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  1. Welcome to the forum! These are interesting...

    Welcome to the forum!
    These are interesting photos, but we also need you to put the pearls on a white paper towel or something similar. They don't need to be magnified. We need to see how many...
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    Lady D's point is important also; does the post...

    Lady D's point is important also; does the post fit snugly in the hole, or is there play? It's also recommended that the post be grooved or roughed a bit to help the glue adhere. I've had the best...
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    Sorry! www.GIA.edu...

    Sorry!

    www.GIA.edu

    There is a large selection of online courses. I took the Pearls course online and there was a 2-day lab also. Of course, we now have the excellent Pearls as One course,...
  4. Thread: My pearls

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    WOW, Charlotta, you just keep dazzling us with...

    WOW, Charlotta, you just keep dazzling us with your creativity! Beautiful tiny keshi! (Agree with you about the poor person who has to drill them.)
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    GIA Scholarships - Apply through October 15, 2020

    Just arrived in my email from GIA:

    "GIA Scholarships - Apply through October 15

    Do you know a colleague that wants to advance their gem or jewelry career? Or have you been thinking of...
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    If you make hair ties, Tamarinda, we definitely...

    If you make hair ties, Tamarinda, we definitely want to see them!
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    Lots of great recommendations; you can be certain...

    Lots of great recommendations; you can be certain you'll receive an authentic, beautiful Tahitian Pearl. Love my purchases from Pearl Paradise and Kamoka Pearls.
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    Well, Tamarinda, I agree, you are correct; these...

    Well, Tamarinda, I agree, you are correct; these are some kind of imitation pearl. Lots of "South Sea Shell Pearl" sold on ebay. Or could be Swarovski. They could be a fun earring to see if you...
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    Oh yes, we will be so excited to see your ring! ...

    Oh yes, we will be so excited to see your ring! There are many outstanding goldsmiths on Etsy.
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    Thank you for adding your info, Linda. I also...

    Thank you for adding your info, Linda. I also didn't think accounts were restricted at Rio Grande, so I hope you can get set up there, thysa. Good luck sorting it out!
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    Yes, I love that combination; well done, Linda!

    Yes, I love that combination; well done, Linda!
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    Sticky: Wow, the bobcat! And the tiny chipmonk is so...

    Wow, the bobcat! And the tiny chipmonk is so cute! That's very cool, PD! We have several varieties of squirrels in the neighborhood, and sometimes a family of deer wander through. Coyotes now and...
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    WOW, just fabulous and endlessly fascinating...

    WOW, just fabulous and endlessly fascinating shapes!
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    Hi Miguelle, Please take the earrings out of the...

    Hi Miguelle,
    Please take the earrings out of the box and photograph them on a white paper towel. Also if there are any blemishes on the sides or back, please take a pic of them also. Were these...
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    Oh, so special! Love how the circle of stones...

    Oh, so special! Love how the circle of stones repeats the pearl shape!
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    Thank you for the clear explanation, BWeaves; I...

    Thank you for the clear explanation, BWeaves; I was wondering also.
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    Well done, BQ123! Lovely proportion on the...

    Well done, BQ123! Lovely proportion on the tassel, too! Thank you so much for sharing your take-a-ways!
  18. Thanks very much for sharing, JP!

    Thanks very much for sharing, JP!
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    JP, thanks to your son for this article! Five...

    JP, thanks to your son for this article! Five farms? Wow, I don't know what to say. Sounds like no actual production. Any authenticated Biwa Pearls on the market would probably be vintage...
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    Welcome to the forum! I'll be interested to find...

    Welcome to the forum! I'll be interested to find out of anyone else is using that method for knotting pearls. Since you are just learning, you might want to take a look at the excellent tutorial...
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    Confusedaboutpearls, What it is about the color...

    Confusedaboutpearls,
    What it is about the color that indicates fw pearls is all the bright blue-purple pearls. Blue body color pearls are very, very rare in Tahitians. Also those bright coppery...
  22. Thread: Stuff I Made

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    Incik, Your new GSS strand is truly beautiful...

    Incik,

    Your new GSS strand is truly beautiful and lustrous; your knotting skills are excellent, too! For some reason I missed the 3 lustrous oval and drop strands from May; those are favorite...
  23. Thread: Unique ring

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    Karin, The enamel sets off the green of the...

    Karin,
    The enamel sets off the green of the pearl so beautifully! You wear it so well, too!


    Sheri's creations are magical!
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    What an eye-catching blue, so rich! This...

    What an eye-catching blue, so rich! This necklace will really pop on you, Linda!
  25. QBQ2. Welcome to the forum and thank you for...

    QBQ2.

    Welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing your interesting necklace. What more do you know of its history? It appears a double strand might have been restrung into one long strand. ...
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