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  1. Thread: Blue Akoyas

    by Bernadette
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    That Keshi is super lush, lucky you That’s...

    That Keshi is super lush, lucky you

    That’s marvelous Katbran that you were able to obtain those gorgeous Keshis, they are hard to obtain.

    I was lucky to go to Broken Bay pearls, which is an...
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    That’s a shocker Barry Crocker!! If the dealer...

    That’s a shocker Barry Crocker!!

    If the dealer is reputable they would quickly understand the issue and take the appropriate steps to compensate you.

    The photo’s clearly show the problem, and...
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    The first thing I looked at was the knots, I...

    The first thing I looked at was the knots, I reckon you have done a terrific job.

    The colour of the sapphires compliment the pearls nicely, I really Ike the combination.

    Btw the clasp is...
  4. One last suggestion, and doesn’t need a pearl...

    One last suggestion, and doesn’t need a pearl drill, just patience and time.

    Rather than pearl drills, get some twist drills of the size you mentioned (0.6 / 0.7) fit them in a pin vice (should...
  5. I agree with Pearl Dreams on using a drill bit,...

    I agree with Pearl Dreams on using a drill bit, however some skill/experience is needed in order to avoid making things worse.

    My suggestion is to use a drill two sizes smaller than the hole...
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    Really gorgeous design. They really compliment...

    Really gorgeous design. They really compliment the pearls. Kudos to you for giving soldering a go, it will open up a whole new world of creating.

    Great team work, would love to see you wearing...
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    The clasp appears to be a vintage mikimoto clasp,...

    The clasp appears to be a vintage mikimoto clasp, mixed feelings on the pearls-I reckon they are simulated and a wild guess Majorica
    pearls. The way they are peeling Is something I have seen on...
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    Scrumptious necklace....lucky you. I have...

    Scrumptious necklace....lucky you.
    I have purchased a few Tahitian Keshi strands from Druzy Design, always quality assured.
  9. They are really gorgeous earrings, and the size...

    They are really gorgeous earrings, and the size of the pearls really look divine on you.
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    Seoulite, the earrings are fabulous, the pearls...

    Seoulite, the earrings are fabulous, the pearls have a great lustre. You would pay that price just for the gold fittings in Australia.
    The price you paid for the loose pearls is terrific.
    You have...
  11. Here’s the eye candy itself :) 67049

    Here’s the eye candy itself :)

    67049
  12. Scientific first used to confirm Age of Ana Maria Pearl

    Pearls, Emeralds, History and now a scientific first - this one has it all :)

    The Swiss Gemmological Institute have used radiocarbon dating in what is a world first, to confirm the age of an...
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    Hi apsolutions, its a makers mark. My thoughts,...

    Hi apsolutions, its a makers mark. My thoughts, if you have the original box this can help with dating and provenance .

    The butterfly fittings look to me like the current type they are using at...
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    Lucky you, they are beautiful.

    Lucky you, they are beautiful.
  15. Terrific photo Blaire, that’s a mouth watering...

    Terrific photo Blaire, that’s a mouth watering necklace you are wearing.
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    Sticky: The earrings really suit you - I am totally in...

    The earrings really suit you - I am totally in awe of your Keshi necklaces, they look fabulous layered.
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    Sticky: It’s an unusual combination, it really works well...

    It’s an unusual combination, it really works well together, well done!
  18. How fantastic is that ! Hope everyone has a...

    How fantastic is that ! Hope everyone has a fabulous time.
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    Happy you enjoyed the article, it’s incredible...

    Happy you enjoyed the article, it’s incredible that a “simple” mollusk can create something, that the best of human effort still finds so challenging to achieve.
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    Pearl Nacre - More than just beauty

    A very interesting article on replicating Pearl Nacre, with some interesting intended uses, aircraft, medical and even outer space.

    ...
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    Hi Linda, congratulations on your double row...

    Hi Linda, congratulations on your double row strand, for a first attempt you have done a fantastic job.
    When using new pearls you can finish off the first strand as long as you know the starting off...
  22. BWeaves you are spot on! I am not a fan or...

    BWeaves you are spot on!

    I am not a fan or advocate for using wire\cable on pearls, I see on a daily basis in the repair side of my business, the detrimental effects of cable\wire, on pearls.
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    Yes, cultured akoya pearls. In my early days...

    Yes, cultured akoya pearls.

    In my early days of rethreading back in the eighties early ninety’s knotting pearl strands was not as popular as it is today. The couple of knots that you see at the...
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    Gorgeous! The necklace has an old world charm of...

    Gorgeous! The necklace has an old world charm of days gone bye, I reckon the photo does not do the pieces justice.
    Personally I think the lack of colour makes the coral sing.
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    Wow! Having two copies, you sure are a lucky...

    Wow! Having two copies, you sure are a lucky duck! And one signed to boot!
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