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  1. Thread: Blue Akoyas

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    I'm very pleased ! I'm ready when you are .... :D

    I'm very pleased ! I'm ready when you are .... :D
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    Lustre looks great ! Single pearls can be a very...

    Lustre looks great ! Single pearls can be a very expensive way to buy a strand but you at least know what you are getting in each pearl. Well done.
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    They look like SS pearls to me too. Could be...

    They look like SS pearls to me too. Could be that the drill holes on the large pearls are a bit bigger and the knots sit in more ? Next time I'm in the Paspaley store I'm going to take a close look...
  4. Thread: Pearl Diary

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    I love the oval Tahitians ... lovely colour and...

    I love the oval Tahitians ... lovely colour and it's my fav shape :) That building is gorgeous !! And Grey Tahitians can be really lovely, they are such a wonderful neutral pearl. They work...
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    They do look like Tahitians and the lustre is...

    They do look like Tahitians and the lustre is fine. I' ve seen lots of Tathians sold with Sterling as it keeps the cost way down.
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    Oh wow ! Those earrings are amazing ... that...

    Oh wow ! Those earrings are amazing ... that pearl is soooo long !! I absolutely love the tiny pearl filled ones - my favourite filling :)

    The double blues are beautiful !! And the Abalone...
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    Sticky: jeg I love those FIJI pearls ! We were lucky to...

    jeg I love those FIJI pearls ! We were lucky to get them from Cees when his friend bought the whole harvest from a farm after the Cyclone devastation. The sale allowed them to rebuild. Hard to...
  8. I love the Ombre !

    I love the Ombre !
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    I've got another one that I bought when I was...

    I've got another one that I bought when I was feeling a bit embarrassed about my little plastic one. It's Japanese... Stainless... weighs too much and I can't take it in carryon luggage as it's...
  10. Margaret is just lovely and has great designs !

    Margaret is just lovely and has great designs !
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    I think the only thing to be aware of is that for...

    I think the only thing to be aware of is that for the 18k gold pieces to be sold so cheaply they have to be a finer wire than would normally be used . Often the ear wire is .6 and the main bits are...
  12. Thread: My collection

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    Your pearls look lovely ! You must be very...

    Your pearls look lovely ! You must be very pleased !!
  13. Well absolutely no worries then if it's from...

    Well absolutely no worries then if it's from Assael ! They have beautiful pearls ! Distance photos can be difficult to judge. I love the Ombre and think you would probably get more use out of it...
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    Beadsmith makes one that is very inexpensive and...

    Beadsmith makes one that is very inexpensive and surprisingly accurate lol I whipped it out at a South Sea Wholesaler booth in March , HK, and he said ' oh use mine, those digital ones aren't...
  15. Thread: Blue Akoyas

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    Thanks Bernadette, MSC and Patty and BPDDC for...

    Thanks Bernadette, MSC and Patty and BPDDC for your post and great photo! They are all gorgeous !

    Bernadette - how wonderful you were able to go to Broken Bay- they had invited people last year...
  16. I don't think of Ombre as 'right now' to me they...

    I don't think of Ombre as 'right now' to me they are quite a classic look. They have been around for years now. So not a 'flash in the pan' style.

    If that is the Ombre strand you are...
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    BPD- You are so close..... you have to go ! I...

    BPD- You are so close..... you have to go ! I wish I was over there now as it sounds like a wonderful pearl party !!
  18. Thread: Blue Akoyas

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    I love that I see you wearing that little guy on...

    I love that I see you wearing that little guy on your IG posts ! I know he's well loved. Glad we found exactly the right size and colour out of my little passel of pearls ! Thanks for posting his...
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    Sticky: That is about all I could manage in heat and...

    That is about all I could manage in heat and humidity ! Lovely carved Tahitians :)
  20. Its quite possible to find decent 15mm white...

    Its quite possible to find decent 15mm white round pearls for that money - Freshwater Edisons. Obviously not the top of the range.. but 100x better than those.
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    I love the colour combination !! Those coral...

    I love the colour combination !! Those coral beads are just beautiful !
  22. That's about 163.00 USD Frankly I've not...

    That's about 163.00 USD Frankly I've not seen a pair of pearls with such a shocking surface. I can't figure out if there is a coating on them that has failed in some fashion or what ! All...
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    I'm sure this happened during shipping. Some of...

    I'm sure this happened during shipping. Some of the fine cracks are practically invisible and it only takes pressure or a large change in temperature to open it up. I'm glad you have resolved the...
  24. Thread: Pearl Diary

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    I'll always happily go for colour and lustre even...

    I'll always happily go for colour and lustre even if a bit flawed. I don't need perfection in pearls. That's a beautiful rope and it looks wonderful on your green dress... sounds like you might...
  25. Oh my ! You must have been anxiously awaiting...

    Oh my ! You must have been anxiously awaiting that package ! What a wonderful selection of earrings !! And the necklace is perfect summer wear , lightweight and so pretty !
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