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    They look lovely but how can anyone be in the...

    They look lovely but how can anyone be in the business with such misleading and incorrect descriptions! This one is for the pearls in question:

    Description

    NOTE: these pearls are freshwater...
  2. Another option is to look at the offerings from...

    Another option is to look at the offerings from https://www.paspaley.com/

    Not sure they ever part with single loose pearls but a quick call would at least provide an answer. When talking about...
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    Thank you BWeaves too. In fact, baroque is used,...

    Thank you BWeaves too. In fact, baroque is used, as I am sure everyone would agree, for those pearls that are too "out of a specific shape" to be called anything else. SBQ is used for those that are...
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    The wider community who handle pearls on a...

    The wider community who handle pearls on a regular basis and use shape terms really pattye.
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    Thanks for the replies pattye and Pearl Dreams....

    Thanks for the replies pattye and Pearl Dreams. The question is probably a bit lost here as was hoping for more feedback. There are some that say "semi-baroque" should not be used as a shape...
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    Thanks Happy Huku! It has stuck in my mind...

    Thanks Happy Huku! It has stuck in my mind through personal experience. Once had a necklace in my hands that were all bead cultured apart from around 6 pieces which turned out to be natural and they...
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    Shape query - SBQ?

    I have a query that may lead to many different opinions because it did in a recent conversation I had with a fellow pearl enthusiast. Do you think "semi-baroque" is a pearl shape?

    Would be...
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    Thank you for the new images massrog. I would...

    Thank you for the new images massrog. I would agree with the ID being bead cultured on the smaller pearls per BWeaves feedback. The white matte areas in the centres look like the exposed shell bead...
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    You will probably need to share some close-up...

    You will probably need to share some close-up shots of the smaller pearls so we can see better if we have any chance to help with the ID from images which is risky at best. When it comes to the knots...
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    As a general rule you should be able to tell bead...

    As a general rule you should be able to tell bead cultured pearls from natural or non-bead cultured pearls by what you see down the drill hole. Since the vast majority of bead nuclei are white FW...
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    Do you have any better images of the pearls? A...

    Do you have any better images of the pearls? A side profile would be interesting too as it would show their shapes better. Are they round or button? Does look an interesting ring. Also like the...
  12. Very nice outcome! The pearls and clasp + the...

    Very nice outcome! The pearls and clasp + the thread chosen all go really well together. Great work pattye!
  13. Very nice strand indeed what a lustre! Lisa's...

    Very nice strand indeed what a lustre! Lisa's question is actually very good and it is probably worth knowing that maeshori type (lustre enhancement) treatments (many people call different variations...
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    RIP Evelyne. I am happy to see her work continue...

    RIP Evelyne. I am happy to see her work continue in the capable hands of one of her students, Marthe Rousseau, and hope that she is as successful as her mentor. Thank you for letting us know Cumingi.
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    I don't know about the values but I would suggest...

    I don't know about the values but I would suggest you find another jeweller with a better knowledge of pearls. There is no such thing as "natural keshi pearls". They are either natural or keshi...
  16. Thank you for posting all this interesting...

    Thank you for posting all this interesting information about Tay pearls loopysheep. I have heard of Cairncross before. They are a well known Scottish firm who have handled many of the more important...
  17. Thank you for sharing too. An interesting and...

    Thank you for sharing too. An interesting and sometimes complex topic. Good to see some guidelines to refer to available in the public domain.
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    Earrings look nice, but unsure what you are...

    Earrings look nice, but unsure what you are asking kaetarroyo. Do you mean are they South Sea (Pinctada maxima) or are they natural pearls? Hard to be sure without seeing inside them (X-rays) for the...
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    Hard to say what they are with any degree of...

    Hard to say what they are with any degree of confidence from the images of the external features of the pearls. The fact that one has metal remnants in it COULD indicate it is old and may be natural...
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    Thank you for the link to your report on your...

    Thank you for the link to your report on your trip to the pearl farm sondich. Looks like a lovely place. Didn't really see much of a pearl farm operation in the images and some of the pearls look...
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    Looks like you gave your father a wonderful send...

    Looks like you gave your father a wonderful send off and he would have been very happy with the thoughtful arrangements and actions. Agree with CricketBug's last sentence. Well said!
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    Sticky: Dentist X-ray units are not the same used by labs...

    Dentist X-ray units are not the same used by labs to the best of my knowledge, so unlikely to see the fine detail necessary in pearls. A couple look like they could be bead cultured pearls (pearls...
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    I haven't visited P-G for a while and only just...

    I haven't visited P-G for a while and only just caught up with some posts. I was saddened to read your news Charlotta and can only offer my sincerest condolences at this very tough time for you and...
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    Having some experience with Bahraini pearls I can...

    Having some experience with Bahraini pearls I can confirm Pearl Dreams' observation, via Elisabeth Strack, that pearls found in the Middle East (Gulf) are saltwater and there are no freshwater...
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    You are welcome MSC. Glad you found them of...

    You are welcome MSC. Glad you found them of benefit. P. maculata is one of the "least discussed" mollusks in the literature so nice to have something to turn to when needed down the line.
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