I’m hoping someone out there can answer a question for me
regarding pearls. I need to know what they are called, and who
might carry them, preferably online. These pearls about 1" to 1
1/2" long, perhaps 1/2" - 5/8" wide, generally drilled in the
center (short/narrow width). (A member of our gem & mineral
society referred to them as “finger pearls” because of their
appearance.) Sometimes they are white-ish, sometimes more
gray/opalescent. I saw them recently at a gem & jewelry show in
San Mateo, CA, with a price tag of $80.00 a strand and up.
If anyone can help me with a name for these beauties, and who
might possibly sell them (wholesale preferred, but retail is OK),
I would appreciate it!