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    Oh, good call to check back. I'll do that. ...

    Oh, good call to check back. I'll do that.

    This morning, (2am) I peeked in because I couldn't sleep (I'm telling you, I've been waiting for this) and they had two or three stands of gem quality...
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    October Tahitians

    Aw man....I thought THIS would be the year I could get my awesome strand of Tahitians. PP has done this seasons sale and I always miss out but I figured this year I'd get a jump on things and get my...
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    I need to find a pearl cage like this! Awesome...

    I need to find a pearl cage like this! Awesome idea!
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    I do have my antique Mikimoto graduated strand...

    I do have my antique Mikimoto graduated strand but it's pre WWII and once I got the Hanadama...well...the antique strand has that cream color rather than the brighter luster.

    I like the idea...
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    How often do you wear your pearls?

    Hello;

    I was lucky enough to get a beautiful strand of Hanadamas and I just love it. I was lucky enough to work through the first strand that I wasn't totally in love with and just adore this...
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    Poll: Excited to share that my new strand is on the...

    Excited to share that my new strand is on the way! :D Even more exciting that PP allowed me to see some of their new strands that came in and I got to pick out a nice rose one.

    Okay, I'll...
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    Poll: Oh, I really like that second one from the top. ...

    Oh, I really like that second one from the top. I'm not qualified to really be a judge but I know you'd have to see the whole strand and I'm not sure if they count graduated pearls in the hanadama...
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    Poll: Ooh! Yes, I love the graduated strands too....

    Ooh! Yes, I love the graduated strands too. Those make me think of vintage akoya. ;) They are beautiful. Nice big center too. Pretty!

    Here are my Mikis. (We think they are pre WWII given the...
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    Poll: ooh, Also: the bottom strand is the original...

    ooh, Also: the bottom strand is the original strand. I think the others have more color/vibrancy where the original is more monotone. I thought I'd like the natural more, but I think I'm going for...
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    Poll: Okay, so now I have a choice to make. Phew. ...

    Okay, so now I have a choice to make. Phew.

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    Poll: Yay! They're going to send some pictures for me...

    Yay! They're going to send some pictures for me to pick from. (Should I be a HUGE dork and share them here?)

    I think the color difference was so slight in the pinked vs natural that I didn't...
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    Poll: There is an element of excitement! I'm just also...

    There is an element of excitement! I'm just also worried they're going to tell me 'sorry, we can't help you'. :P



    I haven't reached that point yet. <.< I'd like to see pictures but I have...
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    Poll: I'm strangely nervous. The stand is back with...

    I'm strangely nervous. The stand is back with the vendor now and I'm waiting for their decision. *bites knuckles* I gotta hope they will be cool with the exchange.
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    Oh wow! These are lovely! These are so on my...

    Oh wow! These are lovely!

    These are so on my wish list! :)
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    Poll: That's a good idea. I will show the Miki strand...

    That's a good idea. I will show the Miki strand and see what is said. :D



    The standard grading would have to separate each type of pearl. Freshwaters, Akoya, WSS, Tahitians, and whatever...
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    Poll: Oh my gosh, GemGeek, this was my thought too. If...

    Oh my gosh, GemGeek, this was my thought too. If I had a strand of AA Mikis (Not even thinking about an AAA strand), I don't think I'd wear it except for once a year, if that. I would be freaked out...
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    Poll: If the strand was closer to, or better than, the...

    If the strand was closer to, or better than, the AA I would have asked to have them show me the AAA strand, but I didn't feel as though it stood up to the AA.

    This is the conversation that I read...
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    Poll: Right??!! It's amazing the cost of the Mikis! ...

    Right??!! It's amazing the cost of the Mikis! So, best to keep in mind what is spent during this comparison.



    These are the Natural Whites.



    You're right, I didn't intend to claim that...
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    Poll: Well, I would say that the Miki A and this strand...

    Well, I would say that the Miki A and this strand of Hanadamas are close with the A being much pinker. I think the Miki AA is better than the Hanadamas. Of course the price is roughly 6x more for...
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    Poll: So, for the end of the poll, the bottom/right...

    So, for the end of the poll, the bottom/right strand is the Hanadama pearls.

    Price-wise, I think it's a good deal, but to put them up against Mikis....well....the Mikis show their quality.
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    Hello LittleRed -- are you looking for a...

    Hello LittleRed -- are you looking for a comparison between PP AAA and PP Hanadama? Or are you wanting to match them from another company. You can contact PP and they will show you comparison pearls...
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    Poll: Thank you Pearl Dream! Have a look at the two...

    Thank you Pearl Dream!

    Have a look at the two strands above the image with the ends showing. I should have done it one at a time to not be confusing.

    I like both against my skin at that size....
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    Poll: In this image, the pinked strand is the Miki A --...

    In this image, the pinked strand is the Miki A -- Rather than the AA. I just felt that they were closer in quality where the Miki AA seems sharper to me. I liked the orient effect better on the...
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    Poll: Oh, I got a pic of the Miki A and the hanadama. ...

    Oh, I got a pic of the Miki A and the hanadama. Aside from the coloring being very pink so that the hanadama's seem bleached beside them, it seems like better equality.

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    Poll: Left = Top and Right = Bottom Alright, I...

    Left = Top and Right = Bottom

    Alright, I didn't get them as close as I probably should have and was in and out before reading about putting the strands in various spots. I thought this angle...
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