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    Not usually, but I did use bead bumpers and 49...

    Not usually, but I did use bead bumpers and 49 ply beading wire, secured with with Scrimps (https://www.beadalon.com/findings/scrimp_findings.asp) when restringing a mixed South Sea/Tahitian...
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    I do that too-- on the palm of my hand. And I...

    I do that too-- on the palm of my hand. And I place them on a silicone mat so they don't roll away.
  3. It's a tool that has a heated filament that...

    It's a tool that has a heated filament that cuts/melts the synthetic thread so it doesn't fray.

    Thread Zap is one brand but there are others. I got mine at Michael's craft store using one of...
  4. https://assael.com/product-category/fiji-pearl/ ...

    https://assael.com/product-category/fiji-pearl/

    Some of those make me feel faint! Stunning.
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    It sounds like it was a very meaningful service...

    It sounds like it was a very meaningful service and gathering, Charlotta.
  6. Just from looking the Assael website I'd say they...

    Just from looking the Assael website I'd say they look yummy!
  7. Ennui is right-- do think about the weight! ...

    Ennui is right-- do think about the weight!

    Unless the pearls are graduated...

    • a 36" strand will be twice as heavy as an 18" strand, because twice as many pearls.

    • a 10mm strand will be...
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    Sticky: The Tahitians go so well with each other and with...

    The Tahitians go so well with each other and with your outfit, 86Corvettegirl.
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    Sticky: He is really cute! And those eyes-- such a color!

    He is really cute! And those eyes-- such a color!
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    Ooh, yes! I knew they would be simply blazing in...

    Ooh, yes! I knew they would be simply blazing in the sun! And the luster---!!

    That's one great thing about goldens-- they love the sun and the shade. Tahitians prefer the shade.
  11. "H" is definitely hubby! Here he is wearing it. ...

    "H" is definitely hubby! Here he is wearing it. (I really need to snap a new photo though; I've posted this one before.)

    67911
  12. People pay more for the Mikimoto name; you cannot...

    People pay more for the Mikimoto name; you cannot expect to get as much for generic akoyas as you would for Miki akoyas.

    Do as Katbran suggests; go online and see what graduated akoya pearls items...
  13. Poll: There is nothing like seeing pearls in person,...

    There is nothing like seeing pearls in person, when feasible.

    You could ask for more photos, in different lighting. That might help.
  14. So, a 9 karat (375) gold clasp and gritty...

    So, a 9 karat (375) gold clasp and gritty graduated pearls...I'd say you have cultured akoya pearls.

    Graduated strands were popular during WWII/Korean War era. Pearls are sold by weight, and as...
  15. I have some very colorful and lustrous pearls...

    I have some very colorful and lustrous pearls that are not from Kamoka farm specifically, so I would not say that exactly.

    Pearls from Rikitea (also French Polynesia and therefore also...
  16. I'm sure Pearl Paradise can do that for you and I...

    I'm sure Pearl Paradise can do that for you and I expect most large pearl sellers could as well.
  17. Poll: Also note you have replies on the first thread...

    Also note you have replies on the first thread you started:
    Anyone purchase a high end strand from Kamoka?
  18. Poll: While one can't know what fashion will be in the...

    While one can't know what fashion will be in the future, it is hard to imagine that either choice will fail to look fabulous in years to come.
    I suppose the single color strand is more likely to...
  19. Here are search results for posts that contain...

    Here are search results for posts that contain the word "Kamoka" in the Show Us Your Pearls forum. There ought to be some photos! :)

    https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1083063...
  20. Sticky: Here is my reasoning for using 5x the finished...

    Here is my reasoning for using 5x the finished length of the necklace.

    1. Knots use up a lot of thread.
    Number of knots. The more knots you make, the more thread is needed. For a necklace...
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    BN, would you indulge me with a photo of that GSS...

    BN, would you indulge me with a photo of that GSS necklace taken outdoors in the sun (on your neck)?
    :)
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    I love that particular golden SS necklace on your...

    I love that particular golden SS necklace on your skin, BN-- it suits you so well.
    And the birds are simply adorable!
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    I missed this post before. Thanks for posting...

    I missed this post before. Thanks for posting these photos of the rectangles-- they are charming. :)

    Who wouldn't love a stroll through a night/craft market? Sounds like lots of fun!
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    The clasp makes the necklace! Very pretty.

    The clasp makes the necklace! Very pretty.
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    If you mean the silicone bead bumpers made by...

    If you mean the silicone bead bumpers made by Beadalon, I use the 2mm ones.
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