Yes, the SoC pearls amount to about 5 kilos a year of harvest for the round ones. Compared to millions of tons of freshwaters and at least a ton or more of SS and Tahitians. These pearls are rare. You have to be in the know to get them or just happen to be on the right cruise ship in the Sea of Cortez!
So count yourself lucky and keep saving up, because these pearls are never the least expensive ones!
IMHO, they are the most beautiful of all! Although most of the other pearls are good enough, these are really special.
The mabe pearls show the best colors for the best prices- a lucky thing- because they can harvest more of those compared to the rounds.
Wait, stop!!! I read the word "liquidation". What's this about, where, is someone pulling a leg?
Last edited by lisa c; 02-22-2012 at 05:28 PM.
Hello everybody, My name is Linda, and I'm a pearlaholic ....
ROFL!!!!!! That's a good one!
they are very very rare by numbers (which immediately makes them expensive) - but they nevertheless sit an an affordable level
if you really like them - check out this thread.....
Caitlin: What .... no one else came up with pearlaholic? Chuckle ... hard to believe.
Alex: oh yes, oh yes ..... I have seen that thread .... the thread I keep going back to .... the thread of my undoing.
Have a nice day all.
So the PG vocabulary so far is......
Pearlography - GemGeek
Pearlitzer - Caitlin
Pearldar - Alex
Pearlitus - Wild Onion
Pearlicious - Isabelle
Pearlaholic - Linda
I first used pearllicious on 8/12/08.
Pattye also used purplelicious, in the post before mine and was what inspired mine.
Also pearlitis is found in this thread starting in 2009. I thought I made that one up too, but I couldn't find it in the thread.
So, the spellings are new, the words, not so much.
But Please keep inventing and collecting them!!!
You guys are too funny! Did I tell you I love this forum...?