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  1. LD, right, faux granulation.

    LD, right, faux granulation.
  2. Ahh, so these are tiny beads woven in these...

    Ahh, so these are tiny beads woven in these shapes? I'd love to see in person, to see if they are karat gold wire or just what the stringing material is. All fascinating, and that amethyst pendant,...
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    Wonderful multicolors! Congratulations, Suchi!

    Wonderful multicolors! Congratulations, Suchi!
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    Yes, thank you for adding Oceans Cove, PD! ...

    Yes, thank you for adding Oceans Cove, PD! Kamoka Pearls is on etsy, too! Clearly not enough coffee this am! Since IHEARTPEARLS is in Canada, I was thinking she might be interested in shopping...
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    Our member here, Simply Adorned, who is in...

    Our member here, Simply Adorned, who is in Canada, has an etsy shop by that name with some lovely Tahitian and freshwater pearls.
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    Oh, that golden pearl, so outstanding! A...

    Oh, that golden pearl, so outstanding! A graceful design and a perfect pairing with your own diamond, Masik!
  7. Thread: Pearl or clam?

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    Jersey Pearl, oh, UGH!

    Jersey Pearl, oh, UGH!
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    CBPL, beautiful multi colors and shapes; these...

    CBPL, beautiful multi colors and shapes; these rings are so darn pretty!
  9. Thread: Pearl or clam?

    by pattye
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    Al of a sudden I'm receiving inquiries weekly...

    Al of a sudden I'm receiving inquiries weekly about tridacna pearls, do I want to buy or help find a buyer for them. How I wish the rumors would stop, Gemgeek!
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    PL, you look gorgeous in both strands! Love the...

    PL, you look gorgeous in both strands! Love the shapes and large size, too! Both are keepers!
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    Thank you for the additional photo. Probably...

    Thank you for the additional photo. Probably these are all cultured freshwater pearls from China. The flat side on the large white one is where it grew against the shell. The middle pearl could be...
  12. p.s. I just love that we all come here and share...

    p.s. I just love that we all come here and share our challenges, triumphs, tips and resources! I learned to knot pearls because of Lowly Beaders Club in 2007. That stringing would become such an...
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    Cees, How remarkable and desirable! Thank...

    Cees,

    How remarkable and desirable! Thank you for the "inside" information!
  14. CBPL, Enjoyed your story of falling in love with...

    CBPL,
    Enjoyed your story of falling in love with pearls! There are truly LOTS of stringing choices; for this necklace I'd go with the #30. The break strength of #30 when doubled is 24+lbs. If the...
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    CookieDoodle, Welcome! Please give us more...

    CookieDoodle,

    Welcome! Please give us more information, such as where did the pearls come from? Did you buy them? Inherit them? Please take a photo of the underside of the pearls.
  16. Welcome to the forum! Shells are as fascinating...

    Welcome to the forum! Shells are as fascinating as the pearls themselves.

    Red pearls are my favorite also, though natural color red pearls are only in my dreams!
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    Amazing colors and delightful shapes! I'd love...

    Amazing colors and delightful shapes! I'd love to see this one in person! Congratulations, Parrot Lady!
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    Katbran, how fabulous you finally had the vault...

    Katbran, how fabulous you finally had the vault and PP experience! Nothing like it and you didn't have to deal with other pearl fans snatching beautiful pearls out from under your nose, lol!
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    Do you know about CanadianGem.com? I've seen...

    Do you know about CanadianGem.com? I've seen their website, but no first hand experience.

    Enjoy your visit and Congratulations to your daughter! Montreal is one city I would love to visit!
  20. Thread: GSS Strand

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    Sea Urchin, What a splendid necklace and a big...

    Sea Urchin,

    What a splendid necklace and a big plus for thinking of the extender! How awesome that your hubs can wire wrap! (Keep him practicing, lol!)
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    Wonderful, talented Walter!! We love you both,...

    Wonderful, talented Walter!! We love you both, lol!

    Somehow I've aged off the PP email list, so I didn't even get a notice! Mostly I do "window shopping" these days, but I love seeing all of...
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    Welcome, bouda, Pearl nucleus with shapes...

    Welcome, bouda,

    Pearl nucleus with shapes other than round have been implanted in pearls, especially freshwater from China. Some that I've seen are star, moon, flower, large facets. You may...
  23. Thread: Hong Kong!

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    There's a drop down menu at the top of the page,...

    There's a drop down menu at the top of the page, "thread tools," choose "subscribe to this thread." I've not used it so far.
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    Hi Simone, Welcome to Pearl-Guide! Tthese look...

    Hi Simone, Welcome to Pearl-Guide! Tthese look like polished pieces of shell (mother of pearl) to me. Definitely not cultured pearls.
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    pcaspian, Welcome! How long pearls "last" is...

    pcaspian,

    Welcome! How long pearls "last" is mostly a result of how they are cared for and worn. Cultured South Sea pearls generally have thick nacre. So that is a big advantage to start with. ...
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