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    It doesn't really smell bad. You can take a...

    It doesn't really smell bad. You can take a needle and shoot some hydrogen peroxide into the pearl and it should push it out.
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    That is a blister pearl!

    That is a blister pearl!
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    What are the size of the earrings? They might be...

    What are the size of the earrings? They might be South Sea, but the pearls in the bracelet definitely are not. They are baroque akoya, and it looks like at least one has a hole in the nacre.

    You...
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    Can you post photos of your pieces?

    Can you post photos of your pieces?
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    The Pearl-Guide Ruckus Video is Live :)

    We put together a short video of our cruise at the ruckus this year, and it is Pearl, Pearl, Pearl!

    Enjoy!
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    Here's a batch! ...

    Here's a batch!

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8qkwj1zxvn9s2x9/AAAtmt2wvrmHqIGo2rcAZCqga?dl=0
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    You should be able to rely on yourself, lol!

    You should be able to rely on yourself, lol!
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    I published the Facebook Lives to Pearl-Guide's...

    I published the Facebook Lives to Pearl-Guide's Facebook page!
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    The presentations are mostly on Facebook Live....

    The presentations are mostly on Facebook Live. They are on the CPAA page (first half) and on Jennifer Heenber's page (second half). I will try to share them on the PG page today.

    I took a few...
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    We got a sneak peek at some of the pearls Jacques...

    We got a sneak peek at some of the pearls Jacques brought with him yesterday :) :)
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    We will SEE the movie at Ruckus ;) It's a private...

    We will SEE the movie at Ruckus ;) It's a private screening for us!
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    :( That was an amazing list or restaurants you...

    :( That was an amazing list or restaurants you had in 2016 too!

    Last night we went to Somni - that was quite the experience!
    https://www.sbe.com/restaurants/locations/somni/
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    I linked to everything here so all the addresses...

    I linked to everything here so all the addresses would be in one place!

    https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/content.php?390-The-10th-Annual-Pearl-Guide-Ruckus!
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    So I just had a meeting with the ladies of the...

    So I just had a meeting with the ladies of the office and they told me it should read "Cocktail Attire" instead of semi-formal. So I made that edit and added another presentation!
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    We have our schedule!!! ...

    We have our schedule!!!

    https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/content.php?390
  16. Thread: Baby Akoyas

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    I think it's possible you actually have a strand...

    I think it's possible you actually have a strand of natural pearls and not cultured akoya. This is a very old strand of natural seed pearls in a popular style before cultured pearls took over the...
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    You will need a digital caliper to get an...

    You will need a digital caliper to get an accurate measurement. Using an mm ruler is nearly impossible because of the shape, even in larger sizes.

    The pearls are closer 3 mm in size. I counted 15...
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    The jeweler was a bit off on size. They're about...

    The jeweler was a bit off on size. They're about double that, which is a really good thing for akoya pearls. They're hard to grow and almost always more valuable than strands slightly larger.
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    Ah the Screamers!!! They are looking as beautiful...

    Ah the Screamers!!! They are looking as beautiful as the day Sheri selected them! I love the pairing with pearl-pearl geodes!






    Jeremy Shepherd
    President and Founder
    PearlParadise.com,...
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    Those are really pretty. Hisano loves small akoya...

    Those are really pretty. Hisano loves small akoya pearls.The smallest Hisano works with are 2.5-3 mm.

    Did you measure these with a digital caliper? They look about the same as Hisano's. Those...
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    I love this! That's like professional pearl...

    I love this! That's like professional pearl jewelry designer level:)








    Jeremy Shepherd
  22. I included the video of that strand in the course...

    I included the video of that strand in the course after they made it. It's one of those "one in a million" pearl strands. Stunning!
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    Yes, even if the pearls were identical in almost...

    Yes, even if the pearls were identical in almost every respect, the South Sea pearls would typically be worth many times the value of the freshwater. Freshwater mussels produce up to 32 pearls at a...
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    If the pearls suit you and you like them, keep...

    If the pearls suit you and you like them, keep them. But don't trust the person who sold them to you. They lied about the origin.

    South Sea pearls are the most valuable cultured pearls in the...
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    Pearl Farming in India

    A Pearls As One student just sent me this link today!

    https://www.thebetterindia.com/89574/sanjay-gandate-pearl-farmer-gadchiroli/
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