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  1. The auction house seems to be very open about the...

    The auction house seems to be very open about the whole blister/blister pearl point and provides details about both reports/studies made on this piece by The Netherlands Lab and SSEF. That they don't...
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    Thank you for revising the thread nnguye20. Did...

    Thank you for revising the thread nnguye20. Did not see this before. I assume the pearls are more likely to be freshwater than saltwater. It would be wonderful to be able to see them today and find...
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    Agree with lilliefuzzysocks. Very interesting and...

    Agree with lilliefuzzysocks. Very interesting and jogged the memory cells re: the article following: https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/winter-2014-labnotes-natural-pearl-pteria-mollusks

    Knew I had...
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    GemGeek - In particular this link to the more...

    GemGeek - In particular this link to the more "common" name for the mollusk mentioned: https://www.conchology.be/?t=33&family=ARCIDAE or this one that takes you to a specific page for the species...
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    greenjudy - Many condolences on the loss of your...

    greenjudy - Many condolences on the loss of your father. Stay strong and best wishes to you and the rest of your family at this difficult time.
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    Did you check with GIA on the fee? That price...

    Did you check with GIA on the fee? That price seems totally wrong as per their website. You can download the fees here: https://www.gia.edu/gem-lab-service/pearl

    I hope whoever quoted you $2000...
  7. Interesting article however I don't think the...

    Interesting article however I don't think the claim about the oldest Australian farm can be "trusted". Here are just two other claims found on the www:

    1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuri_Bay...
  8. Thank you for highlighting this piece Jeremy....

    Thank you for highlighting this piece Jeremy. Agree with you that it is a fascinating piece and worthy of a read/watch. Rather a lot to get through!
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    I have handled quite a few mounted conch pearls....

    I have handled quite a few mounted conch pearls. Many are drilled or partially drilled. Have seen standard necklaces of drilled pearls too. Just look at some of the auction catalogues for examples....
  10. Thread: Crab pearl

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    Someone showed me an object they said came from a...

    Someone showed me an object they said came from a lobster once and claimed it was a "pearl" too. Could never prove it came from a lobster so good to see a first-hand account of a piece that came from...
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    Since this link to the auction sale seemed to go...

    Since this link to the auction sale seemed to go down quite well here is another upcoming sale you may be interested in:...
  12. Reading the news here and on FB about Caitlin's...

    Reading the news here and on FB about Caitlin's passing was a very sad way to start the day in the Far East. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends as well as the pearl community who knew...
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    Chrsities Auction - A few interesting pieces!

    Some nice natural pearl pieces and bits of pearl information in this auction for those willing to spend a bit of money ;-)
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  14. Cultured Pinctada maculata blisters - Non commercial

    One of the things noted this weekend was this article on experiments that took place on culturing bead cultured blister "pearls" a few years ago. Not commercial, but just attempts it seems:...
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    Interesting comment Pearling Technologies. Out of...

    Interesting comment Pearling Technologies. Out of interest what "other weird and wondeful stuff" please?

    Also worth remembering that not all cultured pearls are beaded. Quite a few Keshi are...
  16. You are welcome Pearly-Whites! Thank you for...

    You are welcome Pearly-Whites! Thank you for taking the time to reply and showing an interest.
  17. Two cultured pearl related links from GIA's website

    The first one is all about "atypical bead" (aBC) cultured pearls: https://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research/atypical-beading-production-cultured-pearls-australian-pinctada-maxima

    The second one is a...
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    Thank you for sharing from me too! Happy Xmas...

    Thank you for sharing from me too! Happy Xmas everyone and if I don't post again before the New Year....... I wish those who read this a happy and HEALTHY 2017!
  19. Thread: Fiji Pearls

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    The "Keshi" pearls in your series of images are...

    The "Keshi" pearls in your series of images are really nice. Some of them are pretty impressive size wise too!
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    Tennessee - Freshwater mollusks & pearls

    Per Caitlin's wishes from another thread where it was mentioned, here is a link to a report on the freshwater shells and pearls of Tennessee:...
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    Since natural US pearls seem to be the theme of...

    Since natural US pearls seem to be the theme of this thread perhaps this will be of some interest to you all: http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research/freshwater-pearling-tennessee

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  22. Hello Caitlin - Sorry for the belated reply. No I...

    Hello Caitlin - Sorry for the belated reply. No I have never been in contact with you outside the forum that I can remember. It was not me. Thank you for your opinions on each type of material...
  23. Hello Caitlin - Just intrigued by your reply...

    Hello Caitlin - Just intrigued by your reply which seems to make it a foregone conclusion without having ever seen the pieces. How would you separate the following from an image out of interest:
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    Nice find. Any images of the shell it came from...

    Nice find. Any images of the shell it came from too out of curiousity? Would be nice to see the pearl with its shell ;-)
  25. While this guidance is good a couple of...

    While this guidance is good a couple of suggestions to help would be:

    1) If you really believe them to be natural pearls then you should obtain a laboratory report to prove that to everyone you...
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