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    Sure thing! ; 76617 That's me and my wife...

    Sure thing! ;
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    That's me and my wife Elizabeth, celebrating Life!
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    Yes indeed...why would a color-blind creature...

    Yes indeed...why would a color-blind creature produce such beautiful colors? It is not enjoying it!
    But the crystals do that by themselves, just like a splendid gemstone (ruby, emerald, opal, etc.)...
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    LOL! ;) That is a Venerid poem of sorts!

    LOL! ;)
    That is a Venerid poem of sorts!
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    I have always viewed pearls as any other natural...

    I have always viewed pearls as any other natural product: wood, leather, bone, shell...they come from living organisms, and life is sometimes...hard! And living things will bear the "scars" of life...
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    A lot of experiments have been done over the...

    A lot of experiments have been done over the years about mantle size. Mikimoto actually had a technique where he fully wrapped the bead in mantle tissue! Then smaller amounts were used until it was...
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    She also seems to be wearing South Sea Mabe...

    She also seems to be wearing South Sea Mabe pearls!
    BTW: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! :o
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    Quite correct Pearl Dreams...but not all is...

    Quite correct Pearl Dreams...but not all is written in stone...or pearl, for this matter ;)

    You see, the original mantle piece might be FLAWLESS...you actually select the donor based upon this and...
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    Happy Thanksgiving!!! I ain't got a Tiara, but...

    Happy Thanksgiving!!! I ain't got a Tiara, but I've got a Kilt! I fancy I will wear it tonight! :cool:
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    Sticky: Love to see your Pearls-Giving jewelry!!! :cool:

    Love to see your Pearls-Giving jewelry!!! :cool:
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    Hello CMN! Excellent question...and I wish we...

    Hello CMN!
    Excellent question...and I wish we could have an equally good answer to it.
    I would be quite qualified to answer this question since I was a pearl farmer for the last...30 years? Seems...
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    The "Popcorn pearls"??? No, they are PEARLS, but...

    The "Popcorn pearls"??? No, they are PEARLS, but they are the kind you discard...they are non-saleable, non-commercial or "trash pearls", but they give you much information about the pearl sac and...
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    Thank you Marianne! :) Good system! peroxide...

    Thank you Marianne! :)
    Good system! peroxide works really well! Thank you for the quick reminder...I thought others would find it interesting as well :cool:
  13. There was a time when French was the language of...

    There was a time when French was the language of the Educated (in Ancient times the same was true for Greek)...even in Britain. Until the time of Chaucer, French was seen as the language of the...
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    Sticky: Love the simplicity and the effect :)

    Love the simplicity and the effect :)
  15. Yes, mostly Russian freshwater pearls I believe,...

    Yes, mostly Russian freshwater pearls I believe, but they also had many large pearls from Mexico. At the times, Russian whalers would go down to hunt gray whales in Baja, and they traded pearls with...
  16. Oh Lord! The photos are amazing, the colorization...

    Oh Lord! The photos are amazing, the colorization just makes it look so dazzling and flamboyant. Loved the articles, I'm in love with the photos.
    I have to say... Czarina Alexandra does not seem...
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    What technique do you employ to get rid of the...

    What technique do you employ to get rid of the smell Marianne???
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    Hello Eva! And welcome to our pearl-loving forum...

    Hello Eva! And welcome to our pearl-loving forum :)
    I really haven't heard anything about these "pearls" in quite a long time! Let us see what our Pearl Experts have to share with us on the subject!...
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    Sticky: Dear friends!...these are fantastic! It makes me...

    Dear friends!...these are fantastic! It makes me want to make my wife own ropes and ropes!
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    I agree! Adorable...and terrifying! ;) ...

    I agree! Adorable...and terrifying! ;)

    Remembered "La Peregrina"'s encounter with Elizabeth Taylor's pooch! :eek:
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    And for today, I have these...all this talking...

    And for today, I have these...all this talking about "the insides" of pearls had me thinking about their outsides too.

    These are a "pearl monstrosity" of sorts, a freak show...I call...
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    Definitively not Marianne! :p And the larger...

    Definitively not Marianne! :p
    And the larger they are, the higher the chances of "finding oil!"...or "Pearl Petroleum" (PePe for short) as I call it.
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    It might be easier than you think! No actual need...

    It might be easier than you think! No actual need to saw them. I use a technique that involves SANDPAPER...I just grind them away, a swipe at a time! Now, if the pearls are LARGE, then this is not...
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    Exactly. They all deserve LOVE, regardless of...

    Exactly. They all deserve LOVE, regardless of their origin...pearls are like people too! ;)
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    Seems we have many more kitten stories to share...

    Seems we have many more kitten stories to share here :)
    At home we have adopted 3 cats. It all started with my Autistic daughter taking in the first one (our black cat, Queen Mimbee) then our...
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