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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member
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    Default Are Fireballs Passé?

    I don't see listings for fireball pearls now nearly as often as 2-3 years ago. Have they lost their allure?

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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Sanippy's Avatar
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    I'm pretty sure fireballs formed out of attempts to grow round bead-nucleated freshies (Edisons etc). Perhaps as a result of improved techniques, less fireballs are being produced.

    I don't think they are passé! I love my fireball pendant!

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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert
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    I don't think so. I think the price of nuked fwp might have gone up so much that reputable vendors wait for the price to go down again when supply is in abundance. Jeremy may be able to answers this question.

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    I see them at B&M stores more than I used to. They're still not common, though.

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    I don't think so ..they have certainly increased in price over the past few years . I see them in the B&M stores quite often ...usually listed as Soufflé pearls lol

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    As production methods have improved there aren't as many new ones coming through. There are loads of rubbish ones gathering dust though

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