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    Hi raggdoll, I bought a very cheap ($3-4) plastic...

    Hi raggdoll, I bought a very cheap ($3-4) plastic calipers and it was a waste of money. Then I checked many of the online reviews of calipers; the very best was about $100, but there were several...
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    These look absolutely gorgeous on you! Wow!

    These look absolutely gorgeous on you! Wow!
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    Thanks, Katbran, I am not insisting on ebay (no...

    Thanks, Katbran, I am not insisting on ebay (no way!), nor do I have any particular yearn for natural pearls. I wanted to learn what the certifications meant and find out if folks here think they...
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    That is very interesting!

    That is very interesting!
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    GIA vs. EGL certification?

    I happened across a listing on ebay for a string of pears advertised as "natural saltwater pearls" (which I have learned are extremely rare). The listing had a certification from EGL that the pearls...
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    Welcome CatsNme, to this wonderful forum. I...

    Welcome CatsNme, to this wonderful forum. I joined only recently but I have learned SO MUCH by browsing all the posts here for incredible knowledge, experience, and pictures of real pearls in real...
  7. What a fabulous piece, and a wonderful friend! ...

    What a fabulous piece, and a wonderful friend! You are very lucky.
  8. A question for Jeremy, is this the typical nacre...

    A question for Jeremy, is this the typical nacre amount that there is on today's akoya pearls? What is the typical thickness today? Was it thicker say, 20-30 years ago? ... (Sorry this is 3questions)...
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    Absolutely beautiful! I must learn to wire wrap...

    Absolutely beautiful! I must learn to wire wrap as I have a few nice loose pearls.
  10. I have had the same problem with pearls being way...

    I have had the same problem with pearls being way smaller in person than what I thought. The photos can be deceiving, even if the seller's description says "the photos have been enlarged"- my mind...
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    Oh no! Those are dyed freshwater pearls? I...

    Oh no! Those are dyed freshwater pearls? I think I'm going to get fleeced!!!!

    I have been to my two local jewelry stores looking for Tahitian drop earrings. Did not find them, but they each had...
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    Thank you, moneymeister, you answered my question...

    Thank you, moneymeister, you answered my question just as I posted it!
    Linda
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    Hi everyone, can you please help a newbie here?...

    Hi everyone, can you please help a newbie here? In the photos I see some reflections of a bit of green (second photo) and purple (3rd photo - out of focus pearls) colors. I would have thought they...
  14. That's a really ugly out-of-the box canned web...

    That's a really ugly out-of-the box canned web site! Must have spent a lot on that logo (sarcasm).
  15. Thread: A1 vs AAA

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    I just purchased a pair of Mikimoto AAA stud...

    I just purchased a pair of Mikimoto AAA stud earrings. They are astonishing in their luster! I was looking at all the pearls at my local jeweler's and I was struck by their brilliance (granted all...
  16. Sorry but, what do you mean by "nuked"? (Still...

    Sorry but, what do you mean by "nuked"? (Still learning)
    Thx
    Linda
  17. I agree about the course being a fantastic source...

    I agree about the course being a fantastic source for learning the realities of the pearl world ... I am only part way into it and have learned so much!
    Linda
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    Wow, thank you Dave, that is quite a difference! ...

    Wow, thank you Dave, that is quite a difference! Thanks for your help.
    Linda
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    Question about black akoya pearls

    Does the dying process for a black akoya pearl affect any aspect of its quality? For example, will it have less luster than a similar white akoya? Is a White akoya qualitatively better?
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    Sticky: Thank you Pearl Dreams, if you think it is pretty...

    Thank you Pearl Dreams, if you think it is pretty easy then I will give this a try! I was a bit nervous about trying myself. Thanks for all the information!
    Linda
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    Sticky: Hello, I hope this question is OK here (I am new...

    Hello, I hope this question is OK here (I am new to the forum). A favorite bracelet of mine had a string break on 1 strand. Is there anyone here or recommended by members, that can restring it? ...
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    Hello everyone, I am new here to the Pearl Guide...

    Hello everyone, I am new here to the Pearl Guide forum. What a wonderful place this is to learn so much about pearls! This thread alone has really taught me a lot.

    I happened upon this site...
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