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Southwest Jewelery Ladies - What is the difference between Native Pearls and Stamped Beads?  Some of the designs look identical.

 

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I believe they are the same thing.  Guessing some are handmade by artisans and some may be made by machines (don't see any reason why the more "standard" styles couldn't be machine made).

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I agree, same thing.  Our governor here in NM loves these beads and sometimes wears 4-5 strands, all choker length.

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Thank you @Kachina624 and @Patbz .  I thought they were the same thing but wanted to check.

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@Patbz wrote:

I believe they are the same thing.  Guessing some are handmade by artisans and some may be made by machines (don't see any reason why the more "standard" styles couldn't be machine made).


Thank you,  that is good to know.  I had no idea.