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  1. Thanks Pattye - it is good to know what sort of...

    Thanks Pattye - it is good to know what sort of nacre thickness is typical of akoyas. I haven't had much experience of them. I'm not sure how it would be measured without destroying the pearl, but...
  2. Thanks everyone. If the clasp turns up, I will...

    Thanks everyone. If the clasp turns up, I will add a picture...
  3. Hi - yes, as I mentioned in the first post, the...

    Hi - yes, as I mentioned in the first post, the clasp is not the original as they have been re-strung. She is trying to find the original clasp for me, which might tell me more.

    I was more...
  4. Comments - friend thinks these are late 1960's Mikimoto

    A friend has brought me her pearls to look at. She says her father brought them back from Japan in the late 1960's and that they are Mikimoto, although she did not expect that they were hugely...
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    I bought this pendant from PP in the recent sale ...

    I bought this pendant from PP in the recent sale - I don't think it came from the Private VIP sale, but it's still a bit of a show-off... Handily, the chain can be worn at two lengths and it is...
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    Latest Stringing Project from Kongs Pearl

    Friday my latest package from Kongs Pearl arrived - at only $US40 a strand, I'm rapt with these 9-10mm, AA, near round white freshwaters and am stringing them up for gifts for my workmates... let the...
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    Thanks Katbran - I've been short-sighted since I...

    Thanks Katbran - I've been short-sighted since I was 6 years old... made me frustrated as a kid, but in my 50's, I love that my eyesight is so helpful for close-up work!
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    Thanks Pattye! The were sold as 10.5 - 12.5...

    Thanks Pattye! The were sold as 10.5 - 12.5 (mostly 10.5 - 11.5). I love the size - anything bigger would be too much.
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    Totally addictive! I confess to having already...

    Totally addictive! I confess to having already ordered 5 more clasps and 2 more strands....

    And, I've been thinking about trying to make some earrings...
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    I've been stringing...

    Earlier this year, I bought a stringing kit from Pattye's shop. I didn't get around to using it until my favourite metallics broke recently, so I sat down one day and had go. It was surprisingly...
  11. Thread: Latest Purchase

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    Lastly, a photo of the little Kamoko silver...

    Lastly, a photo of the little Kamoko silver tahitians;

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    These are going to get a lot of use with my silver PP tahitian strand and a matching tahitian ring. Unfortunately, the light...
  12. Thread: Latest Purchase

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    I managed to squeeze in photos of my other...

    I managed to squeeze in photos of my other purchases today. First the PoJ dyed black freshwaters:
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    I was wondering what to buy in the sales and where the gaps were in my collection... and I...
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    Yes, that is what it is - there are a few more...

    Yes, that is what it is - there are a few more pairs on the Kojima web-site that describe it.

    I will try and get some more pictures in daylight over the weekend.
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    Latest Purchase

    Spurred on by the Mother's Day sale, I added three new items to my collection over the last month. First came a PoJ dyed black freshwater AAA strand - just to mix it up a bit with the white strands....
  15. Oops - just found the picture you posted on...

    Oops - just found the picture you posted on another thread and hope you don't mind me re-posting:

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    Do you know if the mussels you were eating were from New Zealand? I don't believe these...
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    Well, funnily enough, after letting my husband...

    Well, funnily enough, after letting my husband loose on the Pearl Paradise site to select me a mystery present, he chose one of these bracelets!

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    The pearls were beautiful, but as...
  17. Wow - I would love to see a picture. Which...

    Wow - I would love to see a picture. Which country are the mussels from?
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    Wow they are lovely, Katalin! The remaining...

    Wow they are lovely, Katalin!

    The remaining pearls could be a nice tin-cup necklace....or a rather daring anklet (always thought it would be fun to try one of those!).
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    The only problem with the graduated bracelet is...

    The only problem with the graduated bracelet is that the heaviest pearl pulls to the lowest point - so unless you realign it regularly, the best view is of the catch! There are a few "bar bracelets"...
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    Thanks for the posts and videos - I have learned...

    Thanks for the posts and videos - I have learned a lot from the bits I've listened to so far!
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    I finally added one two many pearl boxes and...

    I finally added one two many pearl boxes and could no longer shut the drawer... so I came up with this - based on two sizes of muffin tins and a silicon chocolate mould for the earrings/rings. There...
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    Oh, I hadn't heard of those Katbran - what a good...

    Oh, I hadn't heard of those Katbran - what a good idea! I hope Amazon won't mind me borrowing a picture of one...
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    Thanks all for the comments - I'm probably better...

    Thanks all for the comments - I'm probably better than most at doing up one-handed bracelet clasps, as have always worn them since I was a teenager. However, although I was familiar with the types...
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    Two New Bracelets

    I'm a big fan of pearl bracelets - I like my pearls where I can look at them all day while I work!

    Recently, I realised that I really needed some peach-pink bracelets to go with a few outfits. ...
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    I just bought these Catherine Cardellini pearls...

    I just bought these Catherine Cardellini pearls for my niece for a 21st present this month... except they're so gorgeous, I'm not sure if I can bring myself to pass them on! Just giving them a...
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