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    Will try that. Thank you !

    Will try that. Thank you !
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    Hello to all. I am back with my black natural...

    Hello to all. I am back with my black natural pearl history. Definitely I don' wear it, since it has been polished when it was set. So I would be happy to propose it for sale. Do you have any idea...
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    Yes, this is quite a shock to all of us here. ...

    Yes, this is quite a shock to all of us here. Thank you for your sympathy. I think I have forgotten for a while my black pearl trouble.
    At this time we don't know what is coming next and what will...
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    Hello Lugana, it seems that you are perfectly...

    Hello Lugana, it seems that you are perfectly right ; I saw my jeweler, and polishing the finished pendant is exactly what he did, not even supposing that might be a problem for the pearl.
    I would...
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    Black natural pearl drowned in glue

    Hi all. I have owned for some time a small black natural pearl, button shaped. Recently I wanted to have it set in a pendant. The jeweller made a small pendant with four prongs, without drilling as I...
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    All fees included, it went for 4420 euros, more...

    All fees included, it went for 4420 euros, more or less 4969 USD.
    Less than the white natural pearls necklaces of similar quality which were in the same sale.
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    Yes, actually I went to see them the day before...

    Yes, actually I went to see them the day before yesterday and the auction was yesterday afternoon.
    I left an order but was outbid by 100 euros :(
    The pearls definitely looked like pipi to me, but...
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    Natural golden pearls necklace

    Hello to all members.
    Quick question : there is this natural golden pearls necklace soon going for sale in an auction : ...
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    Very nice design ! Is the pearl glued, drilled,...

    Very nice design ! Is the pearl glued, drilled, or just held into place by the claws ?
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    Yes, thank you very much Dave. This is very...

    Yes, thank you very much Dave. This is very clear.
    That does not solve the mystery as to what this thing could have been. But that tells us what it could not have been !:)
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    Thank you very much for these explanations Dave. ...

    Thank you very much for these explanations Dave.
    There is on Karipearls website a small bi-color natural pearl for sale :
    http://www.karipearls.com/natural-pearl-for-sale.html
    Is the groove in...
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    I agree that there is some inconsistency in the...

    I agree that there is some inconsistency in the description. The first of it being : Cultured pearls for an item dating from the XiXth century. This was the first question I asked to the selling...
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    BI-color natural pearl ?

    Hello everybody. This item has been sold in an auction house recently.
    http://www.pestel-debord.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=6921927&np=1&lng=fr&npp=10000&ordre=&aff=&r=&sold=
    Look at the material making...
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    If the necklace dates back to 1915 as indicated,...

    If the necklace dates back to 1915 as indicated, how can there be 2 cultured pearls among them ? A later adding ?
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    To me the design of these jewels look quite...

    To me the design of these jewels look quite modern and contemporary.
    Maybe the 50's at soonest.
  16. Thread: nice abalone

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    You will have to be careful with the tip, which...

    You will have to be careful with the tip, which is a weak part of that type of pearl and seems to be split already. If you intend to make a jewel out of it, you will have to think of the proper...
  17. Thread: nice abalone

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    Beautifully iridescent and not too many brown...

    Beautifully iridescent and not too many brown organic parts, which is a good thing from an aesthetic point of view and makes it more durable.
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    There definitely is an older one (by far). ...

    There definitely is an older one (by far).

    http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/oldest-pearl-arabia-120618.htm
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    I would make a symbolic jewel with that one, on the theme : even the purest soul has its part of darkness.
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    Not sure if that info fits that thread, but while...

    Not sure if that info fits that thread, but while you are at Pinna pearls ! I have just read in the march 2015 issue of our Revue Fran?aise de Gemmologie that the first cultured pearl of Atrina...
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    Yes, I gave the dimensions in my first post, and...

    Yes, I gave the dimensions in my first post, and mentioned that it was flat.
    It is not spherical, but is still round.
    Does that change anything as to its exceptional size for a freshwater pearl ?
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    Of course it is just an estimated price. But...

    Of course it is just an estimated price. But regular round natural pearls make big prices currently in parisian auction sales, either strands or other pieces of jewelry.
    However it is the first time...
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    Here is a picture (from the catalogue) of the...

    Here is a picture (from the catalogue) of the pendant and its description.
    The weight is 84 grains, not 94 as I said previously (sorry) but it is still biggish.

    32262

    32261
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    Yes, baroque ; but round ? I'll try to take a...

    Yes, baroque ; but round ?
    I'll try to take a photo of the catalogue picture, you'll tell me what you think.
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    No unfortunately no link, I have only a paper...

    No unfortunately no link, I have only a paper catalogue. The laboratory is SSEF so very trustable. The pearl is on the picture very round and regular (although button shape) and I was surprised at...
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