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    Good news, SydK! A crack which happens during...

    Good news, SydK!
    A crack which happens during shipping, it's possible.
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    I agree Katbran, a big crack! Mother of pearl is...

    I agree Katbran, a big crack!
    Mother of pearl is unstuck from the bead, now.
    I can't understand the seller to send such a wrong item.
  3. Thread: My father

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    So a sad new, Charlotta. I wish to you and your...

    So a sad new, Charlotta.
    I wish to you and your family all the courage you need in front of such a loss.
  4. Thank you for this interesting sharing,...

    Thank you for this interesting sharing, Bernadette.
    If the gem looks like an emerald, I am amazed to read the origin of the pearl.
    I didn't know spanish conquest found pearls in America.
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    Nice gems, Tamarinda, and these kinds of bails...

    Nice gems, Tamarinda, and these kinds of bails work so well with tahitian pearls!
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    Reading the scientific article, we may see how...

    Reading the scientific article, we may see how nature still works well, better than humans!
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    Very interesting, Bernadette, thank you. The...

    Very interesting, Bernadette, thank you.
    The article doesn't talk of the orientation and shape of crystals, and there kind of mineral specy, calcite or aragonite.
    Wait and see:)
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    Nice design which deserves these beautiful gems,...

    Nice design which deserves these beautiful gems, Morella!!
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    "Many rivers of pearls..." Thank you, Heart, for...

    "Many rivers of pearls..." Thank you, Heart, for the sharing of this nice show!
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    I agree 86Corvettegirl : the right shape to make...

    I agree 86Corvettegirl : the right shape to make so a beautiful jewel than this pearl is nice, awesome too!
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    You are right, Katbran, this time is the one to...

    You are right, Katbran, this time is the one to have bad surprises!
    Recently I bought sunglasses. At the time I get out of the shop and open glasses to wear them... clac! one hinge breaks.
    Then, I...
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    Thank you Red. A tear.

    Thank you Red.
    A tear.
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    What a sadness, and such a great loss for all the...

    What a sadness, and such a great loss for all the World!!
    We are collapsed, the heart broken.
  14. Thread: men and pearls

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    Thank you Pattye and BWeaves! Sure I love to see...

    Thank you Pattye and BWeaves! Sure I love to see people inspired by my work.
    Even men : a win!
  15. Thread: men and pearls

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    :)KarinK, this bracelet is truly a DIY work. A...

    :)KarinK, this bracelet is truly a DIY work.
    A pearl and a piece of seal, and my best friend to make it.
    His usual job is dental technician.
    Maybe the best to look for?;)
  16. Thread: men and pearls

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    So kind you are, Cathykeshi and 2thdktr! In...

    So kind you are, Cathykeshi and 2thdktr!
    In fact, this setting is not the greatest one between the beauties, but it's made according with the free taste of a man to wear a pearl, and how he does it....
  17. Thread: men and pearls

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    Just I receive this photo. A friend of mine, and...

    Just I receive this photo.
    A friend of mine, and the owner of this pearl, had asked me to work it.
    The man is a great DIY enthusiast, so he has bought rubber seal, sold by meter, and kinds of...
  18. Thread: abalone pearl?

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    Not sure is it a real pearl, even a piece of...

    Not sure is it a real pearl, even a piece of shell? That looks like something enamelled, and maybe cracked during the firing. A bit weird to see such a nice wire work around.
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    Wow, Jesskat, beautiful jewel!!:eek::)

    Wow, Jesskat, beautiful jewel!!:eek::)
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    Lugana, I carve pearls and I had carved many...

    Lugana, I carve pearls and I had carved many kinds of fine stones, more or less hard '(sapphire and ruby the harder I worked). Then, I polished these different materials with there right abrasive...
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    Mmmhh, polishing doesn't give more luster. A...

    Mmmhh, polishing doesn't give more luster.
    A dull pearl is a dull pearl, even artificially polished.
    Maybe these pearls are not the very best ones about luster, but they truly look fine.
    I think...
  22. It would be interesting to know how definitively...

    It would be interesting to know how definitively to make the difference between dyed pearls and not dyed... Some kinds of pearls, especially edison and tahitian pearls, often show different colours...
  23. My little experience allows me to think most of...

    My little experience allows me to think most of tahitian pearls are not dyed, after to have made a tour inside there nacre.
    I have not found dyed in any sizes and tones, even the only green one I...
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    Bluebyrd, about metals toxicity, zinc is one of...

    Bluebyrd, about metals toxicity, zinc is one of the less toxic metals, but not valuable to make classic jewels. In contrast, nickel is very dangerous, especially because it is strongly allergenic....
  25. Thank you Pattye!! That's said, we are a number,...

    Thank you Pattye!! That's said, we are a number, women and men, to have a full craft experience, on P-G:)
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