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    Hello here is a spondylus pearl
    8mm diameter and 7mm height, button shape.
    the front
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    back
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    and the flame pattern close-up, not very strong but structure is very interesting.
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    Very pretty !!

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    looking forward to get the other (bigger) one and take shots.

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    Mesmerizing!

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    Here is my Hippopus pearl , size is 16x11mm button shaped.

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    Very cool!

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    Nice fire!
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    The "texture" of the first one is quite different. I absolutely love the second one. That flame is gorgeous.

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    How special to see these in person! Thank you for sharing photos!
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    Wow, gorgeous.

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    bottom right and center : cultured akoya
    bottom right, natural saltwater
    lower strand cultured akoya and natural saltwater (it's a assembly I made, to enhance a bit a very good akoya, adding lenght, and some irregular finish)
    higher strand, natural saltwater
    top box, natural american freshwater, hammer oyster, spondylus sinensis, cassis cornuta, hippopus hippopus, trisidos semitorla, haliotis iris, pinna-atrina, from source, best bet is atrina vexillum, one has strong red fluorescence, maybe pteria sp(?!), were sold as pteria pearls.
    clasps, from left to right, victorian white gold and old mine cut diamonds(one stone is a spinel), french 18K gold with pear and swiss cut diamonds, french platinum with old mine cut diamonds and emerald, unknown white gold with old european cut and rose diamonds, french yellow gold, and french white gold with swiss cut diamonds.

    If someone has interest here, I will make pictures of my necklace boxes and share them, to show the design variation; it's very interesting (late XIX to 1950 or so)
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    I'd love to see the naturals closer up.

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    I'd love to see the naturals closer up. And the clasps.

    Beautiful collection!!

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    I have to take shots before.
    The clasp with two pear-shaped diamonds is the one for the natural pearl thread, just have to find the right needles to make it.
    I received big eye needles, but thickless is 0,5mm too large, I need 0,3mm, I may have to enlarge all the holes too, so the holes will all have same size, to fit perfectly with nice knots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWeaves View Post
    I'd love to see the naturals closer up. And the clasps.

    Beautiful collection!!
    What BWeaves said - I'm salivating!
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