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    Not quite my first. Maybe a close 2nd. 1mm ...

    Not quite my first. Maybe a close 2nd.

    1mm 12" and 1mm 10" sitting in a vault drawer from 1965

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    Sticky: Clever I will lhave to try that on the American...

    Clever I will lhave to try that on the American natural pearls I have.
    P-M
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    Sticky: Size of the drill holes is a 80-90% reliable...

    Size of the drill holes is a 80-90% reliable source of information. I think a thin coating of nacre might show a uniform xray picture, because the nacre might only be 1/2 mm in radius. As was...
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    Sticky: Over the decades I have done a simple variation...

    Over the decades I have done a simple variation of that in jewelry stores to verify for my conclusion to identify cultured (Akoya), which bythe way years ago had more nacre, from natural....
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    Sticky: I like the multi color necklace. P-M

    I like the multi color necklace.
    P-M
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    Sticky: I don't take the time to chat here cause I am...

    I don't take the time to chat here cause I am busy "on the road " with customers as I have done for 4 decades. I was contributor to an article in the Wisconsin History magazine in 2013 on the Pearl...
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    Sticky: my favorite and my terror

    My boy passed last spring after few years with a tumor in his hind quarter and a heart murmur which prevented amputating
    his hind quarter. he was to proud to deal with three legs and at 8 too old....
  8. golden South Sea needed

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    I don't know a better place to begin a search for a match to this 11.7x 16.2 golden pearl. My normal source only has pairs. I'd like
    to get as close as possible to this. We are...
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    Sticky: cleaning

    Hi: Great and accurate advice. Our company has been doing pearls since 1939 when my mother started the business. I would just take issue about washing without restringing. If your recommendations...
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    Sticky: Tahitian Keshii blend

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    Same idea different strand....
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    Sticky: 59795 blend of Tahitian Keshii cross drilled and...

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    blend of Tahitian Keshii cross drilled and Tahitian baroque
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    59408 Quick photo of the finest luster on 15mm...

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    Quick photo of the finest luster on 15mm So Sea I have seen in some time.
    I used North light and Ottlite and surrounded with white paper. I used a CannonSX600HS
    and I remembered to set the...
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    Sticky: 59398 Riley the office boss. Getting old so he...

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    Riley the office boss. Getting old so he has to wear Bi-focals
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    As a note my company has been stringing for...

    As a note my company has been stringing for decades. I hold, as my mother did decades ago, a pearl with a wooden clothes pin if I need to drill a bit to the hole. Many times a reamer in a hand held...
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    SSP vs EDison

    I agree. Personally Edison pearl is dumb name. Who is going to brag about a pearl with the name of the inventor of the light bulb?
    Norm
  16. Sticky: You are right larger bead bracelets need to...

    You are right larger bead bracelets need to consider the inside circle length. Usually 12mm (1/2 "') longer.
  17. Sticky: I am not much on the science of pearls. I am a...

    I am not much on the science of pearls. I am a buyer/seller and have been for 49 years. How the size looks on the neck is the measure
    of 7-8mm. When a person is viewing from 4-5 feet away 1mm is...
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    WE have something in common. I have done the...

    WE have something in common. I have done the same with Upper Mississippi River Valley pearls. see this url for a histroy
    (if I can find it)...
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    YOUR REPLY IS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE SEEN FOR THE...

    YOUR REPLY IS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE SEEN FOR THE CASUAL USE OF PEARLS AND STRINGING. Which my firm has done for 50 plus years.
    Some of use don't have writing ability like you.

    Norm
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    Bumpers might work if the abrasion between them...

    Bumpers might work if the abrasion between them and the pearl do not scratch (tiny) the pearl. I would put inch of chain between each.
    ONLY put thread through the pearls and tie off each piece. ...
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    I agree. Selling Akoyas for 49+ years and...

    I agree. Selling Akoyas for 49+ years and constant handling the FWCP don't have the depth of Akoya or SSC. The few 6-8mm treated
    Japanese Akoya to black are quite amazing. No big deal just one or...
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    Well .............Women won't have to worry about dress color with these.

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    Sticky: I just received a Natural Grey Akoya Necklace...

    I just received a Natural Grey Akoya Necklace from Japan. It is 6.5 x 7 x 18".
    I like the color and they sell pretty well. Lots of grey haired ladies . ;>)\
    I placed the Tahitian for contrast. ...
  24. Thread: 35" or 54"?

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    In my experience of 40+ years of selling pearls...

    In my experience of 40+ years of selling pearls the solution to this is to have three necks 18 24 and 32 inches or some combination
    of length you like attached with the same spring ring (small) and...
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    Sticky: American Natural Pearls in hand blown glass bottle.

    In a fit of enthusiasm I put together a little item to use up the tiny natural pearls I have.

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