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    Cool! Thanks BPD!

    Cool! Thanks BPD!
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    June 1997 was the French Polynesia issue, with an...

    June 1997 was the French Polynesia issue, with an article about black pearls. I didn't know there was an issue about Australian SSP.

    I do recall a Smithsonian pearls article, perhaps 1990s.
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    Sticky: Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    BPD, the Fred Ward article in the August 1985...

    BPD, the Fred Ward article in the August 1985 issue of National Geographic influenced me a great deal, also.
  5. The pearl on the right has a faint pink tone in...

    The pearl on the right has a faint pink tone in the center. But I certainly didn't think "peacock" on seeing your photo.
    What was the lighting for the photo?
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    That is a remarkable color, BPD!!

    That is a remarkable color, BPD!!
  7. Thread: My Aunt

    by Pearl Dreams
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    What a delightfully happy photo of the two of...

    What a delightfully happy photo of the two of you! My condolences on her passing.
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    So pretty! I can't tell you about the clasp but...

    So pretty! I can't tell you about the clasp but the pearls are akoyas. :)

    You might want to get the necklace restrung, for safety. Silk gets old and weak, and can break. I see a gap between 2...
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    Nothing pearl-related at present. I'm reading...

    Nothing pearl-related at present. I'm reading Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency.
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    I realize darker Tahitians are more valuable than...

    I realize darker Tahitians are more valuable than lighter ones, and being clean, round and very closely matched raises their market value, but lacking overtones makes them very uninteresting to me. ...
  11. She's adorable, CBPearllover! (The pearls are...

    She's adorable, CBPearllover!
    (The pearls are beautiful too!)
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    We can change the title. What do you want the...

    We can change the title. What do you want the title to be? Exact words.
  13. off topic on the eyes... Red, flashes of light...

    off topic on the eyes...

    Red, flashes of light have to be checked out pronto but don't necessarily mean a detachment of the retina itself. In my case it was my vitreous that was detaching from...
  14. Thread: My pearls

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    I could definitely see those combined as a rope! ...

    I could definitely see those combined as a rope! That's the great thing about knowing how to string your own pearls-- the ability to redo our older pieces in new ways.
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    Don't worry about the vibe! It's more important...

    Don't worry about the vibe! It's more important to get something you actually want.
  16. Thread: My pearls

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    These are just wonderful Charlotta! The Rikitea...

    These are just wonderful Charlotta! The Rikitea Tahitian strand is the favorite among my other favorites...if that makes sense ;).
  17. aerinha, if it still hasn't shipped, perhaps the...

    aerinha, if it still hasn't shipped, perhaps the seller can change the shipping label to ship directly to you--or leave the address the same but upgrade to a faster shipping method.

    katbran, my...
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    These are my lavender studs...also quite pastel. ...

    These are my lavender studs...also quite pastel.

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    Hilda looks regal, all decked out! :)

    Hilda looks regal, all decked out! :)
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    Cricketbug, the shapes and luster do look like...

    Cricketbug, the shapes and luster do look like baroque akoyas.
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    Akoya pearls max out at around 10mm. The...

    Akoya pearls max out at around 10mm. The 10-10.5mm blue ones might be akoyas...I haven't seen fwp dyed to look like them. I'd be interested to see a photo.
  22. Problematic trees, and the need to remove them,...

    Problematic trees, and the need to remove them, isn't a topic I ever discussed with others before. After reading Andrew's, 2thdktr's and sunseeker's posts I see my family and I are in good company! ...
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    Sticky: Ooh, Lisa!!! :)

    Ooh, Lisa!!! :)
  24. CBPearllover, you were wise to cut it down. The...

    CBPearllover, you were wise to cut it down. The safety of the home comes first.

    We used to have such nice shade to sit under in our back yard and my husband was particularly distressed at...
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    Yes, that's a blister pearl and 925 means...

    Yes, that's a blister pearl and 925 means sterling silver.

    The more valuable blister pearl pendants I've seen have thick, smooth nacre with great iridescence, and a single, larger pearl. A...
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