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Thread: Best Size for Freshwaters

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    Valeria101 Guest

    Default Best Size for Freshwaters

    Admitting that fine pearls are getting harder to find the LARGER you want them, what size range allows for great quality easily?

    Let me rephrase: for example, I would not be too surprised to find 4-5mm pearls with nice water etc. A 12mm pearl looking as a magnified version of the little gorgeous ones would make quite a surprise! So, what's a good size to look for when size and quality need to be balanced?

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    perlas Guest


    In my area, 7-8mm. Great luster and water, nice roundness, blemish-free.

    Once the pearls step to 8-9mm, still possible but quite difficult. If the strands are blemish-free with great luster, roundness is compensated (off round). A perfectly round, blemish-free, nice luster and water would have to be assembled... cherry-picked pearl by pearl.
    Last edited by perlas; 03-05-2007 at 01:00 AM.

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    Victoria Canada, and Los Angeles, CA


    I agree, I'd say 8mm and smaller - just because they are soo common, the chance of a really nice one increases.
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    Join Date
    Feb 2012


    I have a strand that is 8- 9 mm (which by my measurement, really means 8 mm). First I had ordered the 7- 8 mm size (by my measurement, meaning 7 mm), but they just didn't seem to me to have much presence on me or somethuing. So I upgraded. I did not notice any lowering in quality, but there was a pretty large price increase.
    Last edited by Sea Urchin; 02-11-2012 at 04:42 PM.

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