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    Sticky: Had some random freshwater pearls (dollar store...

    Had some random freshwater pearls (dollar store buy almost two decades ago) decided to put them to use.

    Here she is, finished tonight, hand hemmed linen freshwater pearl edged chalice/cup...
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    Hi Starlen, Beautiful fresh water pearls. ...

    Hi Starlen,

    Beautiful fresh water pearls. They are side drilled instead of top to bottom length wise. Love the flat sides. These were quite popular in the mid to late 1990's. Very pretty.
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    Massrog, Thank you for the beautiful finds.

    Massrog,

    Thank you for the beautiful finds.
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    Hi Douglas, Thanks for the Chime in about...

    Hi Douglas,

    Thanks for the Chime in about Pearls from Mexico being used as well. That I didn't know. Agreed these photos are fantastic!
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    I'm coming late to this conversation. My guess is...

    I'm coming late to this conversation. My guess is natural fresh water pearls were used. Before "over fishing" lakes, rivers and streams were awash with mollusc's that produced pearls across Russia...
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    Oh I would wear this in a heartbeat. Its lovely....

    Oh I would wear this in a heartbeat. Its lovely. may the person who ended up with have great great joy.
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    Beautiful choice, yay for self care!

    Beautiful choice, yay for self care!
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    These are all fabulous pearls and projects.

    These are all fabulous pearls and projects.
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    They are flat backed fresh water pearls. Fire...

    They are flat backed fresh water pearls. Fire mountain gems sells these pearls in strands. The clasp too. I inherited my mum’s pearl craft room she has some of these pearls and clasps. Not the only...
  10. Thread: Tahitian Tiaras???

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    That would be something to suggest to those who...

    That would be something to suggest to those who take care of the royal jewels. Never know who gets the bug in the ear to do something like that.
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    I am with Pattye and Charlotta, They look like...

    I am with Pattye and Charlotta, They look like dyed freshwater to me too.
  12. Thread: Tahitian Tiaras???

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    Most royalty now do not spend money on frivolity...

    Most royalty now do not spend money on frivolity if tiaras. Occasionally yes but mostly they are family pieces over a century old.

    Historically pearls were the ultimate status symbol. Many come...
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    I am grateful for this forum, friends near and...

    I am grateful for this forum, friends near and far and the technology to stay in touch, so far parents and family including in-laws and extended fam have not been personally affected by this virus....
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    . Have always had a fascination for royal jewels....

    . Have always had a fascination for royal jewels. This collection is divine!
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    Hey Pearl Family, Hoping everyone is doing...

    Hey Pearl Family,

    Hoping everyone is doing okay and staying healthy and busy during this time of quarantine and chaos. Life has been busy crazy even in quarantine have not had time for pearl...
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    What a beautiful ring.

    What a beautiful ring.
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    Shakespeare set Romeo and Juliette during the ...

    Shakespeare set Romeo and Juliette during the 15th century portion of the Italian renaissance. "Juliette caps" looked more like this in the 15th century.

    Look at the pearls wrapping ...
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    Terry, So very sorry for your loss. ...

    Terry,

    So very sorry for your loss. <<HUGS>>
  19. Thread: my first restring

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    Beautiful graduated strand! Fantastic job of ...

    Beautiful graduated strand! Fantastic job of incorporating extra pearls. Beautiful job!
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    This is beautiful! The Sogdian empire did some...

    This is beautiful! The Sogdian empire did some gorgeous weaving! Thank you! Pearls were a status symbol for a very long time. Love how different cultures portray that use. either in the weaving...
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    Beautiful pearls and that clasp is lovely ...

    Beautiful pearls and that clasp is lovely

    Size and length also matter when stringing. As mentioned before not everyone adheres to a knot between each pearl.

    It will be prettier just a tad...
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    Congratulations Blaire! You Look Incredible. ...

    Congratulations Blaire! You Look Incredible. Always Beautiful! So proud of you and your achievements!
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    Unique and fun. This is pretty, concept. ...

    Unique and fun. This is pretty, concept. However a piece definitely for one more dainty than I. Be afraid I'd break it.
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    Oh Octavia! Have missed you and your...

    Oh Octavia!

    Have missed you and your adventures so.
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    Congratulations on snagging some lovelies!

    Congratulations on snagging some lovelies!
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