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    First-graft Pearl Senior Member Camelotshadow's Avatar
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    Default My 2 Best Graduated Strands Not Mikimoto

    I'm down to really 3 strands of good pearls.

    I have a 5.1 to 8.8mm 21 inch---Mikimoto\
    but these 2 strands compare favorably.

    A 4.8 to 8.2mm 23 inch Plat Dia Clap strands & a smaller 3.3mm to 7,2mm 17.5 in.
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    Very Pretty !
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    Those are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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    Gorgeous. I love a classic strand of pearls.

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    They're lovely :-)

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    They are so beautiful, classic and perfect!

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    The orient on those strands is amazing.

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    They are really nice!

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Member Camelotshadow's Avatar
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    Thanks!!!
    Photos do not capture hardly any of the real beauty! I was very lucky to have found 2 older great strands in top condition every much as good as Mikimoto. (Just checked side by side & Mikimoto wins on luster & size & the small 17.5 inch comes very close in luster & smoothness. Platinum strand is really nice but has some blemishes & is slightly less mirrorlike on the luster but still exceptional for a least 50 + years necklace. They are all that old.

    The smaller one is mirror like & absolutely breathtaking. It came in a Apel pearl folder. Apel was in business since the late 1800's in PA & had some hi end jewelry. That's not the original clasp. It came with a plain yellow gold. I had them restrung & used that clasp from another strand where the pearls had not faired the years as well.

    The larger one is nice size & I love the platinum diamond clasp!

    The 17.5 in is only knotted at ends. I had it restrung & that's the way it was originally. I guess knotting would make it longer but its very nice at that length since its a finer graduated.
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    Oh yes! I love that platinum clasp too! Do you ever wear them together?

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Member Camelotshadow's Avatar
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    No never wore them together but its an idea. I just was lazy & did not want to take pictures seperately so put them together.

    Ive never worn the small one since it was restrung & I gues I wore the plat one once or twice...BAD ME but I am afraid to get them dirty...LOL

    I just don;t wear strands very much now. I wear tank tops & don;t go anywhere ut I really shoudl be enjoying my jewlery or sell it & get things I will wear more.

    Still everyone wants a nice strand for those special times..

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Member Camelotshadow's Avatar
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    Mikomoto in middle length is my favorite & biggest pearl strand.

    I guess I need to keep all three for those want to be draped in pearls times.

    Plat strand is longer but Miki has larger pearls & beats it n luster...

    Plat center is off center...hard to keep graduated in line but plat is more uniform in size of graduation
    where miki has impressive 8.8 mm center

    Still I am looking through my jewelry with intent to sell some to purchase others & tahitians are calling to me.
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