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    It'll certainly take a well heeled collector but...

    It'll certainly take a well heeled collector but the workmanship is superb!
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    Another Parure for sale on Ebay

    There are several of you that would appreciate this! We've dealt with the seller often and highly recommend them.
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    Imperial Russian mass pearl consumption...

    This article was among the click bait I ran across last night. I wonder what types they were using in those headdresses.
    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/07/16/romanov-costume-ball-1903/
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    Thank you Norm. By you suggesting the bars do I...

    Thank you Norm. By you suggesting the bars do I infer that you believe that I should string the strands tight to one another the whole way? Also I had hoped to use the vertical bars in the mounting,...
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    Thank you! Can you recommend a source?

    Thank you! Can you recommend a source?
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    Clasp advice please...

    Hello again, We just received a diamond clasp that I bought with the idea of using to make an approx. 30" triple strand out of the 100" FWP rope I posted a while back (after culling the damaged pearl...
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    Thank you both! They're billed as "chocolate SSP"...

    Thank you both! They're billed as "chocolate SSP" but like you I'm not sure of that at all.
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    I asked for some but this is the best they had......

    I asked for some but this is the best they had...

    https://i.postimg.cc/wB5fJ8G1/chocolate-pearls.jpg
    Even the pearls that present as round in the other pics look like eggs here.
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    Here is another shot showing a couple more pearls...

    Here is another shot showing a couple more pearls with dimples:
    https://i.postimg.cc/024gQKWW/copper-pearls.png
    There is a dent on the pearl just left of the clasp at 11 o'clock and 2 on the pearl...
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    Well I hope all went well for your son for sure...

    Well I hope all went well for your son for sure and God bless you grand-daughter for her service! Here's hoping tomorrows menu is pest free!
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    I enlarged one pic and the middle pearl exhibits...

    I enlarged one pic and the middle pearl exhibits the dimple to which I referred.
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    SSP vs FWP blemishes

    I am looking at a necklace that looks to me like SSP/Tahitian (dark coloring) but the pictures I am seeing are distorted. My question for starters is if the "dimples" I see on most SSP strands to one...
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    This may be a question for another subject but if...

    This may be a question for another subject but if I re-string knotting every pearl how much length will I gain say every 50 pearls @7.2mm ea? If I can project that gain I can cull the worst ones...
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    They certainly have lived a life. If re-strung...

    They certainly have lived a life. If re-strung the damaged ones could certainly be deleted. There aren't many so the overall presentation is still quite nice. May be a good project for the shut in to...
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    In order as best I can: 1: As these are...

    In order as best I can:
    1: As these are pre-owned and show wear I guess finished strand
    2: The thread is doubled and has no sheen so it looks cotton? to me.
    3: The roundness varies (will show in...
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    Can anything be inferred by the lack of knots...

    Can anything be inferred by the lack of knots between the pearls?
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    A closer shot before the bath...

    A closer shot before the bath...
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    Akoya or FWP's?.2 100" rope

    This just arrived also weeks late (not their fault). I think I know what they are but the bead nucleated Chinese have me confused. They are 7-7.5mm. Boy did the bath take a while!
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    +1 I was thinking cage for the silver and hanger...

    +1 I was thinking cage for the silver and hanger up top but that application is brilliant!
    Who did the actual production of the piece? Do they sell the findings themselves? I have found a dearth of...
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    Thanks again Cathy. You're thinking along the...

    Thanks again Cathy. You're thinking along the same lines that I am. I was planning to create a removable pendent for primary use on a baguette diamond single strand necklace that won't lay well...
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    As always I am learning with every post! Thank...

    As always I am learning with every post! Thank you!!! I finally got up the courage to raid the table linens and took a few shots. You guys might see a difference but my eyes don't pick it up. Would...
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    I was wondering after looking at threads showing...

    I was wondering after looking at threads showing new strands (and comparing with the single) whether the luster on these may have "mellowed" with age/use or is it still decent?
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    I have to assume that if the receipt that came...

    I have to assume that if the receipt that came with it represents this strand they are natural color. The photos don't really convey the variations accurately. I will try to get an outdoor shot in...
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    Thanks Cathy! I have a question relating to my...

    Thanks Cathy!
    I have a question relating to my last post, are these too big to suspend an enhancer comprised of a bale , short baguette diamond chain and our 11mm silver? do the colors work?
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    A few close ups.

    A few close ups.
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