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    Default What to do with articles like this?

    I'm no expert but here's an article that made me go "uhm, really?"

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ffany-10166906

    Quotable quotes include:

    "The whiter the pearl, the more expensive." (sorry gold ssp's and SoC's!)

    "South Sea pearls, which tend to be rounder, are more expensive because they are grown from oysters." (I wish all ssps were round, or at least the bulk of them!)

    and my personal favorite:

    "An example of a South Sea pearl is the Akoya pearl, which is found mostly in Japan and China and is known for its lustre, as there are processing methods that the Japanese are very good at" (okaaaaaaay!)

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    CrazyMissy, there are many informations out of rational controls, now, and about every topics. Maybe that's the result of the hard contest between such a great number of media, especially digital.

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    Well the knowledge and preference for pearl quality of fashionistas and pearl lovers can be different. I prefer "garish" colored pearls (terms borrowed from kojima pearl's post lol) so pearls being too white (aka lack of overtones) and from brand names are not really my taste. Also why dont they just use the term "saltwater pearls" like normal people? I guess they thought "south sea"=fancier terms for "saltwater"

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    I also prefer those "not your grandmother's pearls" type. But okay, I think the British royal family only wear white pearls. I hope Pearlescence can tell us more. I've seen the Dutch queen Máxima wearing a strand of gssp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericw View Post
    CrazyMissy, there are many informations out of rational controls, now, and about every topics. Maybe that's the result of the hard contest between such a great number of media, especially digital.
    True ericw, fake news are all over the place these days. But I kinda expect better research from a news outlet trying to educate the viewers. A little fact finding and not simply relying on a couple of resource people separates real newsmen/women and well, bloggers? gossip sites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pareltje View Post
    I also prefer those "not your grandmother's pearls" type. But okay, I think the British royal family only wear white pearls. I hope Pearlescence can tell us more. I've seen the Dutch queen Máxima wearing a strand of gssp.
    I remember the queen wearing a colored triple strand necklace in her address after Princess Diana's death... ah yes, here it is! (dunno if the pearls are colored or maybe it's just the lighting, hahaha!) See, the internet can be a friend in fact-finding!


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    CrazyMissy I think the Queen was wearing white pearls, it's just the lighting that make them look colorful. As the British royalty has pretty strict rules for fashion, I doubt that she would wear colorful pearls for that occasion.

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    They are one of her two triple white necklaces, that one given to her by her father on her 21st birthday. A coloured strand would be totally inappropriate given the circumstances.

    Incidentally, when that scene was created in the film with Helen Mirren the room used was in Goldsmith's Hall. I've been in it (but not Buckingham Palace)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyMissy View Post
    True ericw, fake news are all over the place these days. But I kinda expect better research from a news outlet trying to educate the viewers. A little fact finding and not simply relying on a couple of resource people separates real newsmen/women and well, bloggers? gossip sites?
    Your question is truly important, CrazyMissy, so much than it's difficult to answer. Just talking of press (social networks are/have a great problem deserving a special study, but interlinked with our subject), first, each country has its particular rule about newsmen/women accreditation. For exemple, in France, a hard graduate to get is required, in Italia, nothing. That's changing quality of information according to the country. Second, digital media are anytime in the rush, to make the buzz and keep their followers, not at all a good feeling to verify informations. And, at last, to finance true reportings made by true newsmen or women is expensive, thus the way of most of new media is to replicate informations found here and there, well knowing that such a general move will not give to the non-specialist readers any means to doubt of these informations. The assessment is catastrophic : did you imagine that two per cent of french people believe now that earth is flat, against all what they have learnt at school?! And I don't talk about the rest...
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