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    I haven't blogged about the Tahitian souffle yet, but here is a photo of Hisano wearing one in Tahiti.

    We happened upon one lot at the Hong Kong show in September. A farmer had been holding them before they could be exported and tried to sell them at the show. His asking price was very high and he only wanted to sell the lot without selection - some were nice others not. I don't remember exactly how much he wanted for the lot, but it was somewhere between $70,000 and $80,000. I don't think he sold it.

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    Jeremy, thank you to have corrected the title of my thread I hadn't understood that the usual name to call these pearls was frensh origin.
    Hisano must be especially interested for tracking these new technological developments, but looking at the price of first pieces, not yet common using. I have read your blog about this kind of new expansive bead, absorbing liquids to do... I should be curious to know if water pearl gel have been tried. They are, first, very small spherical pieces of hydrogel polymers becoming quickly big perfect round pearls, bathing in water (A bit smaller in saltwater), without any chemical dangers, theorically. If I was pearl farmer, I think I should sleep with my oysters, to make so many experiences.
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    My Tahitian souffle strand that I got when I visited Pearl Paradise last month

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    Wow, exceptional luster and lots of character, both the pearls and the wearer! That's our Newberry!
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    I saw Newberry model this strand in person, and it really popped against her skin. The glamour photo helps tell why, with so many of the pearls having a bluish cast to the colors/overtones. A nice match of pearl strand to wearer. And, I love the wonderful shapes and the light weight of these pearls. I hope that Jeremy can find more in the future.

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    Really special soufflés, Hisano and Newberry (and Jeremy). They look fabulous on both of you!

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