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    Mister.Hill
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    Default Natural Abalone Pearls

    Hello to all,

    This is just a general photos for any people who are interested in viewing the Natural Abalone pearls I found. I hope you enjoy them.

    Sorry if the photos are too small, I took some of them last night and am only just getting used to this "posting on the internet" thing.

    First Pearl




    Second Pearl



    Third Pearl



    Forth Pearl

    Last edited by Mister.Hill; 10-12-2005 at 12:41 AM. Reason: Updated photos

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    Mister.Hill
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    Smile Natural Abalone Pearl - Update

    Hi All,

    I just wanted to post a link to an upcoming auction which contains one of the rare natural abalone pearls we found years ago. This is just an informational post and I thought they did a pretty good job with the photos and write up.

    Please feel free to have a look at the link below and any send through any feedback you may have.

    The site is
    Bonhams

    Kind regards,
    Jason Hill

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    Dear Jason,
    That is a truly gorgeous pearl! I love the colors. Good luck with the auction.
    Best,
    Amanda Raab
    Founder & CEO

    PurePearls.com
    Call: 1-800-762-0977
    www.purepearls.com/blog

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    Interesting shape. Looks like a shark tooth.

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    Very typical "horn" shape. I have seen the selection that Jeremy Norris carries - amazing pieces. He has some 'very' large beauties.

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    The pearl is fabulous! But I also LOVE that shell!

    Dang! I might bid on the pearl if the shell came with it! (Just kidding!)

    Actually I only want the shell......

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    Mister.Hill
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    Thanks for all the positive feedback. I really appreciate it.

    Caitlin, I know what you mean about the shells. In New Zealand it is a bit of an icon. It's everywhere being such a coastal country and I never get tired of seeing it's beautiful colours. It's the same colours that make the pearls so great.

    If you ever want a few pieces of shell just let me know and I’m sure I can find some to flick your way.

    Mr. Shepherd, I've heard so many good things about the collection held my Mr. Norris. Is any of it documented for viewing? I'd love to see some of his large "horn" pieces.

    Thanks again for your support.

    Kindest regards,
    Mister Hill

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    Super Moderator Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert jshepherd's Avatar
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    Here are a couple of them that I shot personally. He has a much wider range, of course. Unfortunately I only took a half dozen photos, and most of them were of the conch.
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    That is so beautiful - almost makes me drool. Incredible coloration and the shell is just as beautiful.

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    Mister.Hill
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    Default Abalone Pearl Development

    Hello all,

    I just wanted to show you all some quick photos that I took recently of some natural abalone pearls which were all from the single Abalone and vary in size shape and colours.

    I have had trouble finding any similar images on the internet so I thought I would take some that show the location and early stages of development for the natural pearl within the abalone. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and find them informative.

    L Hill
    www.homepages.paradise.net.nz/ljhill/


    http://static.flickr.com/37/96566440_b9bc205acf.jpg?v=0

    http://static.flickr.com/36/96566443_c08eae0dc5.jpg?v=0

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    http://static.flickr.com/25/96566445_a89a5e331f.jpg?v=0
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    Smile Additional Photos

    Here are some more photos from another Abalone we found just two days ago.

    There were about 30 of these little ones inside and even though the are tiny, the colours are still amazing to look at.

    Also, does anyone know how to correctly insert an image into a post? I used the insert button and it looks ok, but as soon as I save it, it reverts to a text link?

    http://static.flickr.com/26/96636822_089daa7265.jpg?v=0

    http://static.flickr.com/19/96636823_4489338d7d.jpg?v=0

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    Default New Zealand Abalone

    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin Williams
    The pearl is fabulous! But I also LOVE that shell!

    Dang! I might bid on the pearl if the shell came with it! (Just kidding!)

    Actually I only want the shell......


    Caitlin,

    just wanted to let you know that I got a beautiful Abalone shell through my sister-in-law. If possible I take some photos and post them on this forum for all the members to see. It is rather old and even more beautiful than the one in the Bonham photo. It is 15,5 cm x 12,5 cm so it has to be a grown-up so to say. On the outer side it has streaks of pink, green, silver. I have a question about the "holes" in the shell: does anyone know what function these holes have?

    Regards

    Jerin

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    Mister.Hill
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    Default Abalone Shells

    Hi Jerin,

    We'd love to see the photos of your abalone shell. They're always so amazing to look at.

    I think I have a couple of photos myself that I could post.. Just give me some time to find them. A couple of them even show the pearls forming on the shell. In this case we actually found a number of small natural pearls within the abalone as well. I think I posted the photos of these in a seperate post somewhere.

    Look forward to seeing the photos.

    Kind regards

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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
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    Hi Inge
    I would love to see a photo. I also owe you a letter. Hope to catch up soon!

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    Default Photos of Abalone shell

    Hi, everyone

    here the promised photos thanks to my husband. The shell measures 12,5 x 15,5 cm.

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    Hope you enjoy them!

    Inge