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  1. Lots of projects going on there, there is also...

    Lots of projects going on there, there is also Cooksongold in the UK.
  2. It’s not a new idea, but modern, in the sense...

    It’s not a new idea, but modern, in the sense that magnetic clasps have been used.

    The Victorians were masters of interchangeable jewellery, and I am a strong proponent of interchangeables.

    I...
  3. That is stupendous that is.

    That is stupendous that is.
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    A match made in Akoya heaven, Gorgeous.

    A match made in Akoya heaven, Gorgeous.
  5. Thread: My pearls

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    I have to agree on the old world charm in the...

    I have to agree on the old world charm in the wonderful variety that you have made on those yummy tassels.

    I am a big fan of tassels, and love making them also.
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    I have a different take on this, be it a good or...

    I have a different take on this, be it a good or bad pearl.

    It looks like there are two drill holes, from the pictures shown.

    Combining Mr Magoo’s apprentice in drilling, and a potentially...
  7. The colour combination is terrific, you have done...

    The colour combination is terrific, you have done a marvelous job putting them together.
    Love the combination of gemstone and pearls.

    I found it interesting that you string your micro gemstone...
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    Hello thysa, waves from this side of the ditch...

    Hello thysa, waves from this side of the ditch :-)

    Another suggestion to look for is “rolled gold”, this term is used more frequently than “gold filled” in the UK, New Zealand & Australia.
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    Hello Mel D That’s a shame I was hoping a...

    Hello Mel D

    That’s a shame I was hoping a makers mark or other stamp ie assay office might have been found, as this can help date the manufacture, and shed more light on the pearls themselves.
    ...
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    Hello Mel D, welcome to the forum, I have...

    Hello Mel D, welcome to the forum,

    I have looked at your earring I think you may have something very special.

    Sometimes the actual piece of jewellery itself can hold a clue to it’s origins, or...
  11. Thread: Akoya redos

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    Wow! Love the tassels. Looks like you have the...

    Wow! Love the tassels. Looks like you have the tassel bug, they are very addictive once you get going.
  12. Looks fantastic, well done.

    Looks fantastic, well done.
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    Australia post, DHL, Toll , FedEx they all can...

    Australia post, DHL, Toll , FedEx they all can help you with this.
    I personally use Aussie Post all the time with no problems. If the item is over a certain amount I pay the extra for insurance....
  14. I want to know who won! Sheer luxury at its...

    I want to know who won!
    Sheer luxury at its best, to think they were the real McCoy in pearls and gemstones is breathtaking.
    Thank you for sharing.
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    That’s a beautiful honker of a pearl.

    That’s a beautiful honker of a pearl.
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    Sticky: Wowzers! Your pearl collection is amazing.

    Wowzers! Your pearl collection is amazing.
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    Sticky: SydK, the earrings look terrific on, The pearls...

    SydK, the earrings look terrific on, The pearls look like water drops the way they sit against the earring fittings.

    Jeg, what a marvelous eclectic display of pearls, love how you have used the...
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    Congratulations, Your ring is divine.

    Congratulations, Your ring is divine.
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    That is one magnificent pendant, that rhodolite...

    That is one magnificent pendant, that rhodolite garnet is sublime indeed, it so compliments the Keshi beautifully.
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    Those purple pearls really have depth- gorgeous!

    Those purple pearls really have depth- gorgeous!
  21. I am sure this is the same technique that Jeremy...

    I am sure this is the same technique that Jeremy posted a few years ago https://youtu.be/O12P1OaMCe8

    And there is no fingernails to get in the way of the camera LOL.
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    Broken Bay Pearls on TV

    A few years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Broken Bay Pearls in NSW Australia where they farm Akoya Pearls, and produce some truly amazing pearls straight out of the oyster.

    Today I was...
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    Hi a winter pearl, I don’t use griffin cord so I...

    Hi a winter pearl, I don’t use griffin cord so I am not familiar with the gauge sizes.

    If you are in the UK, Wendy from Pearlescence re-strings with griffin, so she could perhaps advise you.
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  24. Fantastic article, very talented lady, thank you...

    Fantastic article, very talented lady, thank you for sharing this.
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    What a smorgasbord of lush eye candy.

    What a smorgasbord of lush eye candy.
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