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    I just watched the Jane Gordon video and realised...

    I just watched the Jane Gordon video and realised that I'd seen a year or two ago. I'm going to give it a try . Your necklaces look great!

    JP - did your pearls take the doubled 30 without you...
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    Sticky: Beautiful Tahitians jeg-glad you are safe ! And...

    Beautiful Tahitians jeg-glad you are safe ! And how funny you knotted pearls before you dealt with your luggage! I hate unpacking so I'd probably look for a good excuse not to do it...and those...
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    I love simple settings however I wonder if the...

    I love simple settings however I wonder if the wide bezel/prong design doesn't block a bit of light. I would seriously consider a simple prong setting, possibly with doubled/split prongs..so like...
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    There are more pearl jewellery stores in HK than...

    There are more pearl jewellery stores in HK than you can believe. They take up most of the store windows lol You won't have any trouble finding things ! Kowloon - Nathan Rd area is full of stores. ...
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    Are you making a rope ? Those are lovely - I...

    Are you making a rope ? Those are lovely - I picked up a bunch of the multi coloured in HK .. they are addicting !!
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    Oooo that turned out great !! Well done !!!

    Oooo that turned out great !! Well done !!!
  7. Thread: 35" or 54"?

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    As PD suggested you can always request an...

    As PD suggested you can always request an extender be made in any length you want. You could get an 18" strand with a 4" extender. The suggestion of Hanadama and then using AAA in the extender is...
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    Sticks do have the most amazing lustre and a real...

    Sticks do have the most amazing lustre and a real tribal feel ! Very pretty !
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    Jeremy might know .. I haven't heard of anyone...

    Jeremy might know .. I haven't heard of anyone going and they don't seem to have a very comprehensive list of exhibitors on their site.
  10. Thread: Vintage Akoya?

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    Oooo I'm going to look for you too !! lol nvm ...

    Oooo I'm going to look for you too !! lol nvm I'd already found you !!
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    Freshwater - not bad quality dyed pearls ....

    Freshwater - not bad quality dyed pearls . Freshwater pearls don't come in natural grey - they are dyed grey or black or blue etc . The natural colours are lavender and white and pale...
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    Agree ! I agree with Pattye too , don't expect much for the lower quality preowned pearls but give it a shot.
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    Sticky: Oooooh a work in progress !! I love following...

    Oooooh a work in progress !! I love following along !!!
  14. Thread: Site down DDOS

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    Ah...that explains it !! How annoying for you !

    Ah...that explains it !! How annoying for you !
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    Very pretty , you can go online and check prices...

    Very pretty , you can go online and check prices for similar pieces. We can't really value items. But it's very pretty with a nice clasp.

    I agree it needs restringing
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    I agree with KaySD - as I mentioned before you...

    I agree with KaySD - as I mentioned before you need to consider the metal colours with the the colour of the stone. I too would prefer the brighter WG , especially with a light coloured stone like...
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    Poll: I think I'd rather see the Hanadama compare to...

    I think I'd rather see the Hanadama compare to Miki AAA . With what we know about Hanadamawe think should be better than a AA grade - but then having seen the Miki AA and AAA pearls I can also see...
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    Sticky: jeg- looks like TP is having a great time ! Hard...

    jeg- looks like TP is having a great time ! Hard not to in Hawaii !!!

    PD- Lovely lavender colour !

    CM - Great new pearls .. love the 12mm size ! They look wonderful !
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    Definitely get your money back..if you bought it...

    Definitely get your money back..if you bought it as an Akoya then you were lied to..and if they try to say that's a natural mark..lies.
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    I love that ring PD and we all know how light...

    I love that ring PD and we all know how light effects the colours in pearls and stones ! It's a beautiful stone .. Amethyst is one of my very favourite stones !

    Red - look at how that colour...
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    Very pretty pearl !

    Very pretty pearl !
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    I'd hesitate to do anything more than Pattye and...

    I'd hesitate to do anything more than Pattye and Wendy have suggested. If she is that fond of them...lord knows why...then I'd just tell her they are totally worn out and if she was happy to replace...
  23. Thread: Vintage Akoya?

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    MSC - That turned out beautifully !! And I love...

    MSC - That turned out beautifully !! And I love that the pendant has special memories - it's so pretty and obviously very special. Welcome home !
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    Very nice collection !!

    Very nice collection !!
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    Sticky: Sadly we can't get Attack here and I don't know...

    Sadly we can't get Attack here and I don't know anyone who can ship it..might not be allowed. But I found the Acetone worked and its very inexpensive.
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