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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Amrita's Avatar
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    Here's another picture where I think the colour and lustre are showing better....
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    Gorgeous grape gumballs, Amrita!

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    Lovely color there, Amrita!

    I guess these are what Pacific Pearls refers to as "in-body bead-nucleated freshwater pearls"? (article: http://pacificpearls.us/in-body-bead...hwater-pearls/)

    Catherine Cardellini is calling hers "Moonglow" pearls; Jeremy calls them "Edison".

    Is there an industry-wide standard name for this type of pearl, other than the cumbersome descriptive term used by Pacific Pearls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amrita View Post
    Do you mean a colour like this? This is a purple Edison strand 12-15mm in purple and I think the lustre is really nice too, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
    Lovely color there, Amrita!

    I guess these are what Pacific Pearls refers to as "in-body bead-nucleated freshwater pearls"? (article: http://pacificpearls.us/in-body-bead...hwater-pearls/)

    Catherine Cardellini is calling hers "Moonglow" pearls; Jeremy calls them "Edison".

    Is there an industry-wide standard name for this type of pearl, other than the cumbersome descriptive term used by Pacific Pearls?
    Edison pearls are the brand name of the (original?) developer, Grace Pearls. I guess everyone else is another company or pearls sold off by Grace like the Paspaley pearls that don't deserve the Premier brand name....
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    They're all big and beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin View Post
    Edison pearls are the brand name of the (original?) developer, Grace Pearls. I guess everyone else is another company or pearls sold off by Grace like the Paspaley pearls that don't deserve the Premier brand name....

    Interesting, Caitlin, I didn't know that.

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    Thanks all!
    They are widely known as Edison Pearls in the China pearl circle...
    However, not all bead nucleated FWs are Edisons..

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    I like the name "Moonglow" the best!

    I saw lavender one in the past exhibition, luster is very nice but not exactly metallic. The one Amrita posted, however, is closer to what I desired. What a gorgeous necklace!
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    There are plenty of bead nucleated natural colour pearls around which aren't 'Edison' pearls- even Grace has them. It sells 'Edison' pearls separately, even the prototype white ones. Different paperwork even

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    Argh, Amrita! Don't do that to us!

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    Okay...what is the difference between Edisons and other in-body (as opposed to flameball) bead-nuke pearls, besides the name? Is it size, quality etc? Or some other difference?

    Seeing so many round bead nukes makes me wonder how long until there are no more solid nacre pearls to be bought....I think the solid nacre pearls we have now will someday be hard to find. With a bead inside, the mussels wouldn't have to be left in the water so long...I just looked at the Grace website and they say the bead nuke shortens the cycle by 2/3.
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    I think you are right Pearl Dreams, but it should take a while...I hope.
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    Thanks everyone! Yes, aren't they "grapes" that leave you agape?
    Karin, sorry, but sometimes can't resist doing that!
    PD, that might happen some time in the distant future, but not anytime soon, I reckon... Right now the Edisons are priced in the range of the SSPs....don't know how that price equation is going to work in the future...

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    Just think PD you stated this in 2012...ESP perhaps? Funny because this topic came up again many weeks ago now when Jeremy introduced the "Tiny Edisons". I struggled to express my thoughts on that and still have not reconciled my thoughts on it. I like the idea of the very strong colors of edisons and the "round" nature they can produce, but one of CFWP strong points were although most are off round and baroque, they are solid nacre.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
    Okay...what is the difference between Edisons and other in-body (as opposed to flameball) bead-nuke pearls, besides the name? Is it size, quality etc? Or some other difference?

    Seeing so many round bead nukes makes me wonder how long until there are no more solid nacre pearls to be bought....I think the solid nacre pearls we have now will someday be hard to find. With a bead inside, the mussels wouldn't have to be left in the water so long...I just looked at the Grace website and they say the bead nuke shortens the cycle by 2/3.

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