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    Even the pearls wear pearls !

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    This is the Night Market - blocks of little stalls selling trash and treasure ,,, little restaurants crammed into the mix . Absolutely packed .. Betty led the way to a favourite Nepalese restaurant . Up and down the streets..back and forth ..trying to find the address . All in the crush of people, the heat and stilfling humidity . Boy was I looking forward to. Tall glass of Iced Lemon Tea and a marvellous meal.

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    And ..TaDaaah! Here we are ! Good thing we booked ! Seats 16 ..snugly. Food ...WONDERFUL! One woman cooks and a young man waits tables. Good thing I love little ' hole in the wall' spots like this . Eating in HK is much like buying pearls in HK. It's easy to buy the best ..or eat the best ..you go to the top places and throw lots of money at them . The trick is finding the best at a better price by sorting through all the possibilities. That takes days and days and days of nothing but sitting in offices and sorting through pearls. Or sorting through all the little restaurants to find one that is top notch ! A local Hong Kong resident who has worked in top quality pearls for a Japanese company put us onto this place ! God bless local knowledge!!



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    Can anyone see Katbran's photos on posts #16 and #18? The photo in #17 is showing ...
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    The boss was in the office this week and sitting at my table putting together necklaces ...this was ( I apologise for the poor photo ) a nong rope , continuous design . Very large , pale Ripples. There used to be lots of these pale pale ones around but as the colours improved they aren't quite as dominant. He was very pleased with it ! Personally I like a bit more colour depth ..pale but still with colour . But it was pretty...be darn heavy ...they were really big. They look a bit darker in,this photo .. when down on the table they darkened , wearing them they looked pale. Just the way the light worked . ( lighting is dreadful in the offices..all long tube yellow flickering fluorescent...ugh

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    Once again the Boss is building! I commented on how lovely it was ..he was going through a pile of large drop Ming ( like Edison in that they are bead nucleated) WSS and Tahitians, and had just started . He looked up and said , next ones for you ... I was most happy ! I hadn't planned on it but after he offered to do one for me I just crossed my fingers that I wouldn't have to sell my car ! We all joked that he should autograph the Card . ( he also let me switch around a few afterwards lol .. )

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    Here we have some of the very top top from this office . Bead nucleated large and quite round ...I wouldn't have to sell the car ..unless I wanted 3 of them ...

    ( though I'd switch out that centre pearl lol. All the others were round )

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    This is the photo in post 18. I can't see post 16 photo.

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    Katbran, try sizing your photos in post #22 smaller. Maybe then they will show up.

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    Three shades of gold . Photo is poor due to the lighting ..I'm sure it's not my sub par skills. . Champagne , light gold and mid gold. They were very honest and told me straight away that the mid gold was ' enhanced' . A better job than most ! All very reasonable due to the lower quality . ( and the dye job ) but all credit to them for being up front ..lots of places might not say .

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    Thanks so much for reporting, Katbran!

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    No worries Marianne! You are all very welcome ! Happy to do so ..I'm cherry picking the photos to avoid my things which I put on Instagram ..so they are all ' neutral territory ' lol Though I'm not sure why some aren't coming through...

    I have a video of an employee knotting that big pale strand ..but not sure how to get it from my iPad :0 so I put it on IG . If anyone knows how to get a URL off an iPad ..lol

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    Kat, your reports are most informative! I look forward to seeing your photos and hope that they eventually pop up! But for now, your description are a fun read.
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    Fantastic pictures, so much so I have to clean the stove! I was ogling the eye candy so much my potatoes overboild for my shepherds pie

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