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    My thoughts go out to both you and your wife.

    My thoughts go out to both you and your wife.
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    One of them things I appreciate about pearls is...

    One of them things I appreciate about pearls is that they have an elegant look to them that is not 'in your face'. Relatively few will be able to know if what you are wearing is even expensive but...
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    It isn't the oppinion you are asking for but here...

    It isn't the oppinion you are asking for but here goes :)

    If I had not bought all the cheaper pearls that were supposed to be replacements for what I really wanted, I would have gotten what I...
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    My immidiate reaction was “ are they not round??”...

    My immidiate reaction was “ are they not round??” :)

    - Karin
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    I find the good luster SSP (not even talking...

    I find the good luster SSP (not even talking great, just good) tends to blur the edges so you really have no idea if you are looking at round or oval. My GSSP do that.

    - Karin
  6. I would not be surprised if you can buy the...

    I would not be surprised if you can buy the feedback. Like you can buy followers on YouTube.

    - Karin
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    Did just check the website. Maybe it's not...

    Did just check the website. Maybe it's not surprising they are closing...

    - Karin
  8. Thread: My first GSS

    by KarinK
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    I had the same experience, strand looking lighter...

    I had the same experience, strand looking lighter than I had expected considering the comparison to the gold karat. That being said, I still love mine, though I don't wear it so much right now.

    I...
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    You can also contact Douglas of Sea of Cortez...

    You can also contact Douglas of Sea of Cortez dirrctly, I believe. He is here on the forum (look for the thread with all the SoC pearls)

    Oh, might be this thread... Still sleepy...
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    Tahitians... :)

    Tahitians... :)
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    You can sign up for the PP newsletter. Then you...

    You can sign up for the PP newsletter. Then you will get warnings :)
  12. Thread: Pearl Storage

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    Don’t think they would represent much of a value...

    Don’t think they would represent much of a value to any criminal, only to crazies like us :) Good point. If you do a break-in you will want easily recogniseable and resaleable value.
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    Here is an idea, since you are in the US... If...

    Here is an idea, since you are in the US... If you want to look at what good quality pearls look like, you can order from online vendors like Pearl Paradise who has a very good refund policy. Either...
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    Joselyn, if you aren't sure what you want, I...

    Joselyn, if you aren't sure what you want, I would wait. While the price is fair it is still a lot of money - is to me, anyway :) I think you will find quickly that there are so many pearls you want...
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    I have bought a few things from Pearl Society as...

    I have bought a few things from Pearl Society as well and been very pleased - but then I followed the auctions that can be a better bargain than their fixed prices. I am sure you can trust the...
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    I would sign up for the news letters from Pearl...

    I would sign up for the news letters from Pearl Paradise, Pearls of Joy and Pure Pearls and keep an eye on their SSP sales. And other sales. I believe those are the best deals you can get.

    From...
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    Thank you :) But not that much patience. Bought...

    Thank you :) But not that much patience. Bought too much in too short a time. But by now I pretty much have what I want to have within my budget. I have seen better blue akoya here as well as GSSP...
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    Hi Pearlbop, If you look at this thread,...

    Hi Pearlbop,

    If you look at this thread, https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?11123-18-months-of-pearls-in-one-photo , the Tahitians are from Kamoka and the White South Sea Pearls at...
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    I notice that you don't feel entirely confident...

    I notice that you don't feel entirely confident about this seller. I don't know where you live but doesn't she have the same problem with returns, duty, etc?

    I have bought from PP several times...
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    I discussed topaz with the jeweller and he didn't...

    I discussed topaz with the jeweller and he didn't think it was. In part based on the hardness.

    And I love the ring. I thought the setting was rolled at first but the examples I found showed much...
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    What made me wonder is that it is a really hard...

    What made me wonder is that it is a really hard stone in a really elaborate setting. My jeweller is around 70 years old and has seen a lot of vintage jewelry. He could tell me all the holes in the...
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    Not nearby, but I'll be in Chicago for 9 days at...

    Not nearby, but I'll be in Chicago for 9 days at the end of February, hubby will be in San Francisco early March and we all expect to be back this summer. No LA trip around the corner, though.
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    No, it isn't amber.

    No, it isn't amber.
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    Gem stone ID in Europe?

    Does anyone know a good way to get a gem stone ID in Europe or is it better for me to wait until next time I am in the US for a longish time?

    I bought an antique ring this summer in a store that...
  25. Thread: Xmas gift

    by KarinK
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    Maybe you can ask to see photos taken in day...

    Maybe you can ask to see photos taken in day light?

    Tahitians will never show all their colors at all times. Mine sometimes look like dark silver only. At other times, there is a lot of color...
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