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    coolio, budget strands?

    Thanks you guys and gals. Wow, a big differance from the LA jewelry district to florida. I am an ex-Californian and was having my strands done there in LA at these prices, but now I am in the...
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    pearl stringing price

    hey all, I am doing in store pearl stringing now. Can you tell me some average retail charges for silk strands with knotting in between. I am told something like .50 cents per knot. etc. clasp fee?...
  3. Basics of identifying true Sea pearls

    Hello again my friends. more basics questions. I keep thinking I am getting better at telling fresh from south sea, but unless side by side, I still can get fooled easy.
    Can you guys give me some...
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    thanks

    Thanks Kevin, so, these ratings are normally used along side of A, AA, AAA?
    Michael
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    pearl rating

    Can you guys and gals clear up these ratings?

    R/SR, SB or CL.
    Thanks
    michael
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    thumb size, the new rating system?

    yeah funny, I have a friend in asia looking into it and the vendor too is a bit silly. First it was 30mm, than went to 20mm, and now thumb. The seller is not a pearl dealer just a pawn shop type of...
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    I am surprised

    I have been searching villages and outlying areas, and must admit that finding the "deal" is a difficult process. i find these people try to get a higher price than if I were to go to LA. Not sure...
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    3 pearls

    This is an image of the 3 goldens, 2 are AAA, 1 is AA-AAA
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    golden AAA value?

    As allways, I am scouring the planet in my quest for SS pearls. I have located 3 matched goldens in what looks like AAA in the range of about the size of an asian thumb. I am told between 12mm-14mm....
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    max. size farmed south sea

    I was recently told that traditionally farmed south sea pearls only reach a maximum size of about 10mm. larger must be grown at much deeper depths, and are farmed by free deep divers.
    Any truth to...
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    Off to Zhuji

    Thanks Jeremey for the info. My store is very specialty and I sell my pearls mostly with a story behind it. Somewhat like selling art. I am a fine art photographer and also use my world travels for...
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    True golden facts

    Hello all, I am trying to get some real world feedback on the goldens. I own a jewelry store and am getting more into pearls. I travel to asia every year to search for the south sea pearls and other...
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