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  1. Nearly 24 hours after this was posted, I received...

    Nearly 24 hours after this was posted, I received the email.

    The warning is appreciated, but inadequate. Bo's been hacked. His and our personal information has been compromised. My personal...
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    Be well, my friends.

    This split from this thread: https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?11424-Pearl-Information-Association



    When it's dismissed as an affront to others, I take exception.



    How...
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    My post was factual and respectful. I received...

    My post was factual and respectful. I received numerous messages asking why it was pulled. In trying to find out why, it's become quite apparent it was at the behest of P-G members.

    For that...
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    My apologies. Nobody owns up to it. Their...

    My apologies.

    Nobody owns up to it.

    Their site is full of errors. They censor scientific evidence refuting those errors.

    Reads more like ex-party people pretending to be experts.
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    Please explain for the group why you removed my...

    Please explain for the group why you removed my post from the Facebook page with evidence refuting the grain of sand video.
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    A solid jade bangle probably shouldn't break when...

    A solid jade bangle probably shouldn't break when dropped on most floors. Malls often have ceramic tiles and that's not good for any intricate piece. I'd be wary to handle jade without carpets or...
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    This is a mabe. Note the whelk is cut in half.

    This is a mabe.

    Note the whelk is cut in half.
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    Thank you, Cathy and yes I mentioned that bangle...

    Thank you, Cathy and yes I mentioned that bangle and had requested an image. She's in Alberta and not on social media, but I'll post another email to her. That bangle was sliced from a long, rounded...
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    It's illegal in most countries for pearl farmers...

    It's illegal in most countries for pearl farmers to sell oysters to the general public.
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    One year ago today, I rediscovered the lost Cap...

    One year ago today, I rediscovered the lost Cap 12 jade mine by treking high into the Southern Chilcotin Mountains.

    Like the terrain, working with jade has a steep learning curve.

    Now that...
  11. Agreed. They left out the paranoid,...

    Agreed.

    They left out the paranoid, underhanded monopolist part.

    Not worthy of my reverence either.
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    Not necessarily. Pearls could have been harvested...

    Not necessarily. Pearls could have been harvested at any stage of growth during any given decade. Unless of course they're Tahitian, which up until now have minimum thickness requirements to be...
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    I notice you've visited this...

    I notice you've visited this page.



    It not gas. Juvenile growth is different than adult growth. The former is mainly protein, while the latter is largely aragonite... even calcite in over...
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    Nice work. Candling is an effective method of...

    Nice work. Candling is an effective method of gathering glimpses into the origin of pearls. In many instances, a single view is suitable, but I try to impress views from all 3 axis. Understanding of...
  15. Sadly, I've barely scratched the surface of the...

    Sadly, I've barely scratched the surface of the health hazards, operational pitfalls and threats to the pearl industry.

    Natural oysters, are diploid. Each of their cells contains two sets of...
  16. Notwithstanding whichever re-purposed sewer...

    Notwithstanding whichever re-purposed sewer outfall where the oysters were reared.
  17. Sarcasm aside, this is a really, really bad idea....

    Sarcasm aside, this is a really, really bad idea. On all levels.
  18. Would you like some ptomaine poison with your...

    Would you like some ptomaine poison with your cake Mom? How about you Dad, do you prefer shigella, yersinia, campylobacter or salmonella?

    A little fecal coliform bacteria, hormones or industrial...
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    In this image. they're about 1-3cm. I have some...

    In this image. they're about 1-3cm. I have some smaller and quite a bit larger in conglomerated form. The process involves minor crushing into washable pieces, then tumbled overnight to release...
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    Naturally formed bubble jade beads. :) I've...

    Naturally formed bubble jade beads. :)

    I've been working on processes to get it to this stage. There's still some shock and drilling tests to perform.

    These are abundant at the mine and soon to...
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    Though tiny, each of the pieces are their rawest...

    Though tiny, each of the pieces are their rawest purity.

    Tiny naturals at their most lustrous and translucent stages. Most have effervescent patterns. The amethyst is near flawless at that...
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    Pteria penguin, is a mollusc in the family...

    Pteria penguin, is a mollusc in the family Pteriidae, the pearl oysters. It is native to the western and central Indo-Pacific region and is most often used to create mabe pearls.
  23. California Mussel (Mytilus californianus)

    California Mussel (Mytilus californianus)
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    Thank you! I apologize for shipping late, because...

    Thank you! I apologize for shipping late, because I really wanted to include the newer amethyst. Though tiny, the quality is extraordinary. Nearly every piece is fracture free and brilliantly violet....
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    Hello CherryBlossom, welcome to PG. Natural vs...

    Hello CherryBlossom, welcome to PG.

    Natural vs CFWP

    Luster ---------- 0.5 - 0.5 Consistent with either, matching not precise.
    Shape ---------- 0.5 - 0.5 Non graded match more common in natural...
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