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    Dandelion and Pearl are adorable (of course!) and...

    Dandelion and Pearl are adorable (of course!) and Flo is a grande dame.
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    Vote with your feet; spend your money elsewhere. ...

    Vote with your feet; spend your money elsewhere. Unhappy customers can complain to the BBB, but if they get a refund, that would be considered a resolution of their complaint.

    I can't see law...
  3. "Always insure"-- yes, but insurance is for the...

    "Always insure"-- yes, but insurance is for the benefit of the seller (or more precisely, the sender). I do not expect to have to purchase insurance as a buyer-- unless I am returning the item, in...
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    Sticky: I love the eyeglass frames! :)

    I love the eyeglass frames! :)
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    From what I've seen, the SSP will be costlier...

    From what I've seen, the SSP will be costlier than the FWP of the same size, shape and surface cleanliness. There are large bead nucleated FWP now called "Edisons" (brand name, from Grace Pearl Co.)...
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    China is THE source for cultured freshwater...

    China is THE source for cultured freshwater pearls.

    The Chinese have greatly improved their culturing process and nowadays one can buy high grade, nearly-round-to-round freshwater pearls with...
  7. If it looks like there is a lot of dirt around...

    If it looks like there is a lot of dirt around the drill holes (and maybe inside the drill holes), you could cut them apart one by one and string them in order onto a long, plain white cotton thread...
  8. Lady Disdain is right, llviolet-- and the gap...

    Lady Disdain is right, llviolet-- and the gap between the finding and the pearl isn't nearly as obvious in the photos posted by the eBay seller. Think long and hard about how comfortable they will...
  9. Pattye makes a good point-- the grommet could...

    Pattye makes a good point-- the grommet could come unglued if soaked.
  10. Sticky: Welcome, Karen!

    Welcome, Karen!
  11. Diffuse light makes for diffuse reflections, and...

    Diffuse light makes for diffuse reflections, and single points of light make for sharper reflections.
    llviolet, can you take a photo in natural light, for comparison?
  12. Hi Pärla, welcome to Pearl-Guide! I think you...

    Hi Pärla, welcome to Pearl-Guide!

    I think you have a vintage strand of semi baroque akoya pearls there. That pearl in your 4th photo looks like its nacre is damaged. When restringing you could...
  13. All I can say based on your photos is "they could...

    All I can say based on your photos is "they could be golden SSP".

    Do you like them? Are the diamonds clean and sparkly?

    I suggest you take them to a jeweler to see if the diamonds are...
  14. Sticky: Welcome, Ama!

    Welcome, Ama!
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    She does have a great neck-- but she's only 22! ...

    She does have a great neck-- but she's only 22! I had a great neck at age 22 also. :rolleyes: I was fairer skinned back then, too. At work they used to call me the Ivory Girl.
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    Agree with above posts-- dyed cultured freshwater...

    Agree with above posts-- dyed cultured freshwater pearls from China.
  17. I'll rotate your photo this time. :) The pearls...

    I'll rotate your photo this time. :) The pearls look beautiful together!

    I have also been known to drive around the neighborhood to locate my mail carrier a few times!

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    Your'e right-- trying different things on is the...

    Your'e right-- trying different things on is the best way.
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    Are you sure? My daughter's skin is considerably...

    Are you sure? My daughter's skin is considerably fairer than mine, but she can easily wear my deep golden south sea pearls.

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  20. You can buy your pearls from the larger vendors...

    You can buy your pearls from the larger vendors unstrung, but there won't be a discount for that. However that would allow you to do with the strand as you please.

    I have only ever read good...
  21. Lovely colors! Congratulations!

    Lovely colors! Congratulations!
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    There are pearls for every skin tone! The fun is...

    There are pearls for every skin tone! The fun is in finding what looks best on you.
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    bianca, There are many threads on this forum...

    bianca,
    There are many threads on this forum about these oyster-opening parties. If you take the time to read up on the subject, you will understand why we discourage people from getting involved...
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    They look to me like natural freshwater river...

    They look to me like natural freshwater river pearls.
  25. I especially like the sea beans that look like...

    I especially like the sea beans that look like hamburgers! ;)
    According to this chart the gray ones are gray nickerbeans.
    http://www.seabean.com/locations/Florida/
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