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    Hmmm,CathyKeshi and LFS, was thinking Oregon...

    Hmmm,CathyKeshi and LFS, was thinking Oregon sunstones too!
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    Well, I guess I'm gonna have to get busy and make...

    Well, I guess I'm gonna have to get busy and make these up! Fifty four inches of pearls; thanks so much for all the creative suggestions, too. Lots of gemstone beads on hand ~ pearls are very...
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    Thepearlcollector.com is looking to buy quahogs,...

    Thepearlcollector.com is looking to buy quahogs, according to their website.

    JP, delightful use of your pearl!
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    Just adding my "ditto" to Cathy's remark!

    Just adding my "ditto" to Cathy's remark!
  5. Thread: Latest Purchase

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    Oh, you look terrific in these earrings! ...

    Oh, you look terrific in these earrings! Probably "shell crystal" is actually a doublet, with mother of pearl on the botton and faceted rock crystql quartz on the top, a lovely combo! Yes! to...
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    How pearls reveal themselves to us over time will...

    How pearls reveal themselves to us over time will always amaze me. By leaving them out of storage for a bit where one can glance at them during the day, in indirect light but near a window, can be...
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    Flea Market Pearls

    Well, this necklace is NOT a lovely old baroque akoya, but it was a bargain! Eighteen inches of creamy, lustrous 4mm freshwater pearls with a few duds mixed in, as you can see! Clasp is base metal...
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    Great tips, thank you all!

    Great tips, thank you all!
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    Kari has quite a few quahog pearls on her...

    Kari has quite a few quahog pearls on her website, so perhaps you could estimate the retail value of yours just by comparison. I agree with PD, it would be lovely in a ring.
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    You are stunning in your new blues! Great...

    You are stunning in your new blues! Great choices!
  11. Eric, you've been busy! So enjoy seeing your...

    Eric, you've been busy! So enjoy seeing your amazing carvings and the wonderful color contrasts you reveal.
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    This really is unfortunate. I know you already...

    This really is unfortunate. I know you already pay high prices when buying locally.
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    Suchi, So many Tahitian beauties! Love them...

    Suchi, So many Tahitian beauties! Love them all! And of course, the Cortez Pearls!
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    Yummy fab layering with the white pearls & blue...

    Yummy fab layering with the white pearls & blue keshi; looking forward to seeing these new Kojima pieces mixed in and worn.
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    Hi Miguelle, Based on the nice luster and...

    Hi Miguelle,

    Based on the nice luster and roundness, probably Akoya. Very nice find! Are they slightly graduated? what length?
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    Sticky: Drooling, drooling! Especially the baroque...

    Drooling, drooling! Especially the baroque akoyas!
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    How super that you have 2 beautiful necklaces to...

    How super that you have 2 beautiful necklaces to choose from! Freshwaters can definitely have a rose overtone. The gem freshwater will likely stand up to frequent wearing better than Akoyas, as...
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    Nice find! Very graceful design! Why do you...

    Nice find! Very graceful design! Why do you think it's freshwater over Akoya? I see a hint of pink and it looks very round. What size is it?
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    Suchi, you have some outstanding Loot! Is this...

    Suchi, you have some outstanding Loot! Is this your first Tahitian bracelet? Yummy Kamoka keshi earrings, too!
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    MSC, I sent you a pm.

    MSC, I sent you a pm.
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    Drooling over the Fiji's; none in my collection...

    Drooling over the Fiji's; none in my collection yet, though I do have some Fiji shells which I treasure. Congratulations to All on your great choices!
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    Seems to me the worst thing would be that a pearl...

    Seems to me the worst thing would be that a pearl would roll off the table and be difficult to find or go down a floor heating vent or something. And as Bweaves mentioned, being careful not to...
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    Amazing!! Did you hear me squeal??!!

    Amazing!! Did you hear me squeal??!!
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    ckent12, looking forward to your update and...

    ckent12, looking forward to your update and photos of wedding-worthy pearls!
  25. What a thoughtful family tradition! Your pearls...

    What a thoughtful family tradition! Your pearls likely have thick nacre compared to many Akoyas nowdays ~ they look very pretty to me. They are a great size to layer with other pearls, chains or...
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