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    Linda, I think the necklace is a work of art. ...

    Linda, I think the necklace is a work of art. The first thing I studied were the knots using blue thread. Great idea! Clasp is a treasure and the pearls are perfect with it. Afterall they are...
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    I bought 8mm pearl earrings from Costco years ago...

    I bought 8mm pearl earrings from Costco years ago that came with an appraisal from a GIA gemologist. Doesn't specifiy whether or not they are Akoya; just cultured pearl studs in 14kt gold, but they...
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    Linda, I'm very impressed. Don't know how you...

    Linda, I'm very impressed. Don't know how you could make that necklace any better. Love the small pearls--so unique. You'll have so much fun and get soooo many compliments!
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    So do I.66466

    So do I.66466
  5. Linda, private message me with your hotel name...

    Linda, private message me with your hotel name and we'll exchange email addresses/phones so we can make arrangements for pickup. Yes, you have to disembark in Oceanside but the station is really not...
  6. Linda, there's the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort...

    Linda, there's the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and the Sheraton which are both very near the GIA. I'd be happy to pick you up if you need a ride from your hotel to the GIA. I live in the area.
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    Where do you sell your pearls? They are very...

    Where do you sell your pearls? They are very gorgeous.
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    Elaine, what a wonderful idea. I would love to...

    Elaine, what a wonderful idea. I would love to come and see you, Sarah and everyone else and all the pearls. However, we are leaving that day for an Alaska cruise. Hope everyone who can attend has...
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    To me, the choice of rose gold with those pearls...

    To me, the choice of rose gold with those pearls is perfect and you can always wear the necklace with a top that does not expose your skin if you are concerned about your skin color clashing with the...
  10. I've been wanting to do the same thing (add...

    I've been wanting to do the same thing (add smaller silver pearls) with the Tahitian keshi strand I bought from PP at the VIP Christmas sale. It would make the strand a little longer and more...
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    Abi, it was a pleasure discussing pearls with you...

    Abi, it was a pleasure discussing pearls with you on Etsy as well!:o Look forward to meeting you in person sometime soon.
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    I've posted this photo before but why not do it...

    I've posted this photo before but why not do it again since we are talking about men and pearls. This is the single Tahitian pearl necklace I purchased last year for my husband then added 2 more for...
  13. Sticky: I finally restrung one of those necklaces...

    I finally restrung one of those necklaces pictured in post #301. I found a string of amethyst gemstone beads at the College of the Desert street fair in January and used Beader's Secret Grape to...
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    Thanks, Andrew. I'll keep trying. Your studio...

    Thanks, Andrew. I'll keep trying. Your studio shots of the ladies are dreamy.
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    Andrew, this is a wonderful lesson in how to...

    Andrew, this is a wonderful lesson in how to photograph pearls beautifully. I have tried dozens of times but never get anything close to this. Mainly because I don't have all the lighting resources...
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    And Simply Adorned, your photos of the jewelry...

    And Simply Adorned, your photos of the jewelry are terrific. From experience, I know that's harder than sourcing the pearls and making the jewelry!!!
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    I ordered a single Tahitian circle on a leather...

    I ordered a single Tahitian circle on a leather necklace from PP for my husband. He wore it frequently but I felt the single pearl was too small for him. When PP had the VIP sale in December, I...
  18. I often use a battery operated pearl reamer to...

    I often use a battery operated pearl reamer to make small holes a bit larger so the thread can go through. I have used the reamer on very small rice pearls (smaller than yours) and it works...
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    Jeg, thanks so much for doing that. Very kind of...

    Jeg, thanks so much for doing that. Very kind of you to include me. No,:( I didn't see the pm or I would have surely been there. PP's vault is my favorite pearl place. There's a reason he named...
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    Am very envious (actually jealous is more like...

    Am very envious (actually jealous is more like it). Wish I had known about this. I'd have been there in a heartbeat. I have 3 SS's drops that I bought at the Ruckus which I want to get settings...
  21. Poll: Great contest, Andrew. Too much fun. I expect...

    Great contest, Andrew. Too much fun. I expect it might be easier in person to make the determination. I tried to guess by how sharp the mirroring in the pearl is. May not be the best way, but we...
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    Aloha Pearls in Kanoehe 30 miles from Honolulu. ...

    Aloha Pearls in Kanoehe 30 miles from Honolulu. 46-003 Alaloa Street next to Enterprise Rental Car. Open Monday - Saturday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Also has a wonderful site on Etsy. Very beautiful...
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    I loved reading this, Gemmologist. Thank you for...

    I loved reading this, Gemmologist. Thank you for sharing. I particularly liked the part about the pearl representing the soul. Very lovely.
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    Yes, amti, both of the small pale necklaces were...

    Yes, amti, both of the small pale necklaces were wired. Jane's necklace was knotted with Beader's Secret Grape and Terri's was knotted with Beader's Secret Gray. Even though knotting takes more...
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    Thank you all for your generous compliments. You...

    Thank you all for your generous compliments. You and this website have been a great source of inspiration and education.
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