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    Unless the seller is offering you a GIA or SSEF...

    Unless the seller is offering you a GIA or SSEF certificate with the pearls, she is lying to you. Actually, I can already tell she is lying to you. Don't waste your money on an X-ray.
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    Such a fun evening!!!

    Such a fun evening!!!
  3. They are akoya and have loose nuclei. That makes...

    They are akoya and have loose nuclei. That makes them exceedingly hard to set. They mention it in a round-about way in the description.

    Honestly though, when we come across baroque akoya pearls...
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    I would be very wary of this. If you look at...

    I would be very wary of this.

    If you look at the certificate numbers on their website, the certificates are all identical. The only thing changing is the weight and the measurements. Everything...
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    I've never heard of this lab before. Do you have...

    I've never heard of this lab before. Do you have an image of the certificate.

    There are two Gemological Institutes of Excellence that appear in India, one has been around for just under two years...
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    We will be there!

    We will be there!
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    They are brokers in Papeete. They sell pearls...

    They are brokers in Papeete. They sell pearls from farms throughout French Polynesia.
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    Site down DDOS

    Good morning,

    You've probably noticed the site has been down for a couple of days. Our host was hit with a denial of service attack and had to take all sites offline. We are back up, but may be...
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    Wow, I love that last combination. You know how...

    Wow, I love that last combination. You know how much I like that harvest strand Jacques made for you too! The keshi pearls are just TDF!
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    Very nice! A nice mix too! My personal...

    Very nice! A nice mix too!

    My personal collection consists of all pearl on leather necklaces. I've got two diamond-set necklaces Hisano made, one necklace with a baroque and another with a round...
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    It's difficult to tell from the photos, but are...

    It's difficult to tell from the photos, but are you sure they are real pearl necklaces and not faux? Something about the color and luster doesn't look right to me.

    Please follow Pearl Dream's...
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    Platinum is a bit more difficult to work with and...

    Platinum is a bit more difficult to work with and isn't as easily polished when scratched, which are a couple of reasons it isn't typically as preferred as white gold. The most commonly used is 14...
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    The dominance has been from the natural pearl...

    The dominance has been from the natural pearl folk. They're the reason we are still required to use the word cultured. This was challenged by Mr. Branellec in 1999. The natural pearl side won.
  14. I echo what Pearl Dreams wrote. If you're looking...

    I echo what Pearl Dreams wrote. If you're looking for South Sea or akoya pearls, you are looking for cultured pearls. Pearl farming replaced commercial pearl diving nearly 100 years ago. There are...
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    Merry Christmas! We do lengthen or shorten...

    Merry Christmas!

    We do lengthen or shorten hanadama strands when the pearls are available. We often have people request shorter strands so we give them the option of a shorter strand at the same...
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    Those earrings were fun! We made them for a...

    Those earrings were fun! We made them for a Spring Today Show promotion. Hisano designed them.
  17. Color-treated gold South Sea are pretty common...

    Color-treated gold South Sea are pretty common and easy to spot at the shows. I've seen them here in the US and at the shows in Hong Kong. The treatments are disclosed as far as I've seen and the...
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    Sticky: That Tahitian rope is stunning on you! I remember...

    That Tahitian rope is stunning on you! I remember that Cortez necklace too. It's actually in the Pearls as One course!








    Jeremy Shepherd
  19. Jennifer Heebner is the new Executive Director of the CPAA

    New York--The Cultured Pearl Association of America announced Thursday that longtime industry journalist Jennifer Heebner has been named part-time executive director, effective Jan. 1.

    The full...
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    You have some of the most well-traveled Tahitian...

    You have some of the most well-traveled Tahitian pearls!!!







    Jeremy Shepherd
    President and Founder
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    I recommend a bank vault ;)

    I recommend a bank vault ;)
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    Sticky: Love it! Love the snowman too! We don't get to...

    Love it! Love the snowman too! We don't get to make those here, lol!








    Jeremy Shepherd
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    Using the 3.8 mm analogy, if the pearl was 3.89...

    Using the 3.8 mm analogy, if the pearl was 3.89 and it was only measured withing 1/10th of a millimeter, then the pearl would measure 3.8 and not 3.9 - rounded down.

    Describing strands in a range...
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    This one is definitely closer to home than we are...

    This one is definitely closer to home than we are accustom. It's been burning the area around the ruckus mansions.
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    I linked to a court case in Germany - an...

    I linked to a court case in Germany - an important one that was pivotal for the cultured pearl industry. I don't know whether any civil or criminal cases might have happened in UK. I am not aware of...
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