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  1. I too am wearing my purple pearls for Caitlin. ...

    I too am wearing my purple pearls for Caitlin.

    Rest sweetly, dear friend. You will be long remembered.
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    I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Wish I was...

    I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Wish I was coming along - seems like a long time since our very first Ruckus!
  3. Thread: Mh17

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    Douglas - perfectly said. So many lives affected...

    Douglas - perfectly said. So many lives affected in so much of the world. Cees, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your countrymen.
    Last night I watched a panel discussion at the...
  4. Thread: Mh17

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    Mh17

    One of Australia's many victims of the MH17 atrocity is a pearl diver and jeweller - the award winning Gerry Menke from MAPA - growing, harvesting, and crafting abalone pearls. Along with so many...
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    Can't do... mother's 80th birthday that weekend!...

    Can't do... mother's 80th birthday that weekend! Have a wonderful time!
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    Great night - thank you once again Jeremy &...

    Great night - thank you once again Jeremy & Hisano for your hospitality! It was a lot of fun, great to see old friends, and wonderful to meet some new ones!
    I am a little seedy this morning...
  7. I think you do have to see that the good bead...

    I think you do have to see that the good bead nuked freshwaters are truly a fine pearl in their own way. Mikimoto in Madison Ave had several strands, along with a few beautiful ropes of mixed WSS;...
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    See you all then! I have lovely Sylvia (Sissi)...

    See you all then! I have lovely Sylvia (Sissi) coming with me, too...
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    Gorgeous, Kevin! Beautifully done. Looking...

    Gorgeous, Kevin! Beautifully done.

    Looking forward to seeing you both in HK next week.
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    I think that strand was around 275K from memory -...

    I think that strand was around 275K from memory - it is done as a birthday celebration from Hello Kitty, I believe - saw it a couple of months ago, but haven't seen the tiara!!!
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    I'm in! Looking forward to seeing you Jeremy,...

    I'm in! Looking forward to seeing you Jeremy, and anyone else who is around. I land Sunday evening..
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    Gorgeous! Yes, they will be freshwater I am...

    Gorgeous! Yes, they will be freshwater I am sure, and probably from the Mississippi..
    Nice way to be rewarded!
  13. Thread: Tucson 2014

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    That's the problem. Not wanting to go home yet!!

    That's the problem. Not wanting to go home yet!!
  14. Thread: Tucson 2014

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    Okay at this point I am seriously thinking about...

    Okay at this point I am seriously thinking about re-routing my trip home to Aus...
  15. I will be in Hong Kong..

    I will be in Hong Kong..
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    Yes, I combined it with the attending the show. ...

    Yes, I combined it with the attending the show. Couldn't justify the course otherwise! I think mine was all in one day, though?
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    I thought the lab day was pretty woeful. It...

    I thought the lab day was pretty woeful. It wasn't really the instructor's fault, either - this was the accepted level of knowledge, obviously. That said, I did learn a little - mostly about colour...
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    Hi MelT - I am in Sydney too, and did the lab...

    Hi MelT - I am in Sydney too, and did the lab component of the GIA course in Hong Kong a few years ago. I think by the end of the first hour, the instructor was referring all questions from the...
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    Closer than ever, but still too far away... I...

    Closer than ever, but still too far away... I leave NYC on the 4th Feb - ALMOST made it to Tuscon this year!
  20. Thread: Coming to NYC!

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    Hmm, just googled Fred Leighton and I can see why...

    Hmm, just googled Fred Leighton and I can see why it is a 'sigh', Blaire!! Thanks for the tip, Andrea!
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    OK, should I sound ignorant and ask what is Fred...

    OK, should I sound ignorant and ask what is Fred Leighton? Barney's is on the list, as are the Met and the Museum of Natural History... I should have plenty of time to sightsee!
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    Thank you, whicker! I would love to get to...

    Thank you, whicker! I would love to get to Washington but it just isn't going to happen this trip.... GemGeek come and visit!! I would love you to show me your old stomping grounds! It has been...
  23. Thread: Coming to NYC!

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    Coming to NYC!

    I am lucky enough to be heading for NYC from my hometown of Sydney Australia next Monday, Jan 20... any PGer's there who would like to catch up? Tourist tips, anyone? I am interested in spending a...
  24. I did write an article for the Australian...

    I did write an article for the Australian Jeweller Magazine in November 2013... it is somewhere here on this site, too. There is another editorial next month for which a few other pearl suppliers...
  25. Oh dear, and he has used my business name as the...

    Oh dear, and he has used my business name as the title... that is an appalling article!
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