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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CathyKeshi's Avatar
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    I figured it could only BE a case of beer, Katbran, lol! The rest I've heard on movies or TV ...
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    My son and his friends call canned beer Tinnies.
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    Default Pearl party claiming to be obtaining genuine akoya pearls for their parties.

    Dear pearl people,

    I have recently came across a lady on Facebook who runs a well established
    pearl party business in the UK, which supplies all one needs to do a party. She now claims to
    have a genuine akoya pearl supplier. She claims she found this supplier through a well known
    pearl experts recommendation and support. My friend is a big pearl party fan and believes this woman, but
    I however am very dubious. From what I've read on here it comes across to me
    that finding a genuine akoya pearl farmer isn't an easy thing and
    It looks like they don't necessarily deal with this pearl party fad.
    Can anyone shed some light on this for me please? Thanks in advance.

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    The oysters being opened at these parties are juvenile, not old enough to have been grafted for cultured pearl production. I'm not buying her claim!

    Oh, and I'm now beginning to see on eBay people trying to unload the pearls they bought at these parties. Here's one I saw yesterday. She's still calling them akoyas, although they are obviously freshwaters:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-akoya-pear...IAAOSwrfVZWGTU

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    There are a lot of pearl experts here who could have connected a farmer with a seller, but no one is going to publish their name without their permission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackPearl9 View Post
    Dear pearl people,

    I have recently came across a lady on Facebook who runs a well established
    pearl party business in the UK, which supplies all one needs to do a party. She now claims to
    have a genuine akoya pearl supplier. She claims she found this supplier through a well known
    pearl experts recommendation and support. My friend is a big pearl party fan and believes this woman, but
    I however am very dubious. From what I've read on here it comes across to me
    that finding a genuine akoya pearl farmer isn't an easy thing and
    It looks like they don't necessarily deal with this pearl party fad.
    Can anyone shed some light on this for me please? Thanks in advance.
    You will know when someone is opening real farmed pearls when the pearls that come out are less than perfect and are not peach or lavender colors.
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    What's the deal with laying them in salt? That is salt, isn't it? Is it supposed to imply they're salt-water pearls? I don't get it.

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    I suppose it's one way to keep the pearls from rolling away while photographing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BritM View Post
    What's the deal with laying them in salt? That is salt, isn't it? Is it supposed to imply they're salt-water pearls? I don't get it.
    You know, that's really a great question...subliminal FALSE advertising.
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    So what are the wholesalers to buy from? I haven't seen any answers.

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    That's because we actively discourage people from getting into the pearl party business.

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