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  1. OK, who's having a birthday? I wish it was me!

    OK, who's having a birthday? I wish it was me!
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    I desperately want a pearl extender like that! ...

    I desperately want a pearl extender like that! May I ask where ... ?
  3. Thread: PP v PoJ

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    Is there a topic here for recommended vendors,...

    Is there a topic here for recommended vendors, and suspicious vendors? The way the 'net has exploded, there are so many pearl stores online and it's difficult to know which are reputable. I know to...
  4. Since you don't normally reach for Akoyas, if you...

    Since you don't normally reach for Akoyas, if you change your mind about them, I'll be happy to reach for them and take them off your conscience. Because I like to be helpful. ;)

    Beautiful...
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    Sticky: Any guesses as to how long it takes a strand of...

    Any guesses as to how long it takes a strand of pearls to dry? I realize that prevailing humidity will be a factor, I'm just wondering if it's a day, three days, a week ... ?
  6. Is this your Birthday Week kick-off, newberry? ...

    Is this your Birthday Week kick-off, newberry? :D I look forward to seeing your new pearls!
  7. Thread: Name the Pearl!

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    I thought the winner was supposed to be announced...

    I thought the winner was supposed to be announced March 12 ... has anyone heard anything? I didn't see anything on the CPAA site.
  8. Thread: New SSP Pendant!

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    Did they drill it for you? I've noticed that some...

    Did they drill it for you? I've noticed that some of their listings say "no drilling service available," so I wasn't sure if they could do that.
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    The Mikimoto hallmark is an M inside a clam...

    The Mikimoto hallmark is an M inside a clam shell. I'm told it's the only mark they've ever used.

    We need a loupe to see if the photo here is a circle or a clamshell.
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    Aaauuuugh! I forgot about the chat! *sigh*...

    Aaauuuugh! I forgot about the chat!

    *sigh*
    Looking forward to the video!
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    Please put me down as "tentative" (waiting on...

    Please put me down as "tentative" (waiting on work commitments).
  12. What is the difference between a Ming pearl and...

    What is the difference between a Ming pearl and an Edison pearl? Does anyone know, or is it a trade secret?
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    Out of curiosity, what is the best way to keep...

    Out of curiosity, what is the best way to keep pearls hydrated?
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    It's not only QVC; I've seen Wish Pearls at...

    It's not only QVC; I've seen Wish Pearls at JCPenney and tourist-y gift shop places. Sometimes, grandmothers don't know what to buy young girls.
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    Ah! Thank you!

    Ah! Thank you!
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    I've been poking around trying to figure out...

    I've been poking around trying to figure out where to ask my question ... this seems as good a place as any ...

    I've been looking at pearl pendants. Some of them are half-drilled, with the bail at...
  17. Sticky: This thread has been educational from a...

    This thread has been educational from a scientific standpoint, but it ruins the romance of pearls. I think anyone who is in the business of selling pearls should probably avoid discussions of...
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    That's what I thought, too. Especially the first...

    That's what I thought, too. Especially the first photo.
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    Thank you all for the responses, it's very...

    Thank you all for the responses, it's very helpful.
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    Is that true? I didn't know that ... is there a...

    Is that true? I didn't know that ... is there a secret to making Akoyas last longer? I'd be upset if I spent money on a strand of pearls that didn't last a lifetime...

    I'm new to this forum --...
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