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    Thank you, Charlotta! Also, a tin cup or some...

    Thank you, Charlotta! Also, a tin cup or some form of station necklace is a marvelous idea. I’m glad these didn’t smell bad; I’d heard of that before so I definitely didn’t want to drill my own!
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    I’m a bit late to the party, but I now know why...

    I’m a bit late to the party, but I now know why keshi are so loved. Last month on a whim I ordered these loose white keshi, and they arrived right at dusk yesterday. This morning in the sunlight I...
  3. lisac, they are wonderful and not boring. Thank...

    lisac, they are wonderful and not boring. Thank you for sharing. Those hawks are beautimous. If you go to Cornell’s All About Birds website you can nerd out on birds to your heart’s content. Also a...
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    Beautiful! They’re so lustrous! And the soap...

    Beautiful! They’re so lustrous! And the soap bubble effect is swoonworthy.
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    Sticky: jeg, your total style is so awesome. I love your...

    jeg, your total style is so awesome. I love your eye for clothes and the way you combine them, and the pearls always give that last wonderful touch. Thank you for sharing your looks. :)
  6. Thanks, y’all. The pearls are a nice size and the...

    Thanks, y’all. The pearls are a nice size and the overtones are lovely. Douglas, as I was testing the beads I was thinking the same as you—I have never seen a 10K bead, so I bet these will be 14K. ...
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    Thank you! I do think that PP really delivers...

    Thank you! I do think that PP really delivers happiness in the form of affordable beauty!
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    I’m wearing these today. Never mind that it’s...

    I’m wearing these today. Never mind that it’s washday and I’m in a t-shirt and shorts. They’re my lavender 6.5-7.0 mm AA+ freshwaters from Pearl Paradise. I bought them in April to cheer myself up,...
  9. Intrigued by pearls on a vintage shortener. Any ideas?

    Late last year I bought a vintage (or older) pearl shortener/pin on eBay for around $12, but didn’t get around to testing the metal, etc. until now. I hadn’t expected the wire and beads to be...
  10. Thread: My pearls

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    Swoonworthy. I love the contrast between the...

    Swoonworthy. I love the contrast between the Tahitians and the SSPs. Looking at beauty like this does my heart good.
  11. Fred Ward pearl article on PBS Nova page from 20 years ago—he got a lot right

    I think. But I am no expert. I’d love to know what some of you who ARE experts think about what he got right and if he got anything not quite right.

    Here is the article:...
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    Thank you both, BWeaves and Charlotta! The white...

    Thank you both, BWeaves and Charlotta! The white ones are simplicity itself. I’ll post pics of the very shiny freshies tomorrow. As the pearls in each are about the same size, they were a great...
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    It’s sunny today! Here is a sweet little 18”...

    It’s sunny today! Here is a sweet little 18” strand of vintage Japanese Akoyas that I found on eBay when I was first becoming interested in pearls. They have a certificate saying that they were...
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    I totally get it! :)

    I totally get it! :)
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    Beautiful arrangements, Charlotta. I’m glad...

    Beautiful arrangements, Charlotta. I’m glad you’re feeling better. Sushi sounds good, hm hm. Wasabi will clear out everything that’s bothering one, haha! Thank you for the hint about the time it may...
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    You’re right, Douglas! They let those pearls...

    You’re right, Douglas! They let those pearls speak for themselves, didn’t they? though the setting is luxurious. I love jewels in context. I snagged the pic from the website I was reading, so I...
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    I love this pic of Nichelle! What a stunning...

    I love this pic of Nichelle! What a stunning necklace. Thank you for posting it.
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    Sticky: Love the Water Nymph, bweaves. jeg, I love your...

    Love the Water Nymph, bweaves. jeg, I love your Tahitians, and especially the bracelet with the wire-wrapped Tahitian drops. I will have to make a bracelet like that with my loose Tahitians if I...
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    Thank you, jeg. I enjoy necklaces and earrings,...

    Thank you, jeg. I enjoy necklaces and earrings, but I love to be able to see what I’m wearing whenever possible, so I’m partial to long necklaces and bracelets. I hope you enjoy wearing your...
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    Oops, I meant to post QM’s conch pearl...

    Oops, I meant to post QM’s conch pearl pendant/brooch that I spotted the other day. Oh myyyyyyy

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    Queen Mary had excellent taste. Her mother...

    Queen Mary had excellent taste. Her mother Princess Mary Adelaide, the Duchess of Teck, did too. Mary Adelaide’s enjoyment of jewels far outstripped her budget, but when Mary married George, money...
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    That clasp is beautiful and a very nice find. I...

    That clasp is beautiful and a very nice find. I love Deco and Deco-inspired things.
  23. Seriously, that was a terrific read, and the...

    Seriously, that was a terrific read, and the photos are splendid. I recommend it!
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    Oh, Charlotta, that South Sea strand with the...

    Oh, Charlotta, that South Sea strand with the overtones is breathtaking. And I especially love the silver aqua Tahitian earrings next to it.

    I have tassel findings; in the new year I would like...
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    Just wonderful in every way. I’d love to know...

    Just wonderful in every way. I’d love to know about the hallmark, too. That’s one of the good things about antique and vintage precious metal jewelry of British provenance: being able to get so much...
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