Pearls Imitation

Glass beads are covered with as many as forty coats of pearl essence and are hand-polished between each coat. To identify a pearl as real or imitation, rub the pearl lightly along the biting edge of your upper teeth. If they feel gritty or sandy, they are real pearls. If they feel smooth, they are usually imitation pearls.
 OVAL CABACHON ROUND CABACHON  PEAR CABACHON  TEARDROP  MARQUISE  HEART
 6x4 mm                  $1.00  2.00 mm             $.25  6x4 mm                   $1.00  HALF-DRILLED  CABACHON  CABACHON
 7x5 mm                    1.10  3.00 mm               .35  8x6 mm                     1.25  10x6 mm        $1.00  10x5 mm        $1.00  6x6 mm            $1.00
 8x6 mm                    1.25  4.00 mm               .45  10x6 mm                   1.40  12x8 mm          1.50  12x6 mm          1.25  15x15 mm           2.25
 9x7 mm                    1.35  5.00 mm               .55  10x7 mm                   1.65  13x7 mm          1.75  15x7 mm          1.75  
 10x8 mm                  1.50  6.00 mm               .65  13x8 mm                   1.90  25x15 mm         2.50    
 12x10 mm                1.75  7.00 mm               .75  14x10 mm                 2.20      
 14x10 mm                2.00  8.00 mm               .85  15x10 mm                 2.50      
 16x12 mm                2.25  9.00 mm               .95        
 18x13 mm                2.50  10.00 mm           1.10        
 20x15 mm                3.50  11.00 mm           1.25    BALLS HALF DRILLED  PEARL STRANDS 16"  
 25x18 mm                4.50  12.00 mm           1.40    "GLASBASE"  "GLASSBASE"  
 30x22 mm                6.00  14.00 mm           1.55    4.00 mm           $.50  4.00 mm          $3.00  
 40x30 mm                7.50  15.00 mm           1.75    5.00 mm             .60  6.00 mm            3.50  
   16.00 mm           1.85    6.00 mm             .70  8.00 mm            4.00  
   18.00 mm           2.00    7.00 mm             .85  10.00 mm          6.00  
   20.00 mm           2.25    8.00 mm           1.00  12.00 mm          9.00  
   25.00 mm           2.50    10.00 mm         1.50    
   30.00 mm           3.00    12.00 mm         1.75