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  1. sorry but that does not appear to be pearl.

    sorry but that does not appear to be pearl.
  2. now that is a strand that gets my attention!...

    now that is a strand that gets my attention! Imagine the weight of it, very satisfying I'm sure.
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    I personally prefer "regular" Hanadama, the rose...

    I personally prefer "regular" Hanadama, the rose overtones adds another layer of interest to the pearls.

    But it's all personal preference...
  4. All three of those are great!

    All three of those are great!
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    Friendly advice... If you're selling in the USA,...

    Friendly advice... If you're selling in the USA, I'd make myself aware of the FTC and JVC.

    You know the old adage about ignorance of the law... Be careful.
  6. Hey Gavin -- I'll chime in since you mentioned my...

    Hey Gavin -- I'll chime in since you mentioned my company.

    When I refer and label pearls "gem grade", that describes pearls that are typically reserved for earrings, rings and pendants -- what...
  7. Hey nice job! Nice to see the press recognizing...

    Hey nice job! Nice to see the press recognizing pearls lately!
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    No problem Eric - but I'm not sure I follow the...

    No problem Eric - but I'm not sure I follow the other question?

    truth is the harvests are all mixed. What you might buy from the producers could be this years harvest, could be last. They also...
  9. Thanks all! I was also interviewed in Huffington...

    Thanks all! I was also interviewed in Huffington Post recently - I've been busy to say to the least.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/59da64abe4b08ce873a8cf0b

    Most importantly we have a brand...
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    typically in the winter months. The colder water...

    typically in the winter months. The colder water results in better luster. But it takes months to process the loose pearls, so harvested pearls won't hit the market until March.
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    that's very cool - love the difference in texture...

    that's very cool - love the difference in texture and overtones
  12. This is accurate. You'd need to compare a strand...

    This is accurate. You'd need to compare a strand to another strand for a true comparison of quality.
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    That drop pearl is beautiful - very unique color!...

    That drop pearl is beautiful - very unique color! We'd need to know exact sizes to any sort of valuation though.
  14. Now that's a ring! Very cool :cool:

    Now that's a ring! Very cool :cool:
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    No, there's zero risk of that. I've quarantined...

    No, there's zero risk of that. I've quarantined that computer and run 3 different scans. I believe I was lucky in that I use google docs and it wouldn't load the file at all.

    As well the website...
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    any other info.... I opened an attachment from Bo...

    any other info.... I opened an attachment from Bo today :mad:
  17. Thanks everybody! We are indeed about to have a...

    Thanks everybody! We are indeed about to have a baby... Like in 1-2 weeks!

    We were just talking last night how much we're missing not being in Hong Kong this September.

    Living vicariously...
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    looks like freshwater to me...

    looks like freshwater to me...
  19. Thread: RuckUK

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    Great pics!

    Great pics!
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    https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/pearl-oyster.html

    https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/pearl-oyster.html
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    They can look very similar and you can't argue...

    They can look very similar and you can't argue the value of bead nucleated FW vs. South Sea pearls. But to me, the SSP still has a depth and richness that FWPs can't match. Hard to put your finger...
  22. Pearl Buying Guide - International Gem Society

    IGS posted a pretty in-depth pearl buying guide yesterday:

    https://www.gemsociety.org/article/pearl-buying-guide/

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    Nice to see a big organization like IGS sharing quality information...
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    Costco isn't dumb, they knew what they were...

    Costco isn't dumb, they knew what they were doing. By labeling it a "Tiffany ring", a certain percentage of customers will assume it's manufactured by Tiffany. Definitely "naughty little rascals" ...
  24. I saw this yesterday and immediately thought the...

    I saw this yesterday and immediately thought the same thing... I'm not sure the expensive nucleus is worth the result.
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    nice work Douglas! Sorry I can't see it in person.

    nice work Douglas! Sorry I can't see it in person.
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