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    We will be attending, see you there :)

    We will be attending, see you there :)
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    I would suggest the mark is from Japan, but as...

    I would suggest the mark is from Japan, but as BWeaves says - I also don't think that the mark is related to pearls. In many countries when you open an account with an Assay Office you are obliged...
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    Unfortunately, true. China counterfeit...

    Unfortunately, true. China counterfeit everything, including gold stamps. Such pieces have never been to a laboratory and have been domestically marked with a hammer-on stamp. Luckily it rarely...
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    Hello Beans, all pearls in your photos are...

    Hello Beans, all pearls in your photos are color-treated. The metal karat of clasps usually shouldn't be used in identifying the value of pearls unless it's an antique piece. For example, in Japan...
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    Beans, you have a pretty bracelet of chinese...

    Beans, you have a pretty bracelet of chinese cultured freshwater pearls. Hope you get a lot of wear from it!
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    Those are gorgeous pears, congratulations!! As...

    Those are gorgeous pears, congratulations!! As for the style.. Depends what you want to wear them with, what occasions and what clothes.. These pearls can make either red carpet piece or casual day...
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    Thank you amti!! It's been hard work, but we are...

    Thank you amti!! It's been hard work, but we are very pleased with the result :o:o
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    Siopao is a weird way to describe button/ short...

    Siopao is a weird way to describe button/ short potato shape of pearls through visual similarity to a Chinese bread pies with fillings.. I've only seen it being used a few times and related to...
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    Hello Isi, sorry for my late reply. Polishing...

    Hello Isi, sorry for my late reply. Polishing pearls is a common process for some cultured pearls, for example, Tahitian pearls that come from China are almost all polished (even though the color is...
  10. Thread: abalone pearl?

    by Lugana
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    I agree with all said above, the pearl used in...

    I agree with all said above, the pearl used in the design you shared is not from abalone in any form.

    There are three types of products from abalone mollusk:
    1) natural pearls (rare and very...
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    Oh guys, we honestly didn't expect to receive SO...

    Oh guys, we honestly didn't expect to receive SO MUCH help from you.. it was amazing! Each input was unique and we've managed to correct many things we haven't even noticed before ourselves :) We...
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    Some photo would be nice! Just as an eye-candy to...

    Some photo would be nice! Just as an eye-candy to see a natural pearl set into a pendant :)

    By the way you describe it

    I don't think it's glue. Sounds like your jeweler has polished the...
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    mrsadm, I would say they are color-treated or...

    mrsadm, I would say they are color-treated or very very photoshopped. Unfortunately I wouldn't believe the opposite without a reputable laboratory certificate.

    First - the color. It's...
  14. To me they do look like South Sea pearls more...

    To me they do look like South Sea pearls more than other thing in the photos :) The shape, the luster, the blemishes..
  15. Sounds like you've scored the deal there nessie26...

    Sounds like you've scored the deal there nessie26 :D
    You say you've tested the posts - are they not marked?
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    Sticky: kojimapearl, jshepherd, thank you guys, that's...

    kojimapearl, jshepherd, thank you guys, that's such an HONOR to receive these comments from you! thank you thank you! :) :)

    Red, thank you! you are on the short-cut list for test-drives now ;)
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    MSC sent, thank you! :)

    MSC sent, thank you! :)
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    Thank you all for taking time to reply, I sent...

    Thank you all for taking time to reply, I sent private messages with the link to each of you :) I feel as if I were passing an exam or something, really exciting :)
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    Sticky: Oh it's been such a while since I posted here! So...

    Oh it's been such a while since I posted here! So many lovely pearls coming up - this thread is turning into a real treasure and almost the library of pearl designs and ideas :)

    I rarely have an...
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    Pearl volunteers needed :)

    Hi everyone,

    I have an unusual type of help needed :) just finished the new website - transferred everything to new design and better search system etc. - and it needs testing. Of course we...
  21. Thread: Seeking Advice

    by Lugana
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    Hahahaha that's such a brilliant resume :)))))...

    Hahahaha that's such a brilliant resume :))))) sorry, couldn't help from off-topic mentioning it :)

    To the subject. JohnReese, there are suppliers who sell akoya pearls in akoya shells as well as...
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    What exactly do you refer to Eric?.. Polishing by...

    What exactly do you refer to Eric?.. Polishing by hand with a cloth wouldn't make any difference, you are right :) But tumbling for hours with mild abrasive media creates artificial smoothness that...
  23. Gemandpearlover , thank you and I'm sure your...

    Gemandpearlover , thank you and I'm sure your excitement will be overwhelmed with the quality of Pearl Paradise purchase!

    Just as a note, I wouldn't advise against all Etsy vendors (not so sure...
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    I think it's a good decision :) you will find...

    I think it's a good decision :) you will find lovely pearls that you are sure to keep!


    My point was that I cannot tell about the color by the photo, but the luster could have been enhanced.
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  25. The shop manager is definitely confused. Unlike...

    The shop manager is definitely confused. Unlike golden South Sea pearls (where some sellers call Tahitian pearls "Black South Sea pearls"), where the percentage of dyed and colour-treated pearls is...
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