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    Poll: Don't feel awful! The whole reason there is such...

    Don't feel awful! The whole reason there is such a great return policy is that pearls need to be tried on, because people have such differing skin tones. But most of us don't have access to a wide...
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    Poll: 6x more, yikes! :eek: Thank you for posting...

    6x more, yikes! :eek:

    Thank you for posting the certificate. Were these the regular (pinked) hanadamas, or the natural whites?

    I suppose it might be even more interesting to see a number of...
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    Poll: Remember, every strand is unique, because the...

    Remember, every strand is unique, because the pearls are made by oysters, not by machines. That goes for the hanadama strand and it goes for the Miki strands.

    If that particular hanadama strand...
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    Those look great, JP. The larger knots are...

    Those look great, JP. The larger knots are proportional.
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    Sticky: That is an incredible ring, Purranha! Sorry to...

    That is an incredible ring, Purranha!

    Sorry to read about you having the flu. :( I just sent my D back to college and am a bit worried that she'll get the flu due to being run down, despite...
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    Sticky: The strand looks bigger because the pearls are...

    The strand looks bigger because the pearls are bigger than round pearls in a 10-12.5mm strand would be. That's one reason I love strands composed of drop/baroque pearls.
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    Hanadama pearls are AAAs that have been sent to...

    Hanadama pearls are AAAs that have been sent to be certified because the vendor felt they were the best of the best. There is a fee to have them certified so only the best will be sent.
    I expect...
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    In my experience it is not that Beaders Secret...

    In my experience it is not that Beaders Secret stretches -- I don't think it does-- but that with heavier pearls/longer strands, gravity and the movement/swinging of the strands while on the neck...
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    They look eggy / off-round to me. In the 2nd...

    They look eggy / off-round to me. In the 2nd photo, you can see they are not round looking. The rounder looking ones only look that way because they are seen on end.

    They may also be smaller...
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    Found it! ...

    Found it!
    https://www.stuller.com/products/build/71913/12918867/?groupId=195622&recommendationSource=SiteSearch#/mounting-options

    It's very pretty.
    Is this a ring you would wear all the...
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    Personally I like the simplicity and clean lines...

    Personally I like the simplicity and clean lines of that setting, but I'm not the one who has to wear it. :rolleyes:

    Obviously there is something about it that doesn't quite satisfy you. Forget...
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    :confused: My birthday is in a few weeks and I...

    :confused: My birthday is in a few weeks and I can't come up with a single thing I need or want (that money can buy).
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    Sticky: jeg, your WSS strand is magnificent on your neck!

    jeg, your WSS strand is magnificent on your neck!
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    Sticky: I love the look of that coconut ring!

    I love the look of that coconut ring!
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    You could also get an 18" hanadama necklace and...

    You could also get an 18" hanadama necklace and an extender made of less expensive pearls. You just have to have the same kind of clasp so they interconnect. You could even learn to knot, buy some...
  16. I'm piling on to agree with the others! ;)

    I'm piling on to agree with the others! ;)
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    Thanks for letting us know!

    Thanks for letting us know!
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    Sticky: Splendid, Battah! Love them all. We're heading...

    Splendid, Battah! Love them all.
    We're heading out to do some grocery shopping. It's raining but at least it's not so cold today. One day's reprieve before the temp drops again.
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    Sticky: It's great to be back online! These are...

    It's great to be back online!

    These are color-shifting pearls from PP in the gold-peach-pink color, bought back in 2011. I have a hard time capturing the green and pink overtones that some of the...
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    Definitely restring it whether you sell it or...

    Definitely restring it whether you sell it or keep it. I like that the graduation is not severe.

    So how old a necklace are you looking for, and how will you be sure it's as old as it is claimed...
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    Beautiful iridescent colors, BN! A big look to...

    Beautiful iridescent colors, BN! A big look to that necklace.
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    Sticky: I love the colors in your first photo there,...

    I love the colors in your first photo there, BWeaves! They coordinate so well.
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    Poll: Okay, so I did the same color correction on the...

    Okay, so I did the same color correction on the photo with the AA Miki.

    I'm just looking at the center 2 rows of pearls as the pearl on the far right are a bit out of focus. A few pearls in the...
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    Poll: Ok, so it sounds like maybe you do prefer pinked...

    Ok, so it sounds like maybe you do prefer pinked strands, at least on the cloth in front of you. How did the Miki strands look against your skin?

    I used to think I would want natural white...
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    Mountaingirl, we can't recommend the kind of...

    Mountaingirl, we can't recommend the kind of business that involves selling saltwater oysters that have had freshwater pearls placed in them, and don't have any sources to recommend to you.
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