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    I just realized today that I had not yet posted a "good" picture of the new freshwater pearls for you all to enjoy. These are pretty hard to argue with.
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    Hi Jeremy,
    these are tissue nucleated pearls. They are too round

    Ricardo Cunha Lima

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    My dream come true.

    Literally. I was asking if such pearls were possible, barely a year ago, and here they are.

    10mm?
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    How to hand-knot pearls without a tool

    My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

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    They are tissue-nucleated freshwater pearls. This particular strand is 8-9mm (or 8.1-8.8mm to be exact). I have compressed the picture (actual is about 600% larger) just to get it on the screen and upload it to this forum. We took the giant pic to send to a jounalist that wanted an up-close examination.

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    Here it is a little closer - same pic.
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    And a very close-up.
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    Jeremy,
    Absolutely stunning!

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    Absolutely amazing! There is no way I would have thought they were freshwater pearls.

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    They are beautiful. I'll just come on out and ask. Expensive too, aren't they?

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    Not as bad as you might think. The larger sizes (10mm+), however, will climb a bit. But still not as costly as comparable Akoya. Unless someone were to purchase them "per pearl" from factories/farms and create just a few. I think we have about 1200 currently and that has brought it down tremendously.

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    Stunning!! When you say 1200, do you mean strands?

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    Yes, about 1200 strands. Not all are quite good enough for us to call them freshadama. Those we have moved over to our AAA stock, which means our AAA stock is now better than any available hanks from China as well (as they were also loose-pearl matched). This is why it took us so long to separate and price them. I have a few kilos of 10-11mm that are the same, and those should arrive on Monday.

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    Jeremy,

    Absolutely Stunning!

    Ash

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    WOW!

    Nicely and carefully matched. Though there are some freshadamas scattered all over Asia, they are not as perfectly matched as these ones.

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    What does the term freshadama stand for. Not familiar with it. Could take a guess! Fresh water with Adamantine luster?