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Black, Green, and Purple Pearls

Upon arriving at a yard sale mid morning, I noticed some jewelry items in front of the lady holding the sale. As I was looking through the container, a set of earrings jumped out at me. They were black pearls with purple and green luster.


Tahitian Pearl stud earrings with 14 K yellow gold posts and backs. From the Treasure Fever Blog.

Tahitian Pearl stud earrings with 14 K yellow gold posts and backs.


Upon closer inspection, I found the 14 K mark on the earring post and backs. I looked at the little price sign and read $0.25 per set. My eyes bugged out of my head, twenty-five cents, I quickly whipped out a quarter and paid for them. I put them in my purse and continued shopping.


Tahitian Pearl stud earring 14 K yellow gold post marks. From the Treasure Fever Blog.

Tahitian Pearl stud earring 14 K yellow gold post marks.


Here’s the scoop on the earrings. They are 6 mm Tahitian Pearl stud earrings with 14 K yellow gold posts and backs. One earring weighs 0.50 grams and the other weighs 0.48 grams. I sold the pair on 12-25-13 for $24 plus shipping. Not bad considering they cost me twenty-five cents. That’s a profit of $19.50 after all the fees were paid.


Tahitian Pearl Earrings Sold Screen Shot.  From the Treasure Fever Blog.

Tahitian Pearl Earrings Sold Screen Shot.


Here’s a tip; you can go straight for the jewelry at sales and pay for the items to put in your bag. Then you can continue to shop. It guarantees you get the pieces you want. Otherwise, someone else may check out in front of you and buy the goodies. Remember, most people will leave the jewelry for the end of their shopping, since it is usually on the check out table, near the people conducting the sale.


Good Luck and Happy Hunting,


~Vicki Priebe

Author of “Cheap Gold and Silver