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    Just finished watching this site....Total Bull****. Neon Green, Pink Minnie, Zoolander which is grey....and the BS goes on and on.

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    Toryrenee, welcome to Pearl-Guide!
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    Thank you, Dave, for such a lovely story of the value of childhood wonder and exploration, as well as of the value of integrity.

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    im so glad I found this thread. we were looking into opening our own pearl business but I wanted to research it more and frankly even if I was honest with consumers about where the pearls were coming from and what they were I cant justify killing oysters just for entertainment. Thank you for all the helpful information!

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    Welcome, jennyb!

    Hope you'll hang around and learn just how amazing the huge variety of pearls are!
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    Yes I have found wholesalers that you can order in bulk by color. I found one that in bulk package they tell you what's in there. I was wondering how they know. But then I figured they knew by what they started them off with?

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    Hi Lori

    Can you please share the contact information as to where you can get these oysters and pendants from. You can email it to me if you are able my email is whelan.tm@hotmail.com .

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    Tina2017,
    There are many good threads on this forum that present reasons why the selling of freshwater pearls inside dead juvenile akoya oysters is a poor business practice. Please do yourself a favor and read more before attempting to start such a business.

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    How did I miss your story, Dave? It was wonderful to read and I couldn't agree more!

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    Dave,

    I loved reading your story! After 36 years, I have never seen someone crack a tooth on a pearl...many other things including an occasional tongue ring, but never a pearl. Great pictures as well!

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    Where to buy akoya oysters with pearls in them. I got taken by two vendors from eBay. They were from China and sent me garbage oysters. So disappointing.

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    tcud186, if you read this thread you will see many reasons why we don't encourage people to engage in buying/selling akoya (saltwater) oysters with freshwater pearls in them. Please see the private message I sent you in explanation of why I merged your thread with this one.

    I'm sorry you were sent garbage, but there are many good pearls available that are not sold in oysters.
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    Would you be willing to share the info on this farm? I am looking for real akoyas in the shell vs. Freshwater in Akoya shells. Also do you know if they dye them all different colors or do they sell only the natural colors? Also one unrelated question. Have you ever heard of Fire and Ice Akoya pearls or Mystic/Rainbow Akoya pearls?

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    Janet56, Welcome to Pearl-Guide.

    If you read this thread and others like it you will see that akoyas in the shell are simply not being sold by akoya pearl farmers. Partly because it's generally illegal for them to sell to the public, but also because that is not their business model.

    I have not heard of the terms you mentioned, but it sounds like dye treatments being done to low quality freshwater pearls to inflate their perceived value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcud186@gmail.com View Post
    Where to buy akoya oysters with pearls in them. I got taken by two vendors from eBay. They were from China and sent me garbage oysters. So disappointing.
    Sorry that's all this fad is. Garbage pearls stuffed into sick, sad, little oysters for the amusement of people who somehow think they're getting something for nothing.

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    Those names for the colors sound very much like the cr@p that comes out of party hosts' mouths...made up, just like the rest of the scam.
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