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    Sticky: I especially like the bracelet...has to do with...

    I especially like the bracelet...has to do with both the brand and the idea behind a piece made of a "sampler" of the pearls of a year's given harvest. I would have love to have done that with some...
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    Wow! That is both creative and unexpected!...

    Wow! That is both creative and unexpected! Definitively, the halves of each "pearl" must be made from not one pearl cut in half...but two different pearls cut in half to achieve this look. Love to...
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    My pleasure Lisa :) And that is what makes this...

    My pleasure Lisa :)
    And that is what makes this forum unique...this special blend of pearl experts IN EVERY FIELD: Jewelers, gemologists, hobbyists, pearl-lovers, historians and even pearl farmers....
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    Poetry. Stirs things up in one's Soul they say!...

    Poetry. Stirs things up in one's Soul they say! That is one unique poem.
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    Definitively CathyKeshi! If we do have another...

    Definitively CathyKeshi! If we do have another Pearl-Ruckus or Pearls by the Bay or even a Pearl Dinner during the Tucson Gem Show I will certainly show up with my Kilt! And I would love to bring my...
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    Loved the articles...specially the photos of the...

    Loved the articles...specially the photos of the artifacts and the paintings :D Thank you!
    This part of the 1st article actually gave me something new:
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    Both! The Island of "Margarita" in Venezuela is...

    Both! The Island of "Margarita" in Venezuela is named that way because of the pearls they found there :)
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    Yes, but the Romans recognized the "unicity" of...

    Yes, but the Romans recognized the "unicity" of pearls and would refer to them as "unios" as well...the word "margaritari" coming instead from the Greek language, which was very much used at those...
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    Sure thing! ; 76617 That's me and my wife...

    Sure thing! ;
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    That's me and my wife Elizabeth, celebrating Life!
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    Yes indeed...why would a color-blind creature...

    Yes indeed...why would a color-blind creature produce such beautiful colors? It is not enjoying it!
    But the crystals do that by themselves, just like a splendid gemstone (ruby, emerald, opal, etc.)...
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    LOL! ;) That is a Venerid poem of sorts!

    LOL! ;)
    That is a Venerid poem of sorts!
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    I have always viewed pearls as any other natural...

    I have always viewed pearls as any other natural product: wood, leather, bone, shell...they come from living organisms, and life is sometimes...hard! And living things will bear the "scars" of life...
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    A lot of experiments have been done over the...

    A lot of experiments have been done over the years about mantle size. Mikimoto actually had a technique where he fully wrapped the bead in mantle tissue! Then smaller amounts were used until it was...
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    She also seems to be wearing South Sea Mabe...

    She also seems to be wearing South Sea Mabe pearls!
    BTW: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! :o
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    Quite correct Pearl Dreams...but not all is...

    Quite correct Pearl Dreams...but not all is written in stone...or pearl, for this matter ;)

    You see, the original mantle piece might be FLAWLESS...you actually select the donor based upon this and...
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    Happy Thanksgiving!!! I ain't got a Tiara, but...

    Happy Thanksgiving!!! I ain't got a Tiara, but I've got a Kilt! I fancy I will wear it tonight! :cool:
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    Sticky: Love to see your Pearls-Giving jewelry!!! :cool:

    Love to see your Pearls-Giving jewelry!!! :cool:
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    Hello CMN! Excellent question...and I wish we...

    Hello CMN!
    Excellent question...and I wish we could have an equally good answer to it.
    I would be quite qualified to answer this question since I was a pearl farmer for the last...30 years? Seems...
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    The "Popcorn pearls"??? No, they are PEARLS, but...

    The "Popcorn pearls"??? No, they are PEARLS, but they are the kind you discard...they are non-saleable, non-commercial or "trash pearls", but they give you much information about the pearl sac and...
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    Thank you Marianne! :) Good system! peroxide...

    Thank you Marianne! :)
    Good system! peroxide works really well! Thank you for the quick reminder...I thought others would find it interesting as well :cool:
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    There was a time when French was the language of the Educated (in Ancient times the same was true for Greek)...even in Britain. Until the time of Chaucer, French was seen as the language of the...
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    Sticky: Love the simplicity and the effect :)

    Love the simplicity and the effect :)
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    Yes, mostly Russian freshwater pearls I believe, but they also had many large pearls from Mexico. At the times, Russian whalers would go down to hunt gray whales in Baja, and they traded pearls with...
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    Oh Lord! The photos are amazing, the colorization just makes it look so dazzling and flamboyant. Loved the articles, I'm in love with the photos.
    I have to say... Czarina Alexandra does not seem...
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    What technique do you employ to get rid of the...

    What technique do you employ to get rid of the smell Marianne???
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