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  1. Some thoughts :) Would _you_ feel too dressy...

    Some thoughts :)

    Would _you_ feel too dressy wearing a lot of bling? Do you wear t-shirts and jeans mostly and drop by the grocery store and would that be fine? I would probably feel less...
  2. I understand it is a difficult decision but,...

    I understand it is a difficult decision but, really, only you know the answer to these questions :)
  3. You can get good quality freshwater pearls at...

    You can get good quality freshwater pearls at that price from reputable sellers you'll see around this forum.

    Personally I'd rather buy honest quality or wait than buy poor quality. Not that I...
  4. From what I have seen here, pearls from Rikitea...

    From what I have seen here, pearls from Rikitea are more colorful than my Kamokas. I would call the colors on mine subtle. It also wasn’t the most expensive of them, probably what would equal the...
  5. I have a strand of Kamoka, purchased personally...

    I have a strand of Kamoka, purchased personally from Josh in Portland, that I spilt into a strand and a bracelet. Let me see if I can repost the old pictures. I just restrung the bracelet, removing...
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    As I am getting ready to pack all pearls, I am...

    As I am getting ready to pack all pearls, I am really considering selling some strands I just don't think I'll ever use. Got a bit caught up in the collector aspect of it. At the same time, I worry...
  7. Thread: Pearl Diary

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    What an amazing collection! It makes me want to...

    What an amazing collection! It makes me want to buy more pearls - but I know how it would go, "wore this once in 2 years..." :)
  8. Thread: South Sea?

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    Even if you don't plan to buy online, spending...

    Even if you don't plan to buy online, spending time browsing the online vendors you see mentioned here will help give you an idea about what the various type of pearls look like.
  9. Thread: My father

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    My deepest sympathies. Such a heartbreak of a...

    My deepest sympathies. Such a heartbreak of a roller coaster between hope and worry the whole thing must have been for you, back from the start of the diagnosis.
  10. Thread: My pearls

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    Augustuscollection is quite well-known here. The...

    Augustuscollection is quite well-known here. The owner hasn't posted in a while but is a member. Sven, I think. They live on Bali and I recall one of the members here, Red?, visiting them. They used...
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    What I was thinking is what you wrote :) That...

    What I was thinking is what you wrote :) That since you know exactly what you like and don't like - when you see it - it's probably best not to buy anything that can't easily be returned.
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    Sticky: A note, as I can't get the pics to work for me...

    A note, as I can't get the pics to work for me and I am too lazy to dig out the camera - was dressing to impress today so left my more expensive strands at home and wore much less expensive baroque...
  13. Thread: men and pearls

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    Who ever said pearls are feminine... :)

    Who ever said pearls are feminine... :)
  14. Thread: Update from me

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    Thank you, Lisa, Marianne and Pattye! The 45...

    Thank you, Lisa, Marianne and Pattye!

    The 45 weeks of music school is focused on rythmical music, a lot of it with creating your own music. It is in the tradition of the Danish 'folk high school'....
  15. Thread: Update from me

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    Thank you, Haku :) It can't get a whole lot worse...

    Thank you, Haku :) It can't get a whole lot worse than it is right now :D Well, it can but I know it won't. I know now what triggers Ida. Hanging out with mom and doing things she wants to do not.
  16. Thread: Update from me

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    Been almost 9 years since I joined PG! Wow... And...

    Been almost 9 years since I joined PG! Wow... And a long time since I wrote about Ida. The best laid plans and all that...

    The therapy school worked well for Ida, for a time. Last spring she was...
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    At home we used to have a carpet. To me, it was...

    At home we used to have a carpet. To me, it was muted green. To the rest of the family, it was grey.
  18. Thread: men and pearls

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    I need to visit the hardware store :)

    I need to visit the hardware store :)
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    I would love a bracelet like that...

    I would love a bracelet like that...
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    Missing it by a week :( I'll be in Petaluma for a...

    Missing it by a week :( I'll be in Petaluma for a week but leave on the 24th.
  21. Thread: Seeking Advice

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    I seem to recall there are also issues with the...

    I seem to recall there are also issues with the chemicals used to preserve the mussels, very toxic as I recall.

    Someone suggested at some point that you can buy the freshwater pearls, put them in...
  22. Thank you for the answers! Still not sure what...

    Thank you for the answers! Still not sure what I'll do, lol...
  23. To be perfectly honest, I just love my Victorian...

    To be perfectly honest, I just love my Victorian ring with 5 yellowish, lumpy-cut small diamonds from before there was electricity for cutting - for their character and the different way they reflect...
  24. Off-topic - can I get a white gold ring gilded??

    My mom left behind two lovely diamond rings - in white gold. I don't wear white gold. They have been lying in my drawer for now 18 years. But the settings are pretty and it is not in my budget to...
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    Short answer: no, I match by size, shape, type OR...

    Short answer: no, I match by size, shape, type OR color.

    Long answer: I have a pair of Tahitian earrings where I first picked out the pearls myself at the Gem Faire in Oregon, deliberately...
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