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    if necklace is 16", it makes about 8mm for one...

    if necklace is 16", it makes about 8mm for one pearl, so it should be akoya in this case.
    I have a 9,5mm akoya on a necklace, so they can be big, but a choker, most of times they are smaller.
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    Depending on you skin complexion, and also your...

    Depending on you skin complexion, and also your size, if you are petite or not, large shoulders, fine neck or so, small pearls can be very good.
    Over 12mm it looks so big it looks like a tibetan...
  3. News from today, a daisy ring with oldcut...

    News from today, a daisy ring with oldcut diamonds and natural pearl
    The pearl is 7mm but damaged I will have to replace it.
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    I can get a mold made to my need and cast some...

    I can get a mold made to my need and cast some myself deom black silicone and offer for sale to cover the mold cost.
    If someone is interested, please PM, if several are interested I can definitely...
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    Here is my display, I made custom silicone...

    Here is my display, I made custom silicone shapes, to avoid the strong light in the eyes, so light goes inside the pearl only.
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    My mistake! if so, very good pearls! What is...

    My mistake! if so, very good pearls!
    What is strange is there is noecklace description, how many pearls, weight, lenght, diameter, doesn't look like a GIA or LFG certificate.
    LFG, you have photo of...
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    Hi, The french eagle is still used, so it's not...

    Hi,
    The french eagle is still used, so it's not specific from 1838-1919 period.
    However that clasp looks early XX time, maybe even XIX,.
    Hexagonal shape like this seemed to be fashionned in Nap...
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    The main pearl is almost 1cm and main diamond...

    The main pearl is almost 1cm and main diamond about 5,5mm.
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    Beadsmith Official sponsor for artists. ...

    Beadsmith

    Official sponsor for artists.

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    these are blister, right?

    these are blister, right?
  11. 57mm brooch, french silver, biggest pearl is...

    57mm brooch, french silver, biggest pearl is 3,6mm
    Not a big jewelry piece, but still good looking.
    Sold in "original box(german address) by a french seller, who probably didn't see the french...
  12. Macro lenses in general are good, but hard to use...

    Macro lenses in general are good, but hard to use because mostly not stabilized, you need a foot and long time exposure.
    When I shoot small items I use low iso, small aperture, long time exposure,...
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    I think I shared them somewhere. I need much...

    I think I shared them somewhere.
    I need much better camera, because size is so small..
    I have 3, from one to 3,5mm(probably biggest known), shell opening is less than 10mm and 10mm opening is for...
  14. Taken with sigma 180mm apo macro(great), on canon...

    Taken with sigma 180mm apo macro(great), on canon eos 6D(bad)
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    My first thought after seeing the picture was...

    My first thought after seeing the picture was chinese freshwater.
    A friend of mine is selling tumbled stones, and sometimes I help him.
    He has thousands of these button pearls, some are very nice,...
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    Sticky: what canon do you have, my macro lens is for...

    what canon do you have, my macro lens is for canon mount, if you are interested, I can let it go as I plan to buy new camera, but different mount.
    send pm if you want.
    Yes, phones are not cameras,...
  17. 50mm long and 15x13mm pearl. Strong pink...

    50mm long and 15x13mm pearl.
    Strong pink overtone on one side and some green-bluish overtone on other.

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    Sticky: yeah, I am waiting for house to be sold and...

    yeah, I am waiting for house to be sold and upgrade my photography stuff, buying a new Eos R5 and a specific lens, lots of money, but it will be worth the price.
    I will sell my actual macro lens,...
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    Sticky: use black wax, or like I made, a silicone piece...

    use black wax, or like I made, a silicone piece with a hole, very useful to make candling, you avoid the strong light in the face (and camera and all goes inside the pearl, also, the pearl is held in...
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    The necklace and the clasp 77060

    The necklace and the clasp
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  21. left one seems to have better luster, and maybe...

    left one seems to have better luster, and maybe color, looks more white, if we can think white is better.
    I prefer the best luster, not necessary the white color, but luster looks better for me.
    It...
  22. It's a weird blister with some hand shaping. I...

    It's a weird blister with some hand shaping.
    I have about hundred of old american freshwater pearls, and handwork was quite common.
    For the necklace, not easy to be sure from the picture, but...
  23. I found that brooch Lenght is 38mm 23mm...

    I found that brooch
    Lenght is 38mm
    23mm american freshwater, blister, some handwork on the beak.
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  24. Pearls are small but if price is decent, it's...

    Pearls are small but if price is decent, it's nice item.
    Not horse enthusiast related item, more a luck charm IMO, like those 4 leaves, or wishbones.
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    I bought, because description was saying "13mm...

    I bought, because description was saying "13mm center pearl" .
    As 13mm akoyas didn't exist, this may have been natural strand.
    But if right description would have been made, 7mm center pearl, I...
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