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  1. Thread: Blue Akoyas

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    I don't think they are all owned by the Japanese....

    I don't think they are all owned by the Japanese. As I understand it the Vietnamese company Hoang Gia owns several farms and there are some small independent farmers.
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    Wow !! What a fine flock of fabulousity!! I...

    Wow !! What a fine flock of fabulousity!! I love those earrings with the tiny pearls !!! And the multicolours.
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    Sticky: BWeaves- those earrings are so perfect for V day...

    BWeaves- those earrings are so perfect for V day !! And the first thing I noticed in the second photo was the crane/heron/tall beaky bird staring up at the gorgeous swan pendant !!
  4. BPDC - you are the Bump King today lol Thank...

    BPDC - you are the Bump King today lol Thank you for perking things up by resurrecting these old threads and making them new again. <3


    Pareltje - I was going to ask about Mirror less...
  5. Hi there and welcome, (thank you PD and Pareltje...

    Hi there and welcome, (thank you PD and Pareltje for your confidence :) ) !! Just send me a message, I'm in Adelaide.
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    Given what you have said , it's best to pass on...

    Given what you have said , it's best to pass on the diamond ones. The others do look like South Sea - but again with very high quality Bead Nucleated Freshwater it can be hard to tell in photos . ...
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    I agree with PD - cream can be anything from a...

    I agree with PD - cream can be anything from a strong cream colour to a soft white and the silvery white is quite different to a plain white. Definitely a very cool shade.

    Have you ever tried...
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    I love these old threads...nice to be reminded of...

    I love these old threads...nice to be reminded of what's in the PGF closet !!
  9. Wow that is an amazing pearl ! But now I have to...

    Wow that is an amazing pearl ! But now I have to go back and check out the manicure ... :D
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    Yes , dyed Cultured Freshwater , not expensive.

    Yes , dyed Cultured Freshwater , not expensive.
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    Australia uses 9kt as the lowest quality of gold...

    Australia uses 9kt as the lowest quality of gold as well.
  12. I agree with everyone. I think they are very...

    I agree with everyone. I think they are very pretty pearls.

    The thing is they are half drilled so you might be able to set them. . even if you can't find the original drill hold. See if you can...
  13. Agree with Pattye and Pearl Dreams - Freshwater ,...

    Agree with Pattye and Pearl Dreams - Freshwater , not expensive. Clasp looks silver which is what one would expect. I would be shocked if someone spent 1200 for these. In a retail store I'd think...
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    Great photos ! Certainly looks and sounds like...

    Great photos ! Certainly looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time.
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    Sticky: jeg - really lovely pearls !! That is a...

    jeg - really lovely pearls !! That is a beautiful Keshi style necklace , and those ropes you created are gorgeous !!!
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    To be honest the Tahitians are ok ,the look like...

    To be honest the Tahitians are ok ,the look like AA to me , but the colour seems a bit ordinary. In the first photo they don't look like they match at all with one being darker and with better...
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    BPD - thanks for bumping this thread..I'd missed...

    BPD - thanks for bumping this thread..I'd missed it before. Amazing find - if you look at photos of the Coober Pedy area it's remarkable that they found these little guys.
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    What a marvellous Mabe!! The colours are just...

    What a marvellous Mabe!! The colours are just amazing aren't they !!!
  19. Thread: Painted MOP

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    That is marvellous !!! I love it !! Do come...

    That is marvellous !!! I love it !! Do come back please and let us know what information you are able to discover about it !!
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    Sticky: Swan-o-Rama! My goodness I do love that new...

    Swan-o-Rama! My goodness I do love that new swan... I love the old swans too of course. And I like the fact that they designed it for multiple uses. I love all your jewellery !!!

    jeg - you...
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    Love all those earrings !!!

    Love all those earrings !!!
  22. Thread: Jaspers!

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    I love agate ! Those are lovely stones ! Its...

    I love agate ! Those are lovely stones ! Its fascinating looking at them and finding scenes from nature, mountains, trees, rivers , roads..
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    Hope you had a lovely birthday and the photo of...

    Hope you had a lovely birthday and the photo of the Golay and Akoya.....well it just doesn't get any better than that !
  24. Thread: Faceted Pearls

    by Katbran
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    I agree on the best use of these is either as a...

    I agree on the best use of these is either as a clasp , Daniels is gorgeous!! Or, as a focal pearl. A whole strand would be too much.
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    Well Sarah , I feel like I made the trip myself. ...

    Well Sarah , I feel like I made the trip myself. Though I still have money so I know I didn't. What a wonderful time you had !! Can't wait to see all the photos ! I'm definitely going to have...
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