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  1. Ruckus

    Since I graduate from grad school June 12th I might actually make this one. Yeah!!:o:o It's on my calendar.
    My husband is hoping to be there with me wearing one of his 'man pearls'.:D
    barbie
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    One of the vendors here can answer this question...

    One of the vendors here can answer this question but if I am not mistaken, any pearl can 'fade' if left in direct sunlight for a period of time. Allowing them to dry out does not help either.
    Pearl...
  3. Not very PC was it? This is where we see that,...

    Not very PC was it?

    This is where we see that, how we treat even a gemstone made by an animal, mirrors the way we treat people. It's subtle, but it's there.

    Now, almost one hundred years...
  4. Hah! As a prior respiratory therapist I have to...

    Hah! As a prior respiratory therapist I have to confess that things that started with 'muco' anything were pretty much up my alley for about 20 years.
    How that would affect a pearl I cannot say...
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    Katie: Beautiful pearls!! And I see you also...

    Katie:

    Beautiful pearls!! And I see you also shop at PP and Kojima. (Two of my personal favorites.) Those natural white akoya are to die for aren't they?;) And I adore the CFW. Sarah gets the...
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    That is just so adorable! While not a huge fan...

    That is just so adorable! While not a huge fan of kitsch, that little guy touches my heart.:)

    barbie
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    Jan: That is a stunning natural pearl....

    Jan:
    That is a stunning natural pearl. Congratulations!
    barbie
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    thrift stores

    Dear Lisa:
    You rock girl:
    Your point about the thrift stores is well taken. High quality is great but many people cannot afford anything of high enough quality to have resale value.
    I have a...
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    Bodecia: Perhaps we should reserve the HAZMAT...

    Bodecia:
    Perhaps we should reserve the HAZMAT suit for you. :D I'm sorry to hear you have adult asthma though. One of the nice things about pearls is that unless you are drilling them, they don't...
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    After both, 20 years as a respiratory therapist,...

    After both, 20 years as a respiratory therapist, and a also having degree in construction technology, I tend to err on the side of caution. If the directions say use a mask, I don't open it until I...
  11. Thread: Earrings

    by barbie biggs
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    Oh ho, cute litte tiny ears. You could of course...

    Oh ho, cute litte tiny ears. You could of course learn to make your own earrings.

    You can purchase about 12 inches of gold wire for under $50.00 and make 3 or 4 pair of earrings with it.
    ...
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    I am not sure so anyone is invited to answer...

    I am not sure so anyone is invited to answer this: do Sea of Cortez Pearls qualify as black pearls? They are every other color and from the right species I believe.

    barbie
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    Hello, and welcome aboard! As Hanaleimom says...

    Hello, and welcome aboard! As Hanaleimom says most pearls these days are not dyed, to answer your question. Although there is certainly no shortage of dyed pearls available. If you lurk on this...
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    Josh said in one of his threads that he wears his...

    Josh said in one of his threads that he wears his pearl in the water every day so it's probably pretty well washed. I wonder if his cousin has a skin Ph that wears the pearl down or if the cousin is...
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    I am confused. :o:confused: I have two pearls...

    I am confused. :o:confused:

    I have two pearls with exaggerated barrel shapes. One is an apricot CFW that is about 6-7mm. No question about it's age as I got it from Jeremy. The color is...
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    Very nice Article Blaire. And of course Sarah's...

    Very nice Article Blaire. And of course Sarah's necklace is stunning!
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    Jeremy: Hopefully we care enough about you to...

    Jeremy:
    Hopefully we care enough about you to let you know what a great job you do. And you do that job every day, not just when you spend a million bucks.
    But, yeah, definitely cool!!!

    barbie
  18. This was a wonderful post that led to the...

    This was a wonderful post that led to the purchase of a Sea of Cortez pearl (from Carolyn) that is just yummy. It looks lavendar with silver and pink overtones. The goal is to make a pendant out of...
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    Oh good, I love tea.:):D I'd prefer it to these....

    Oh good, I love tea.:):D I'd prefer it to these.

    Seriously, I know people who might enjoy these. In Walla Walla, WA. where I am temporarily housed due to school, lots of people love to thrift...
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    That would be a really neet centerpiece for an...

    That would be a really neet centerpiece for an event. Ummm, salad dressing on the side?:p
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    I should hope not.:eek:

    I should hope not.:eek:
  22. That is gorgeous!!:):):D

    That is gorgeous!!:):):D
  23. Thread: Earrings

    by barbie biggs
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    Hi: Just a quick note. In essence I agree with ...

    Hi:
    Just a quick note. In essence I agree with the previous comments but have these exceptions:

    1) Don't try lever backs right away as they tend to be thicker than other earrings and will...
  24. Congrats Blaire: They liked your pic enough to...

    Congrats Blaire:
    They liked your pic enough to use it. Now for recognition:rolleyes:

    Congrats Caitlin:
    Pearl Police are at it again!!;)

    Don't let em get away with nuthin...

    barbie
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    Caitlin: I just have to ask: would that be...

    Caitlin:
    I just have to ask: would that be purple poo poo?

    Anyone who is ZE's implacable foe is on my list of superhero's.

    barbie
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