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    Thank you all for your thoughts. These...

    Thank you all for your thoughts. These definitely have a good lustre, so Middle Eastern fits.

    On talking further with my friend, the Aunt, who left them as a bequest, had lost her husband and...
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    Thanks for the encouragement! My friend is...

    Thanks for the encouragement! My friend is excited to be able to wear her pearls again, so well worth the patient effort with these. :)
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    Here they are, all strung. Looking at pictures,...

    Here they are, all strung. Looking at pictures, it may not be the norm to knot between these, but it has made them long enough.

    The first picture shows the difference between the nuggetty...
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    Thank you for the thoughts - I was thinking...

    Thank you for the thoughts - I was thinking Middle Eastern too, so I'm glad I'm not totally off base. I am fascinated by them, although they are small. I think there is some more recent pearls in...
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    Thoughts on these old pearls

    A friend in her mid-eighties asked me to re-string these pearls for her. She said her Aunt had given them to her mother, back in Austria and that she thought they were at least 100 years old. I...
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    "Pearleas Fogg" - that's brilliant!

    "Pearleas Fogg" - that's brilliant!
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    Giving it a name is a great idea - suggestions...

    Giving it a name is a great idea - suggestions welcome!
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    Yes, it is large - 15mm by 19mm, so a good...

    Yes, it is large - 15mm by 19mm, so a good statement pearl and lots of lustre!
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    My Lockdown Pearl arrived at last!

    I ordered this carved tahitian pearl from Kamoka, just after New Zealand went into Covid-19 lockdown in early April. After a couple of logs with USPS, the tracking stopped and I was really very...
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    Hi KarinK, I feel for you. I have a youngest...

    Hi KarinK,
    I feel for you. I have a youngest child that went through something similar. It took a big toll on our family. Now 19, my youngest daughter is now my son. Has a trans-male partner,...
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    Thanks all for the lovely comments. I'm wearing...

    Thanks all for the lovely comments. I'm wearing mine to work today (Monday morning here) and will give my mood a boost.

    I haven't been on here much after a difficult year personally, but have...
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    This sale bought the price of a colorful tahitian...

    This sale bought the price of a colorful tahitian strand into my budget range at last! I picked up the Blooming Basil strand and I'm delighted with it! The colours change so much in different...
  13. Thanks Pattye - it is good to know what sort of...

    Thanks Pattye - it is good to know what sort of nacre thickness is typical of akoyas. I haven't had much experience of them. I'm not sure how it would be measured without destroying the pearl, but...
  14. Thanks everyone. If the clasp turns up, I will...

    Thanks everyone. If the clasp turns up, I will add a picture...
  15. Hi - yes, as I mentioned in the first post, the...

    Hi - yes, as I mentioned in the first post, the clasp is not the original as they have been re-strung. She is trying to find the original clasp for me, which might tell me more.

    I was more...
  16. Comments - friend thinks these are late 1960's Mikimoto

    A friend has brought me her pearls to look at. She says her father brought them back from Japan in the late 1960's and that they are Mikimoto, although she did not expect that they were hugely...
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    I bought this pendant from PP in the recent sale ...

    I bought this pendant from PP in the recent sale - I don't think it came from the Private VIP sale, but it's still a bit of a show-off... Handily, the chain can be worn at two lengths and it is...
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    Latest Stringing Project from Kongs Pearl

    Friday my latest package from Kongs Pearl arrived - at only $US40 a strand, I'm rapt with these 9-10mm, AA, near round white freshwaters and am stringing them up for gifts for my workmates... let the...
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    Thanks Katbran - I've been short-sighted since I...

    Thanks Katbran - I've been short-sighted since I was 6 years old... made me frustrated as a kid, but in my 50's, I love that my eyesight is so helpful for close-up work!
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    Thanks Pattye! The were sold as 10.5 - 12.5...

    Thanks Pattye! The were sold as 10.5 - 12.5 (mostly 10.5 - 11.5). I love the size - anything bigger would be too much.
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    Totally addictive! I confess to having already...

    Totally addictive! I confess to having already ordered 5 more clasps and 2 more strands....

    And, I've been thinking about trying to make some earrings...
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    I've been stringing...

    Earlier this year, I bought a stringing kit from Pattye's shop. I didn't get around to using it until my favourite metallics broke recently, so I sat down one day and had go. It was surprisingly...
  23. Thread: Latest Purchase

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    Lastly, a photo of the little Kamoko silver...

    Lastly, a photo of the little Kamoko silver tahitians;

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    These are going to get a lot of use with my silver PP tahitian strand and a matching tahitian ring. Unfortunately, the light...
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    I managed to squeeze in photos of my other...

    I managed to squeeze in photos of my other purchases today. First the PoJ dyed black freshwaters:
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    I was wondering what to buy in the sales and where the gaps were in my collection... and I...
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    Yes, that is what it is - there are a few more...

    Yes, that is what it is - there are a few more pairs on the Kojima web-site that describe it.

    I will try and get some more pictures in daylight over the weekend.
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