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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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    I got ripped off by a company called http://www.beads.us they have a partner company called http://www.gets.com

    They supposed to sold me " Akoya Saltwater South Sea Pearls " a string 15 . 7 inches long, then when they arrive in the post it's nothing like it and the invoice tells me they are freshwater cultured pearls and the round brushed clasp instead of being 925 silver, there is no hallmark on this finding & the invlove describes it as " Metal " . They changed the advertisement since i bought this fake string of pearls which look like a poor trash set of freshwater pearls, they charged me 30 for this trashy string of freshwater pearls, the advertisement for akoya pearls has changed to this now after i bought pearls from this company
    https://www.beads.us/wholesale-Akoya...eads-1613.html

    This is the webpage for the 925 silver clasp that i bought
    https://www.beads.us/product/925-Ste...p_p492955.html

    They are advertising Keishi pearls as freshwater pearls which isn't a real keishi pearl either , just plain baroque or fake pearls
    https://www.gets.com/product/Keishi-...s_p874275.html

    They are one big con, they say they have wholesale prices, no they do not , they over-price merchanise of trash pearls making too much money for thrown away pearls. This is the first time i bought anything from this company and it will most certainly be the last.

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    Sorry to read that you received freshwater pearls and a base metal from this company when akoya pearls and silver were advertised. This company has a poor return policy, I see. Only replacement, not refund, for non-defective items. I suppose you could claim the items are defective since they are not what they were described...might be worth a try to get your money back.

    As to the keshi, those look like real freshwater pearls of the kind that are called keshi, reborn pearls, or second harvest pearls. They form in an already-existing pearl sac in freshwater mussels after the original (first harvest) pearl was removed.

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    I see they also sell 15mm gold Akoya single pearls for 1980$.

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    Sounds like Mummified Pearls...

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