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  1. Hi Bodecia, I cannot say whether the many...

    Hi Bodecia,

    I cannot say whether the many earthquakes have affected the production. However it is indeed a very interesting point as such earthquakes should cause a big shift in sea bed sediments...
  2. Hi Caitlin, I am not comfortable quoting which...

    Hi Caitlin,

    I am not comfortable quoting which companies closing down which farms because pearl farmers a very proud lot as you know and I feel it is not my place. So I will present only what have...
  3. South Sea Pearl Production down in Indonesia

    Hi PG! Long time, been a hectic year, hope you guys are doing great, so much in the forums to catch up to. Anyways, here's some info about the indonesian pearl industry from some farmers i spoke to....
  4. Well, pearl powder or Chen Chu Fen, in chinese...

    Well, pearl powder or Chen Chu Fen, in chinese has always been used as tonic/medicine by the chinese. Though most of their pearl powders are fresh water pearl oysters. The article doesn;t state which...
  5. Oh they would be a riot to read i bet Caitlin.

    Oh they would be a riot to read i bet Caitlin.
  6. Thread: Dyed?

    by Sutrisno
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    Reflection of the strings could cause a...

    Reflection of the strings could cause a 'darkening' so the pearls should have been photographed without the string with the whole facing a slightly tilted angle towards the camera.

    I have seen...
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    Hello Valerene, Yes, indeed, suprising as it...

    Hello Valerene,

    Yes, indeed, suprising as it may sound many Indonesian farmers do not know what they are doing when it comes to pinctada maxima breeding. Just 2 days ago I spoke to one who was...
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    Well valerene, it is a total average meaning you...

    Well valerene, it is a total average meaning you add the crap de la crap ( am i allowed to write that?) that are still sellable by farmers. Afterall a really bad quality pearl will still have the...
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    One shrewd wife, or husband, or both!

    One shrewd wife, or husband, or both!
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    Sticky: I find the replies by our pg sellers very...

    I find the replies by our pg sellers very informative. That is one 'simply complex' question naria. Awesome.
  11. Thread: Lot of pearls

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    As an addition, though copper or 'tea' colour may...

    As an addition, though copper or 'tea' colour may seem far fetched for ssp, there are apparently real uncoloured/untreated copper ssp. Though very rare and originating from raja ampat regency of...
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    Sad but true, most fish farms use a miriad of...

    Sad but true, most fish farms use a miriad of chemicals that just changes the ecology of the sea. Not to mention the high density artificial wastes that causes algae and bacterial blooms and a horde...
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    I think that line is more towards the value of...

    I think that line is more towards the value of the pearls. I don't have the official data but it is believed as a whole, indonesian's pearls are priced much cheaper to australian's, phillipines and...
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    Most of the Old surviving farms and farmers in...

    Most of the Old surviving farms and farmers in Indonesia originated in East Indonesia, Maluku province. With newer, 'second' generation farms in Central Indonesia, like Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi and...
  15. What would mother nature say... Oh wait she made...

    What would mother nature say... Oh wait she made them!
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    I totally agree that pearls should be appreciated...

    I totally agree that pearls should be appreciated as is. Be it Fw, tahiti and what have you. The individual quality of the pearl in question is more important rather than type. However cyryll's point...
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    Those are some awesome pearls! I didn't know...

    Those are some awesome pearls! I didn't know sabah has pearl farms, that is wonderfu news. I do know that sabah has a heck of a lot fish farms.
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    Awesome, i love these kinds of hands on pictures....

    Awesome, i love these kinds of hands on pictures. They really are educational!
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    There used to be a japanese pearl grafter who...

    There used to be a japanese pearl grafter who absalutely loved trolling. And he make his own baits from MOP. The biggest i have ever seen him catch was a 2 meter long barracuda! He gave me 1 of his...
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    Er... Nothing follows? Yeah great pics! I always...

    Er... Nothing follows? Yeah great pics! I always loved them hands on pictures! You sure seem to fly around alot! ;)
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    This is great! Thanks cyril! I am hopin for even...

    This is great! Thanks cyril! I am hopin for even more pearl farmers to be covered by these articles!
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    @caitlin If you are interested in all them...

    @caitlin

    If you are interested in all them tasty seafood then yes ma'am! If you are just interested in pearls, not reccomended. However it is an eye opener and is very educational seeing the whole...
  23. Mr brossard, you sure do come up with the goods!...

    Mr brossard, you sure do come up with the goods! Amazing article, anaesthisia for oysters? Wow! I never knew they used that for fresh water oysters! I wonder if it is a widespread technique? Or just...
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    Dalian seafood expo!

    Right what does dalian seafood dalian seafood expo have anything to do with pearls you ask? Well... Apparently thrre are 4 stands that were selling pearls! Most were fresh water with a few ssp and...
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    Puts a smile on your face this does! Silkwinds,...

    Puts a smile on your face this does! Silkwinds, that sounds like an airline magazine, pretty detailed, though i wish they had more 'hands on' pictures.
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