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    Just don't do it. It's a money ripoff and...

    Just don't do it. It's a money ripoff and inhumane to kill oysters for this.

    Here is a link to all the information about the pearl parties: ...
  2. Thread: Loose Pearls

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    Do you know what type of pearls you are looking...

    Do you know what type of pearls you are looking for?
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    That blinding whiteness will stop anyone in their...

    That blinding whiteness will stop anyone in their tracks! Congratulations!
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    Wow, I love how they look, especially doubled and...

    Wow, I love how they look, especially doubled and tripled! Now I think I may have to make something very similar. Enjoy them often!
    Linda
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    I agree with Pearl Dreams, freshwater pearls can...

    I agree with Pearl Dreams, freshwater pearls can be so much better now (however there are a lot of crappy freshwater pearls too). I got a beautiful large pair of stud earrings, in metallic...
  6. Not to be TOO contrarian, but caveat emptor has...

    Not to be TOO contrarian, but caveat emptor has been guidance for shoppers for a long time. Anyone considering spending $500 or more on a product they know nothing about, has access to knowledge and...
  7. BPD, you should not be buying these pearls...

    BPD, you should not be buying these pearls --don't you know I want them ALL? ;). Seriously I understand finding the colors of these delightful pearls kind of addicting, and in fact I value the...
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    I sent an email to the seller, asking about...

    I sent an email to the seller, asking about grade. But, I just noticed this statement in the listing:

    "In Japan Mikimoto doesn't issue any certification regarding to the grade of the pearl."
    ...
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    Love that, "Abercromble"! I don't think the...

    Love that, "Abercromble"!

    I don't think the pearls are fake, I just think the quality is not Mikimoto. I'll try contacting the seller about the luster, good suggestion there!
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    Thank you Jersey Pearl!

    Thank you Jersey Pearl!
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    Hi Pattye, I think it would be possible to fake...

    Hi Pattye, I think it would be possible to fake the engraving on the posts, and also fake the boxes.

    My only example is from my own studs, where the posts are marked "750" with the "M" mark. ...
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    The seller's prices are too low, IMHO, but I am...

    The seller's prices are too low, IMHO, but I am comparing them to stud earrings (AAA) on Mikimoto's web site, at about $1480. I paid a little less than that at a licensed jeweler retailer for studs...
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    "Mikimoto" pearl jewelry on ebay

    Lately I've run into an ebay seller with Akoya pearl jewelry sold as new with the Mikimoto box and card. The pendants run $200-$400 or so, are not listed as Blue Lagoon, and to my...
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    As for wire, headpins, and other jewelry parts -...

    As for wire, headpins, and other jewelry parts - never buy stainless steel. It is so hard you may break your cutters on it. Just my experience...
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    That would be a copyright violation.

    That would be a copyright violation.
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    If you go to news.google.com and type in the...

    If you go to news.google.com and type in the search box for "pearl industry", you'll see a link for the article. Click on that link, and the site will show you a box with a survey question. Answer...
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    VERY cool, so glad to see this Kevin! Linda

    VERY cool, so glad to see this Kevin!
    Linda
  18. Very good in-depth article. I had not realized...

    Very good in-depth article. I had not realized the huge swell in popularity that's happened recently, and how much Facebook magnified that popularity. 46,000 viewers of one Facebook party? A single...
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    Oh sounds like fun, I will take a look!

    Oh sounds like fun, I will take a look!
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    I will try some photos on the next sunny day! In...

    I will try some photos on the next sunny day! In person the colors are not as strong as the photo that I posted, but it varies a lot depending on the light (as I am learning about pearls).
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    My favorite also is that large green Tahitian,...

    My favorite also is that large green Tahitian, outstanding!
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    Not necessarily expensive, nor does jurisdiction...

    Not necessarily expensive, nor does jurisdiction necessarily matter, because if the letters are effective, and the offender deletes your image, then you've got what you wanted. Just sayin' cause...
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    The right-click deterrent is easily gotten...

    The right-click deterrent is easily gotten around. The only thing I have found to work is a stream of letters from an attorney, threatening legal action, if the image is not removed. Keep checking...
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    Lilliefuzzysocks, your custom dyed freshwater...

    Lilliefuzzysocks, your custom dyed freshwater pearls are beautiful, but I believe very much *unlike* 99.99% of the dyed freshwater s on the market today.
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    [QUOTE=pearlescence;181680] The GIA web site...

    The GIA web site refers to their "Graduate Gemologist" program.
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