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  1. Barbara Bush Turns 90: Her Secret to Aging Gracefully? Pearls

    By Tierney McAfee and Tara Fowler

    Barbara Bush shared the secret to aging gracefully in an interview with granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager on the Today show.

    "You're known for your pearls,"...
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    I agree. Less is more.

    I agree. Less is more.
  3. Freshwaters don't seem to maintain their luster...

    Freshwaters don't seem to maintain their luster the way Akoyas do. Depending on your clientele, they may only respond to the name Akoya. Lots to think about.
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    GemGeek had my thoughts, precisely. The clasp...

    GemGeek had my thoughts, precisely. The clasp may or may not be original. Inasmuch as there is no way to test for Biwas, is there a way to differentiate between Scottish, Mississippi River, or any...
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    Now isn't that pretty. Good luck!

    Now isn't that pretty. Good luck!
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    Thanks for the comment! I always feel so sorry...

    Thanks for the comment! I always feel so sorry for those royal jewels housed in a light box so everyone can see them, but they are choking on the dry air. I also thought this would be an...
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    Hi, Wendy. Good to see you. Ash, it was just a...

    Hi, Wendy. Good to see you. Ash, it was just a question. Don't read anything into it.
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    Pearls displayed in a museum

    What are the rules for displaying pearls in a museum or jeweler's window? A lighted display box would be the best way to view the pearls, but is it best for the pearls themselves? What safeguards...
  9. Thread: Help!

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    I just love that design. I have some beaded Hopi...

    I just love that design. I have some beaded Hopi pieces strung similarly called a "daisy chain." I'm a hopeless romantic. Wear them in good health.
  10. The word you are looking for is "torsade." It's...

    The word you are looking for is "torsade." It's not ancient Chinese. It can be done easily by anyone who strings pearls. Torsades are generally not knotted, just strung.
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    So lovely, Nora!

    So lovely, Nora!
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    Just popped in to send my warmest wishes to you...

    Just popped in to send my warmest wishes to you both. What a lovely couple you make and Jordan is becoming such a handsome, young man. Jeremy, you honor your bridegroom attire.
  13. I was under the impression the problem with the...

    I was under the impression the problem with the blue tag is it represented to the consumer that the pearls were of Japanese origin, when in fact, they could be Chinese as well. Is the introduction...
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    After I read the nucleating description on...

    After I read the nucleating description on Sarah's website, I thought souffle was appropo. Tell me what Tosheroon is?
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    Knotty who? Not Knotty me! ...

    Knotty who? Not Knotty me! Stachurawholesale.com has lots of spools of silk that show available. If they're having a shortage, I don't know of it. I think natural fiber blends knot nicely...
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    I believe this is the bestest, goodest, fortune...

    I believe this is the bestest, goodest, fortune to come to Josh and I am SO PLEASED! But before you sell it to Daddy Warbucks, make sure you plan a round-the-world trip and show it to each and every...
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    Do you feel duped? I wouldn't. Nice price for a...

    Do you feel duped? I wouldn't. Nice price for a nice size of pretty, everyday pearls. Definitely in the wholesale range for akoyas. The average joe will never scrutinize them to know the...
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    Pearllunar? She's back? I haven't been able to...

    Pearllunar? She's back? I haven't been able to find her in a while.
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    Oy! Today everyone is Irish!

    Oy! Today everyone is Irish!
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    Douglas, you live in paradise! Talk about...

    Douglas, you live in paradise!

    Talk about translating, I got one of these for school about a year ago, but I've found it invaluable for other things in daily life as well. It has a translator. ...
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    I'm referring to spiderline, a competition kite...

    I'm referring to spiderline, a competition kite line which is no longer manufactured. I got it literally twenty years ago to fly kites with no interest in beading. I used to think PowerPro was...
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    Fireline is the closest thing I have found to my...

    Fireline is the closest thing I have found to my kiteline (called spider line) no color, no drag, no cutting into the pearls or hands.
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    Who took the pic?

    Who took the pic?
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    I wonder if he also wrote articles entitled "Why...

    I wonder if he also wrote articles entitled "Why The Horseless Carriage When Hay Is So Cheap!", and "Television, Schmellivision! Who Wants To Look At People?"

    It's the common lack of...
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    While I'm honored to be included in such an...

    While I'm honored to be included in such an illustrious group, I am sitting for the CLA the last week in July and am already cracking the books in review. I do think Hisano would be an excellent...
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