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    Originally posted by GemGeek View Post
    Ikecho is the name of the mussel that they grow in. Everyone has probably seen this photo before, but here they are. You'll see what I mean about the matching, except that they are enormous...

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    I'm now thinking of setting them into rose gold.

    Hi Olga and Blaire,
    I check once again what there was asbout the Ikecho pearls and found posts #37 and # 38 on the thread "innovation continues in Chinese Freshwater Pearl Culture under

    Pearling Industry News.
    The posts are from August 17 and 18, 2007.

    Fireball and Ikecho are the same pearls, Ikecho in japanese means Biwa Pearly Mussel acc. to Jeremy.

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    Originally posted by Pearlgully
    At the GLDA gem show in Tucson, U.S. Pearl Co. had many pairs of button pearls in beautiful metallic colors approx. 12-13mm. Just give Mr. Peach a call. If you need the number, PM me and I'll look for the info.

    Gail
    I think I found the contact: HERE

    Thanks

    If it wasn't for the Tucson thread and your nudge, there's nothing on that website to tell what the company really is good at!

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    Hi olmander,

    I don't think what you have there are Ikecho. They are just very cute and plump Chinese freshwater baroques.

    Slraep

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  • olmander
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    Ikecho is the name of the mussel that they grow in. Everyone has probably seen this photo before, but here they are. You'll see what I mean about the matching, except that they are enormous...
    Blaire, sorry for ignorance: it is first time that I hear about Ikechos. What is so special about this mussel? Is it also in China? Why does it produce such silky surface? Is it something new or did I just miss it?

    Could this also be Ikecho? The glow is very different from my other FW pearls and they are large, so I have already got a suspicion that it might be some other variety or another method to produce them. Maybe just nucleated of course...

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    Originally posted by Valeria101 View Post
    How about some freshwater rounds around 13mm? Who has them?
    At the GLDA gem show in Tucson, U.S. Pearl Co. had many pairs of button pearls in beautiful metallic colors approx. 12-13mm. Just give Mr. Peach a call. If you need the number, PM me and I'll look for the info.



    Gail

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    Originally posted by olmander

    Valeria, I do have large FW rounds 12 mm. ...still look quite impressive.
    They sure are impressive!

    I meant... single pearls or pairs at most , not a strand Now that would have definitely been a surprise - getting a strand of 13+ mm round & fine freshwater pearls to come out of the bush all of a sudden

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  • olmander
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    Blaire, your Ikechos are indeed absolutely stunning! My earings are also with rose gold

    Valeria, I do have large FW rounds 12 mm. But still not as large as 13... And those are of course not so perfect as the small ones. But still look quite impressive. Here they are:

    Last edited by olmander; 02-19-2008, 08:48 AM.

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    How about some freshwater rounds around 13mm? Who has them?

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    Originally posted by olmander View Post
    Thank you, Blaire! Quite a compliment for such a beginner as me .
    What is Ikechos? (sorry for ignorance)
    Ikecho is the name of the mussel that they grow in. Everyone has probably seen this photo before, but here they are. You'll see what I mean about the matching, except that they are enormous...

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    I'm now thinking of setting them into rose gold.

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    Originally posted by olmander View Post
    Thank you, Blaire! Quite a compliment for such a beginner as me .
    What is Ikechos? (sorry for ignorance)

    Olga,

    they are lovely. I believ Ikechos are the s.c. Fireballs, that is bead- and tissunucleated pearls.

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  • olmander
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    Thank you, Blaire! Quite a compliment for such a beginner as me .
    What is Ikechos? (sorry for ignorance)

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    I'm sure this isn't the first time I've said you have excellent taste! Those pearls look a lot like my faboo Ikechos, silky and shiny at the same time.

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  • olmander
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    Wow, it looks like I've accidentally won a lottery . It was love from the first sight!

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  • jshepherd
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    They are not necessarily bead-nucleated at that size. In fact, chances are they are just large tissue-nukes. 12 mm is not abnormal in an off round size. Making a pair, and a fine pair with great luster is more abnormal.

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    Nice. Very nice. The lustre's not bad either! I don't think they are nucleated.

    Slraep

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