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    Mother of Pearl Art

    Apropos of the season, here are a couple of photos of a manger made out of Mother of Pearl. Old. From Palenstine.


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    It was a bit of a working vacation as I was...

    It was a bit of a working vacation as I was mostly in Male, the capital. But here's a photo of some of those lovely waters.

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    Pearl farming in the Maldives?

    Does anyone know if pearl farming was ever attempted in the Maldive Islands? I was there last week and marveled at all the atolls, lagoons and and beautiful turquoise water. I asked a few people who...
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    Sorry to miss the Ruckus again this year. I'll be...

    Sorry to miss the Ruckus again this year. I'll be in Denver on a business trip. Would rather be with all of you.
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    I'm in! Finished the course today. Thank you for...

    I'm in! Finished the course today. Thank you for the opportunity. What a treat it would be to get to go. I've been working on my blogging chops. Could definitely turn it into a pearl farm blog.
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    I just finished the course and scored 34 out of the 35 exam questions. (The one I missed I had second-guessed my first, and correct, answer. Doh!) It was such an interesting course and I thank all...
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    Well done! Count me in, I agree to all terms.

    Well done! Count me in, I agree to all terms.
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    I would love to come!

    I would love to come!
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    A bit off topic, but I love your Tahitian tin...

    A bit off topic, but I love your Tahitian tin cup. What size are the pearls?
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    Olivia de Havilland

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    Today is Olivia de Havilland's 98th birthday! On the left she's Melanie Hamilton from Gone With the Wind in 1939. On the right she's ravishing in those pearls! Do you think they are real?
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    I'm in. Many thanks!

    I'm in. Many thanks!
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    ; My metallic strand is 8-8.5 mm and 16" long....

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    My metallic strand is 8-8.5 mm and 16" long.

    Thanks for all the nice comments. My daughter was a beautiful bride and I'm so proud of all her accomplishments. I'm sensitive to how older women...
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    Pearls for Bride and Mother

    My daughter got married last weekend and just look at what we are both wearing - metallic freshwaters. Don't we just glow?! All these happen to be from PP. I bought my stunning necklace at last...
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    All my pearls qualify as gifts to myself - and I...

    All my pearls qualify as gifts to myself - and I started out when I got divorced!

    But back in the late 60s I was the after-school shopgirl for a small family-run jewelry store in NJ. They had fine...
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    I cruised many of their (ubiquitous) stores when...

    I cruised many of their (ubiquitous) stores when I lived in Hawaii but never bought from them. They do have some interesting and more unusual designs but I think you can do better price-wise. They...
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    Not me either. Hoping that a P-Ger won it. But if...

    Not me either. Hoping that a P-Ger won it. But if not, Josh, please extend the invitation (or mandate?) to the winner to join our forum.
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    My Inner Nun

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    My inner nun still lusts after the Kamoka pearl, but it's OK because all the money will build wells in Haiti. Another $10 for the collection plate. Everybody's inner nun should be down with...
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    Lisa, I don't have to scare you, I just have to...

    Lisa, I don't have to scare you, I just have to shame you. It's not enough to merely lust for the Kamoka pearl, you have to earn it! So down on your knees, missy, and pray hard, and drop another $10...
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    Lisa, you can trash-talk and go to Mass all you...

    Lisa, you can trash-talk and go to Mass all you want, but like I said, you have to beat me first. To prevail in this pearl smack-down, you may have to add going to Confession, the rosary and the...
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    It's back!

    It's back - your chance to win a lucious Kamoka pearl for as little as $10! Just look at the beauty Josh and Celeste put forward this year: http://coconutradio.blogspot.com/

    Best of all, the...
  21. So much fun to relive the 2012 Ruckus all over...

    So much fun to relive the 2012 Ruckus all over again! I am the one in the blue striped tee with short brown hair - and I did buy a strand of white freshwater metallic. I wore them last night and felt...
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    The ruckus was just great! Many thanks to our...

    The ruckus was just great! Many thanks to our lovely hosts and to all who came - you made me feel very welcomed.
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    Thanks, just booked it.

    Thanks, just booked it.
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    As this is my first Ruckus and my first visit to...

    As this is my first Ruckus and my first visit to LA in over 25 years, I'm a little confused about the logistics. Do we go from the airport to PP first and carpool from there? Here is my cell #...
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    Ditto on the tea - but I am bringing a private...

    Ditto on the tea - but I am bringing a private stash of special teas to brew up for all who want them.
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