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    Katbran, Pareltje, thank you ladies)) I had to...

    Katbran, Pareltje, thank you ladies)) I had to learn about color treatments quite a lot before and during my trip to Japan, and it served me well when buying there (long story, but it was worth it)....
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    From what I know, PSL would accept any cultured...

    From what I know, PSL would accept any cultured saltwater pearl for certification. I've never seen freshwater pearls with PSL accreditation, but I suppose maybe there exist some certified strand of...
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    Pareltje, I'm not really strong in PSL...

    Pareltje, I'm not really strong in PSL certificates for SS pearls, but your certificate shows the "Best Gem Quality" mark (that is the highest they issue). I've never heard the term "chakin" before...
  4. What a great investigation work Pearl Dreams! :D:D

    What a great investigation work Pearl Dreams! :D:D
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    Sticky: There was a thread here some time ago, about...

    There was a thread here some time ago, about Pearls with gold paint. I don't quite believe in gold paints in general, but the design kind of intrigued me.

    So after some experiments, pondering and...
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    Fiona, glad to see you got that tahitian rope...

    Fiona, glad to see you got that tahitian rope from the store in the end)) what a lovely collection you have!
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    Sticky: Pearl Dreams, jeg, thank you! That's one of Jac's...

    Pearl Dreams, jeg, thank you! That's one of Jac's gemstone quality pearls))

    Pareltje, thank you! the trip to Japan was wonderful))) I'm glad I was in good company there though))

    BWeaves, thank...
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    I would say it's rather unlikely - because the...

    I would say it's rather unlikely - because the clasp edges would be (or at least they should be :) ) very very smooth and rounded. Getting the cage in the right size for the particular strand would...
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    Holly Molly! THAT's a BIG change!! I have one...

    Holly Molly! THAT's a BIG change!!

    I have one lilac strand that went lighter, sort of pinkish now, but I never properly wore it and assumed that's what affected it.. the others I have, like...
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    Good idea! Or also one can get a springable...

    Good idea! Or also one can get a springable double hook design bangle and use any rings as interchangeable centrepieces.. I'm rubbish at explaining :D I can post a photo when the piece is casted))
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    Speaking of Paspaley.. Am I really bad dreaming...

    Speaking of Paspaley.. Am I really bad dreaming to adapt their Rockpool Starfish Cuff to a more reasonable price span?)) for personal use, but still feels a bit like stealing :D

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    How did the appointment go baby nurse? I want to...

    How did the appointment go baby nurse?
    I want to make a look-book of your layered-styles photos. It enhances SO much pearl wearing opportunities! I absolutely love that rope with the tin-cup, and...
  13. Definitely looks like a fish! but like a dead...

    Definitely looks like a fish! but like a dead skinned fish to me.. I would find great difficulty in setting it because of that :( fabulous find though, of course! from a pearl-addicted non-consumer...
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    Sticky: eclecticgrl, I'm so glad you like your necklace!...

    eclecticgrl, I'm so glad you like your necklace! you seem to rock it with any outfit! :D and you were great to work with))

    I was wearing today my pink tahitian pearl ring in rose gold. Nothing...
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    I quite like the playfulness of that necklace,...

    I quite like the playfulness of that necklace, but I'm not so sure about those tassels.. they are of a very interesting design - do you remember what were they made of? gold beads or thread?..

    And...
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    That's it. I want Ruckus in Cees' vault. Anyone...

    That's it. I want Ruckus in Cees' vault. Anyone with me?))

    kalmen22, those tahitians are exceptional color. Absolutely exceptional. My congratulations and some serious envy vibes to you :D :D
  17. Thread: Tenjo Grade?

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    Well, if you want a second opinion - considering...

    Well, if you want a second opinion - considering the price points you mentioned, I would get ten-nyo strand without earrings just out of vanity to have the best best of the best best (I think that's...
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    Sanippy, congratulations on the new obsession! :)...

    Sanippy, congratulations on the new obsession! :) I recently became a fan of SSP keshis - brought four pearls from Japan, but haven't decided what to do with them yet.. what are your plans for the...
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    Sticky: Ok I was about to show my pets for a long time. I...

    Ok I was about to show my pets for a long time. I haven't made any good photos of the birds yet, but here is a rare picture of our two dogs together.

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    On the left is Presley, he is 7. He...
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    Sorry, I missed all the pearls with the photos of...

    Sorry, I missed all the pearls with the photos of your Buckbeak)) so adorable! Now I remember I promised photos of my aviary)) where is my camera, I go photo-hunting :) :)
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    Sticky: GemGeek, I love your pendant, good job Hisano...

    GemGeek, I love your pendant, good job Hisano fixed it. So geometric and style! You are right, SS keshis are on the rise of price now, I wanted to get a strand of GSS keshis this time in Japan for...
  22. So interesting to read all your stories ladies! I...

    So interesting to read all your stories ladies! I will chime in))

    When I get some new bug, my first purchase is something with "wow" effect for most people without that bug and dead solid classic...
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    I don't know anything helpful for that particular...

    I don't know anything helpful for that particular project, but I adore the pattern and now want to make one for myself with it :D thank you for sharing and glad your surgery went well!!
  24. Terrible. Just terrible. I suppose saying it's...

    Terrible. Just terrible. I suppose saying it's "vintage" is also a con from the seller then - to imitate that the pearls are from the era when freshwaters were tissue-nucleated only.. Terrible and...
  25. These are all the questions for the seller I'm...

    These are all the questions for the seller I'm afraid... and as always, just remember the main rule in pearl buying - don't buy from vendors you don't trust ;)
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