strand lot of dyed blue/black seed pearls

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    This is a 10 strand lot of dyed Chinese fresh water 2mm pearls. Each strand is 16" long and the pearls are a very dark blue (almost to black) in color. They are not high luster pearls.. they are more matte in appearance giving them an antique charm.  Perfect for your intricate bead work or multi strand necklace design. (Sorry we are not able to string these pearls free of charge). ID#P4964X10BB/PP800X10BB

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  • 10 strand lot of tiny deep brown pearls

    10 strand lot of tiny deep brown pearls

    $252.00

    This is a 10 strand lot of dyed Chinese fresh water 2mm pearls. Each strand is 16" long and the pearls are a very dark brown (almost to black) in color. Perfect for your intricate bead work or multi strand necklace design. (Sorry we are not able to string these pearls free of charge). ID#P4962X10/PP144X10

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  • 10 strand lot of tiny sage green pearls

    10 strand lot of tiny sage green pearls

    $243.00

    This is a 10 strand lot of dyed Chinese fresh water 2mm pearls. Each strand is 16" long and the pearls are a steely sage green in color. Perfect for your intricate bead work or multi strand necklace design. (Sorry we are not able to string these pearls free of charge). ID#P4963GX10-PP128X10G

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  • 11mm near round japan kasumi pearl studs

    11mm near round japan kasumi pearl studs

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    This pair of natural color near round pearls from Japan's Lake Kasumi ga Ura are rich with deep lavender and coppery pink hues. The pearls are 11.5mm and exhibit rainbow overtones. The pearls are set on solid 14K yellow gold findings. These pearls were born of the 2017 harvest. If you are unfamiliar with these rare and sustainably farmed pearls... please read more about them on our about the pearls page. ID#KDE897/KDJ1920/P5621X2/PP1600
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  • 14mm peacock tahitian pearl stacking ring

    14mm peacock tahitian pearl stacking ring

    $360.00

    This simple classic ring is made of a round comfort fit 2mm gold vermeil band set with a 14mm natural color black/green peacock Tahitian pearl. The gold vermeil band has a soft matte finish. The ring is a size 5.75. These type of rings look fantastic stacked together! 

     (we cannot size this type of ring)

    ID#KDR326/KDJ400

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  • 2 strand lot of drop-shaped white blush pearls

    2 strand lot of drop-shaped white blush pearls

    $810.00

    These 2 beautiful natural color bead-nucleated Chinese fresh water pearl strands are 16" long each. The pearls are white blush with gorgeous luster and interesting rippled surfaces. The pearls are 10-12mm and have lovely soft drop shapes. ID#P31592X2/PP2400X2

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  • 2 strand lot of graduated petal pearls

    2 strand lot of graduated petal pearls

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    These gorgeous silvery white Chinese fresh water petal pearls are slightly graduated in size from 7.4mm to 11.4mm. The pearls exhibit strong luster, cup-shapes, and some slight iridescent undertones. These strands are 16" in length. ID#P32312X2/PP640X2
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  • 2 strand lot of large potato pearls

    2 strand lot of large potato pearls

    $126.00

    These 16" strands are natural color white Chinese fresh water potato pearls. The pearls measure 12x8.4mm with fine luster. We are happy to string upon request!  ID#P32336X2/PP232X2
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  • 2 strand lot of pondslime fish scale pearls

    2 strand lot of pondslime fish scale pearls

    $207.00

    These stunning Chinese fresh water free-form "fish scale" pearls exhibit gorgeous color. The pearls measure 9.5x16mm with rainbow pondslime color, intense luster, iridescent overtones, and natural rippling. These two strands are 16" in length each.  ID#P6728/PP336
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  • 2 strand lot of rose oval pearls

    2 strand lot of rose oval pearls

    $216.00

    These 16" strands feature natural color Chinese fresh water oval pearls. The pearls measure 7.5x7" with fine luster, lavender, mauve, and sherbert rose hues. ID#P32115X2/PP360X2
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  • 2 strand lot of shell color button pearls

    2 strand lot of shell color button pearls

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    These are 16" strands of natural color Chinese fresh water button pearls. The pearls measure 11mm with natural banding, fine luster, golden lavender color, and iridescent rainbow undertones. P32226X2/PP320X2
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  • 2 strand lot of silver/white coin pearls

    2 strand lot of silver/white coin pearls

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     These 2 - 16" long strands are made of natural color Chinese fresh water 9mm+ coin pearls. ID#P31160BX2/PP240BX2

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  • 3 pair lot of iridescent animal pearl pairs

    3 pair lot of iridescent animal pearl pairs

    $108.00

    These fun Chinese fresh water pearls are shaped like animals: birds, whales, and dogs. The pearls measure approximately 20x10.5x3.3mm with silvery white hues, iridescent undertones, and natural rippling/dimpling. Inspire your creativity with these unusual pearls! These pearls are undrilled.  ID#P32342X3/PP120X3
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  • 3 pearl lot of iridescent button pearls

    3 pearl lot of iridescent button pearls

    $207.00

    These glowing Chinese fresh water button pearls vary in size from 11.5mm to 13.3mm with lavender and peach color, strong iridescent metallic overtones, and some slight natural dimpling on the flatter backside. These pearls are not yet drilled but we are happy to drill upon request. ID#P31982X3/PP240X3
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  • 3 pearl lot of iridescent petal pearls

    3 pearl lot of iridescent petal pearls

    $120.00

     This is a lot of three natural color Chinese fresh water pearls. The pearls vary in measurement from 35x26mm to 32x20mm and have a gorgeous array of colors. These pearls are undrilled. ID#P4716X3/PP120X3

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