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    Hi and welcome Pearlie Sue. I'm not going to...

    Hi and welcome Pearlie Sue.
    I'm not going to comment on the specific pearls but will point out that Edison pearls are a freshwater pearl product from one specific pearl company. They are bead...
  2. These are stick pearls not Biwa pearls. They are...

    These are stick pearls not Biwa pearls. They are often called Biwa pearls because of their shape but this is wrong. Biwa pearls are freshwater pearls from the Japanese freshwater lake..Biwa. They...
  3. Have you now communicated with the seller? It may...

    Have you now communicated with the seller? It may be an honest error or it may be deliberate. In case of the former they would want to rectify urgently, not least because they have another strand...
  4. Clearly not yet sold...

    Clearly not yet sold...
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    That would be very easy to replicate with a large...

    That would be very easy to replicate with a large bead nucleated freshwater pearl and either silver or vermeil. Especially if the customer is happy for a blemish at the back.
    Earrings look...
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    It's a mix. British actors often go from TV and...

    It's a mix. British actors often go from TV and film to theatre lugging a large make-up box which gradually fills up with all sorts of stuff. Colin Baker once told me that when he appeared as a...
  7. Yes, I suppose they could be. Either way, they're...

    Yes, I suppose they could be. Either way, they're pretty horrible.
  8. I think you have real tahitian pearls there, and...

    I think you have real tahitian pearls there, and the clasp alone is worth more than £1. But the pearls, from the photos, are not very good in quality, in shape, lustre or colour.
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    Probably fakes, unless Anne Reid's own. Actors...

    Probably fakes, unless Anne Reid's own. Actors often wear their own jewellery and have a collection of pieces in their make-up boxes.
  10. Douglas is super-right. You must know everything...

    Douglas is super-right. You must know everything about your country's consumer and contract law since you are running a business. Also all tax aspects, both business and personal.
    At the moment I'm...
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    Clearer. The last stamp could be a London Assay...

    Clearer. The last stamp could be a London Assay leopard head and then next to it a date stamp. You need to go to the website and look up A (?) in exactly that shape.
    But way back when the level of...
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    That can't be a victorian makers mark can it? @is...

    That can't be a victorian makers mark can it? @is a modern phenomenon (I could be wrong).
    Can you do some sharp close ups of the markings?
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    I've used a few big SS gas pearls in my Kintsugi...

    I've used a few big SS gas pearls in my Kintsugi collection and I always give the inside a squirt of superglue to stick a loose nuke down and stop it rattling if there is one.
  14. Thread: My pearls

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    I love all that you do with your pearls,...

    I love all that you do with your pearls, Charlotta. You are so creative.

    (But I am also very happy the rainbow strand is unchanged!)
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    With what I assume is a full hallmark on the...

    With what I assume is a full hallmark on the clasp you should be able to identify the actual maker - every gold or silversmith has a unique mark - mine is my initials in a cartouche shape. Which...
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    Could be a gas pearl, or I have seen a few...

    Could be a gas pearl, or I have seen a few attempts at SS soufflés.

    (btw I can't open the pix, I get 'invalid attachment'
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    I enlarged photo 3 and looked carefully. As far...

    I enlarged photo 3 and looked carefully. As far as I can tell from the photo (and I may be wrong) this is not a tension ring. It can't be a tension shank with all those stones in it. The two ends...
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    Leaving aside any aesthetic considerations, as a...

    Leaving aside any aesthetic considerations, as a matter of construction I'd be concerned about how robust the setting is. If the pearl is balancing on two pins, one at each end of the shank, and with...
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    I think I still have some of that cord, Douglas....

    I think I still have some of that cord, Douglas. They were called floating pearls because it looked - from a distance - as if the pearls were just floating. Or illusion necklaces. They were...
  20. Not at all, you have just lived too long with...

    Not at all, you have just lived too long with real pearls to be cynical!
  21. NOTE: Tin-cup refers to the movie "Tin-cup"...

    NOTE: Tin-cup refers to the movie "Tin-cup" where Renee' Russo's character wears a pearl necklace with the pearls spaced out an inch apart. The style of necklace became known as Tin-cup even if...
  22. Hi. The round pearls are probably imitations. Way...

    Hi. The round pearls are probably imitations. Way back when your grandmother received them, (Pearls were the traditional 21st birthday present from father to daughter) there were only wild pearls or...
  23. Hi. The round pearls are probably imitations. Way...

    Hi. The round pearls are probably imitations. Way back when your grandmother received them, (Pearls were the traditional 21st birthday present from father to daughter) there were only wild pearls or...
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    I agree with CortezPearls. you have two white...

    I agree with CortezPearls. you have two white round strands. Wear them and consider instead a strand of coloured pearls. Mother nature gives us many beautiful shapes and colours of pearls. If you are...
  25. Watch the knotting - I can see a thread end...

    Watch the knotting - I can see a thread end sticking up between the next to last and last pearl at one end. That means there's not a lot of knot holding the necklace onto the clasp. (try a silver...
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