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  • #31
    Wow, very impressive detective work, Dave.

    Cathy, it is beautiful and such a statement piece!

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    • #32
      Thanks Dave for the educational post, I never would have guessed akoya. It's a really beautiful pearl Cathy.

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      • #33
        Thank you Dave. I thought it was too big to be akoya ... much appreciate your input and well documented analysis!
        Cathy

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        • #34
          Originally posted by CathyKeshi View Post
          Thank you Dave. I thought it was too big to be akoya ... much appreciate your input and well documented analysis!
          I haven't given up the possibility of SS origin. It scored one point less is all.

          Give any oyster an extra year or two in the water, this is a result.

          Sometimes oysters are missed or abandoned at harvest time, perhaps a few may fall the sea floor only to be gathered later.

          The only obvious provenance is the setting, which appears fashioned to the pearl. That implies some value, but we can never be sure it's relative to that value.

          As to ID, one can never say never without elaborate examination, so on visual analysis alone I'm 60/40 akoya/ss. Same genus, similar species.

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          • #35
            So, Cathy, did you get a blue Vietnamese akoya strand for this beauty of a pendant?

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            • #36
              Gulp Red ... never thought of putting this on a BV akoya strand! I do have a couple though ... and a new little tiny one on order LOL ... will give them a try

              Dave, thanks again ... I love reading the science details. I bought it because I loved it's unique personality, and I paid no more than the (tested in front of me) gold setting content, so I'm content
              Cathy

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              • #37
                I'm going to say South Seas, and perhaps a gassy one. I encountered some pearls similar to these some years ago and went through the old posts to find this picture. Does it look like you are looking through water to see the color? It's really amazing, and a great find. Someone was very smart in the way they set that pearl.
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                • #38
                  Lovely pearls Sheryl !
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                  • #39
                    Hi Sheryl ... Wow, those 3 pearls are so beautiful! I would say mine does not have the deep underwater luster yours have. But I like it, and I'm crazy about the setting, so it's a win for me Thanks for reposting those photos.
                    Cathy

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                    • #40
                      You've reminded me of this blue pearl Click image for larger version

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                      • #41
                        Wow, the only word I can think of is incredible! Those are all stunning pearls, whatever type they are!
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                        • #42
                          Cathy, your blue pearl is a glorious to my eyes! I absolutely love the different hues and the "organic" mount!
                          For sure I'd have grabed it too :-)

                          Perlescence, wow! Your pearl is sooo desirable!!!

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                          • #43
                            Wendy, how did you use that beautiful large blue? And Cathy, I'd love to see big blue with the new akoyas!
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                            • #44
                              Thank you Kyratango ... I think we both have "tiger hunting" skills Oh, how about "La Tigerina" as a name for your pearl?

                              JerseyPearl, hubby and I have been down with the nasty cold thingy going around ... I completely forgot about trying the blue pearl with the blue pearls, and my new little ones are languishing lonely in their box ... tomorrow's project, with Thanks to you for the reminder! PS ... If there is another ruckus I do hope you come ... I'm just dying to see some of your work
                              Cathy

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