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    Thank you Pattye! Are the stud earrings made...

    Thank you Pattye!

    Are the stud earrings made with half drilled pearls?
    What about a pin that is in my avatar, frog holding a pearl? any idea on how deep would the drill go?
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    Quick question, what us full drilled or half...

    Quick question, what us full drilled or half drilled pearl, please?
  3. Exquisite - what more can I say! Congratulations...

    Exquisite - what more can I say! Congratulations on your 25th anniversary as well!
    :cool:
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    Thanks again Patty for that contact, will check...

    Thanks again Patty for that contact, will check out!
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    Thanks Patty! Yes I have reviewed several...

    Thanks Patty! Yes I have reviewed several websites and sellers who I know. Their prices are still high, especially given that I am in Canada and the exchange rate is no good. Buying from Canada looks...
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    Just found that the GIA also provides reports on...

    Just found that the GIA also provides reports on pearls.

    The GIA Pearl Identification Report details the quantity, weight, shape, color, identity (natural or cultured), mollusk (when determinable)...
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    SSP offered by Costco

    Hello forum experts,

    Do you have any experience with the SSP that are sold in Costco? Could anyone tell something about the peals quality?

    I am considering these in order to be part in my...
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    GIA Certificate for pearls

    Hello Pearl Experts,

    After having tried a forum search without success, I have a question to ask.

    What is an official documentation to grade a pearl, similar to what the GIA or AGS is doing for...
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    Another choice for me. Do you find the luster of...

    Another choice for me. Do you find the luster of those two WSSP pairs to be identical? Or does one pair have a stronger luster? (same pair is shown on two lower photos).
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    Hi Katbran, Looks like the ones that you like...

    Hi Katbran,

    Looks like the ones that you like might be Edison FW, with that kind of luster. Not SS, most likely.
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    And the weight is 6.9 grams of each 15.6 and 15.7...

    And the weight is 6.9 grams of each 15.6 and 15.7 pearls...
    Likely to be the Edisons. From what I learned, the Edisons FW are heavier.

    Thank you so much, everyone! :)
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    Is there a way to tell a large FW Edison pearl...

    Is there a way to tell a large FW Edison pearl from a SSP? Any tests?
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    As for the price, yes the price is what can be...

    As for the price, yes the price is what can be expected from a SSP of that quality that they claim it is..
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    Couldn't they be metallic freshwater pearls...

    Couldn't they be metallic freshwater pearls instead of SS? I have seen photos of metallic FW of 16-17mm ...
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    How can luster on photos be so high?

    Hello,

    Considering buying a pair of expensive pearls from this seller. Asked for a certificate, they said I can obtain it myself after the pearls arrive.
    The seller is in Hong Kong, and said they...
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    Thanks Katbran! Do you think that the 'Mikimoto'...

    Thanks Katbran! Do you think that the 'Mikimoto' pearls luster is the same as on the right modeling photo in the post #4?
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    Thank you Norm! On your photo, I can more or less...

    Thank you Norm! On your photo, I can more or less clearly see the tripod. Almost like a mirror!
    Better luster than on the photo in #7?
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    I do, too! Is there a chance that they might be...

    I do, too! Is there a chance that they might be akoyas (size over 15mm)? Or the luster artificially enhanced in any way?

    Also, I think that those on the Miki box would be the closest in appearance...
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    the ones on finger

    the ones on finger
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    another proposal to me.. I asked for pics on...

    another proposal to me.. I asked for pics on white hapkin, here is what I got. Not Mikimoto, this is just background. Loose pearls to make studs.
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    Looks really dim to me ...

    Looks really dim to me ...
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    Here I try to make a comparison of the luster....

    Here I try to make a comparison of the luster. The pearl in question is on the left.
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    The picture of the earrings was taken with the...

    The picture of the earrings was taken with the iphone.

    Is there a better way to make a photo in order to evaluate the luster? may be under natural daylight, or something else?

    'Single light...
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    How is the luster of these SSP?

    Hello everyone,

    In search for a very large WSSP, I came across this pair. They look second hand, and I am looking for a good deal.

    The measurement are 15mm, there are defects, bites and...
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    Noted on the pressure point, thanks morella! ...

    Noted on the pressure point, thanks morella!

    Currently I have one pair or large gem cluster earrings with Omega backs. There is one negative thing that I have experienced with them. Sometimes I...
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