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    I had it also once with a Fireball. The nacre...

    I had it also once with a Fireball. The nacre came off and the only thing one can do is to replace the pearl. The Chinese vendors normally leave you in the cold for a replacement.
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    Katbran, yes the weather in Europe was great as...

    Katbran, yes the weather in Europe was great as was the sales.
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    Thank you so much , you make me happy. Just...

    Thank you so much , you make me happy.
    Just arrived back in Bangkok for the next 3 months for new pearl hunting
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    Want to thank Lilpearl and all others for the...

    Want to thank Lilpearl and all others for the trust and I am glad to see that the pearls and designs are liked in the creations.
    I am very flattered by all positive responses.

    Cees

    FB Cees van...
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    Dear Vaiua, thank you for addressing me for...

    Dear Vaiua, thank you for addressing me for golden pearls. Beauitful golden pearls come from the Philippines and I saw myself also very beautiful Golden pearls when I visited a pearlfarm in Northern...
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    There is only one farmer in Tahiti to grow the...

    There is only one farmer in Tahiti to grow the 5-6 and 6-7 pearls. He sold out almost his whole stock in 2 days. The first new harvest in these sizes are around September this year.
    The funny thing...
  7. Thread: Hong Kong ? 2019

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    2 more days to go, Hong Kong

    2 more days to go, Hong Kong
  8. I have seen a deterioration with Soufflee pearls...

    I have seen a deterioration with Soufflee pearls I have seen in stock for 4 years now. Not all but many loose ones have lost a lot of their luster
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    I know they use Japanese grafters also in Fiji....

    I know they use Japanese grafters also in Fiji. It depends on the connections farms have with their wholesalers in Kobe. Much depends of those who are involved in farming or in auctions.
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    I have not seen a clear answer of the question...

    I have not seen a clear answer of the question 'what kind of pearls result in a peardrop shape'.

    I had discussions with the owner of the Pulau Talisei pearl farm in Sulawesi about shapes of pearls...
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    the best way is to buy the ear pins before u...

    the best way is to buy the ear pins before u drill the pearls. It might become an never ending story when the drill holes are too big.
    Buy the ear pins first and measure the diameter. Much better...
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    Amazing strand Andrew I am busy creating new...

    Amazing strand Andrew
    I am busy creating new Fiji pearl strands right now
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    I had a quick look and found in 2015 that the...

    I had a quick look and found in 2015 that the March Paspaley auction generated US $ 8.54 million. 517 lots were offered and 359 lots were sold. The auction generated 9% sales growth.
  14. A real peacock pearl strand is extremely rare, I...

    A real peacock pearl strand is extremely rare, I had to wait fourteen months for an all 10 mm pearls strand. And the price range of 'real' peacock Tahitians is much higher than US $ 3000
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    Pearls are not popular in Europe as they were...

    Pearls are not popular in Europe as they were before. One reason is that consumers do not understand the huge price difference between fresh water pearls and oyster pearls.
    A Valued Added Tax of...
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    It shows actually the state the pearl business is...

    It shows actually the state the pearl business is in, in Europe.
    Yesterday I visited a prominent Schoeffel dealer in 's- Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands and for a few years the sales of pearls is...
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    Sarah, Kaku size 9 is 9 Rin = 9 x 3.03 = 2.727...

    Sarah, Kaku size 9 is 9 Rin = 9 x 3.03 = 2.727 mm.
    So on a 6 mm pearl 80 % is pearl and 20 % is kaku 70-80 % kaku area
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    Here you can see the bead and how nacre can grow...

    Here you can see the bead and how nacre can grow in a same period of Vietnamese Akoya pearls
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    Are you sure it is not an Edison pearl?

    Are you sure it is not an Edison pearl?
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    These are Basra, total market value just under 2...

    These are Basra, total market value just under 2 million US $
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    Thank you very much for the fantastic evening...

    Thank you very much for the fantastic evening with delicious food Jeremy and Hisano and I am afraid of posting photos of the guests due to the new privacy rules
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    Lilpearl, we had long discussions about Akoya...

    Lilpearl, we had long discussions about Akoya pearls on instagram about perfect pearls. A perfect pearl is rare. An Akoya strand with perfect pearls is about 2.5 times more expensive than one with...
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    pearl from China

    pearl from China
  24. Thread: My Tahitians

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    I thought we had long forgotten about this...

    I thought we had long forgotten about this fraudulent guy. I had a turquoise pearl from him where the nacra broke off.
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    am I allowed in also? ;)

    am I allowed in also? ;)
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