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    Default South Sea Pearl Nacre Thickness

    Hisano sliced a 14.5 mm South Sea pearl in half this morning to make a geode piece for one of her clients. I happened to see it and had to take a photo.

    The pearl has 4 mm of nacre on either side at the thinnest point. The thickness is incredible!

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    Incredible!

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing. It's great to see visually just how thick the nacre can be.

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    That is very impressive!

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    Ok, aside from the thickness of the nacre, I can't get over that a geode is going to be made from a 14.5m WSSP!?!?!?!
    AAAHHHH what a piece it is going to turn out - Jeremy would you please post and share the finished product?
    Very curious to see it!!!

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    That's amazing. And, yes, I vote for seeing the finished product, too.

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    The finished piece will be going to the Laughing Dog Gallery in Florida!

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    Will she be able to fit a geode in there? So much nacre, so little space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_Disdain View Post
    Will she be able to fit a geode in there? So much nacre, so little space.
    She actually bores them out more in order to set the stones. It will be beautiful, I am sure!

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    Fascinating, thank you, Jeremy!
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    Bet that's going to be lovely! And not "boring" at all!
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    That's incredible. I so hope we get to see a peek at the finished little H piece!
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    Where's The Laughing Dog Gallery in Florida? Ah, Vero Beach. Long way from me.

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    I read on the GIA WEbsite that lustre of pearls corresponds to nacre thickness. Is that correct?

    I am confused: are lustre and thickness of nacre two different issues? So that Lustre can fade but nacre remains thick.

    Or is it such that if nacre is thick, then lustre is also best, so several years later, lustre remains the same, even if nacre has thinned out?

    I am new here to pearls. Just learning.

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    That's wonderful depth on that pearl !! I'll bet Hisano makes something marvellous!

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