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    Yes PD that's the one & surprisingly they were!

    Yes PD that's the one & surprisingly they were!
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    Thank you everyone! My whole family is...

    Thank you everyone!

    My whole family is excited about pearls now. Yesterday, my Mum tried on the strand I got awhile back that the seller thought was faux (the poor pearls were real they had just...
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    Sweet pearl friends, Thank you, everyone for...

    Sweet pearl friends,

    Thank you, everyone for your condolences, words of encouragement and wonderful ideas for turning the tiny pearl necklace into a pendant or double strand bracelet. I could also...
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    Today I received an update of the broken strand...

    Today I received an update of the broken strand necklace that was sent back to the original seller. I am more gut-wrenched than when I was told it was not received (and thus had accepted the loss of...
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    :-) Kat your photos are gorgeous! I love the...

    :-) Kat your photos are gorgeous! I love the natural looks of your displays. Your Tahitian dangle earrings are to die for.. I also really love the silver pearl dangle drop earrings (w/ the stearling...
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    Simply Adorned, you have the most beautiful...

    Simply Adorned, you have the most beautiful custom necklaces and pearls- I just love the rosegold floating tahitan necklace, and diamond and tahitan pearl pendant!! How lovely yours, Katbran and...
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    Kat you are so right. I had forgotten about...

    Kat you are so right. I had forgotten about import tax.

    I figure if I mentally double a listed price for any given item, that should be enough to include shipping, duty and exchange rates. At...
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    Yikes that's steep. I was really surprised the...

    Yikes that's steep.
    I was really surprised the other day when I mailed a parcel back to the US- tracked mail in Canada comes with free insurance for $100 (if you want it- otherwise, the item gets...
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    Hi Kat, Thank you for your response and...

    Hi Kat,

    Thank you for your response and perspective. Etsy sellers don't get a shipping discount from Etsy, they get a shipping discount from Canada Post (which has a small business rate that...
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    Hi Parrot Lady, Do you mean the broken faux...

    Hi Parrot Lady,
    Do you mean the broken faux strand, or the first strand I purchased that was broken to begin with? The broken vintage akoya strand, had pearls smaller than anticipated- I sent it...
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    Pearl Dreams, I was wrong. Etsy *does* take a...

    Pearl Dreams, I was wrong. Etsy *does* take a seperate percentage off a seller's shipping fees- the same fee as the sale item- 5%. Also, another good good point you brought up: I need to start...
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    Thank you Pearl Dreams. I've purchased...

    Thank you Pearl Dreams.

    I've purchased different kinds of packaging materials for mail, bubble envelopes- big & small, tissue paper, even jewelery boxes as I often see something neat and will send...
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    Hi Friends, Well I've had a pretty eventful...

    Hi Friends,

    Well I've had a pretty eventful online pearl buying journey thus far! :( This should teach me not to buy "vintage" pearls for a third of the price, but reputable new pearls from one...
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    I see, thank you PD. Yes, I agree, definitely...

    I see, thank you PD.

    Yes, I agree, definitely an imitation strand. What confused me were not the 6 glass beads on the metal loops that clearly were chipped and faux, but the pearls in some of her...
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    Hi Peal Dreams, Thank you for clarifying, and...

    Hi Peal Dreams,

    Thank you for clarifying, and providing the tip in keeping pearls fresh! I'm so glad you stipulated that I could wear them more often- I cannot wait to receive them, re-string and...
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    Hi there Simply Adorned, Yes that 5th picture...

    Hi there Simply Adorned,

    Yes that 5th picture was what had me questioning them as well. I noticed the larger/chipped drill hole right away, however I wondered if age could perhaps cause that on a...
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    Hi everyone, Thank you so much for your...

    Hi everyone,

    Thank you so much for your opinions and advice!! I was really glad to read your responses.

    I agree with you all around the price and strands. I actually had offered the owner of...
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    Online Pearl Inquiry

    Hi there Pearl Aficionados,

    I am brand new to your site and I am so appreciative to have some guidance around my pearl fascination. I apologize if this is not the correct thread, as my query...
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