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    The colors did not come through on the first...

    The colors did not come through on the first three "brown pearls" they are iridescent as is abalone. I'll try to get better images tomorrow.

    Yes there is mother of pearl, citrine, and smokey. The...
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    abalone pearls? and others?

    Hope this is the right forum for this?

    Just having acquired this gemstone beaded necklace, I would like opinions on some rather pearly objects on the string. Everything passes the tooth test.
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    Nope no nothing there at all. Now where did you...

    Nope no nothing there at all. Now where did you say this auctuion was?

    LOL

    Seriously within the limits of the image it sure looks like a melo melo, but I am not sure about the weight. I would...
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    Oh I did not take offense some of the best folks...

    Oh I did not take offense some of the best folks ever are "natives" just wanted to clarify that I don't have to sell - a privileged position and I give thanks for it.

    And thank you for the kari...
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    And what would be retail on such an object be? ...

    And what would be retail on such an object be?

    I don't have to sell, we are "well off" as things be. No debt just monthly bills - just starring at retirement with an inadequate pension - I might...
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    I am in East TN and I honestly do not know what...

    I am in East TN and I honestly do not know what to do with this pearl.

    It is so beautiful I just want to hold it, but melos are hot right now and that might not always be so. From the web they...
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    It is very beautiful. How much does it weigh and...

    It is very beautiful. How much does it weigh and what are the dimensions?
  8. Thread: Abalone pearl?

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    Abalone pearl?

    OK Caltiin as promise here is where I show my naivet? - is this a abalone pearl or just a bit of polished shell? It is from my wife's collection and her grandmother gave it to her many a year ago....
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    y their Why I'll take the compliment thank...

    y their

    Why I'll take the compliment thank you.

    But no not really. Though I am a bit of a connoisseur of well almost anything of great beauty.

    Mostly I've collected art, gemstones, and...
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    Thanks I always referred to these as rice pearls...

    Thanks I always referred to these as rice pearls until I noticed the tag. Other than being very pretty I would suppose the gold is the most valuable part?

    On the other hand thanks to Pearl Dreams...
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    tag says tnpearls?

    Hello,

    Going through my stuff and found another strand of pearls. Fresh water would be my guess but I noticed the tag says tnpearls.

    Anyway I'd love to get opinions on what it is that I've got,...
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    Oh my thank you so much for sharing

    Oh my thank you so much for sharing
  13. Thread: Melo Melo pearls

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    Do you have better images? Weight in grams or...

    Do you have better images? Weight in grams or carats?

    Being perhaps a bit dense I am also not quite sure if you are buying or selling?
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    cubitostrea sellaeformis

    This is a rather strange oyster from the Eocene about 45 million years ago. This example is from Little Stave Creek in Alamaba and I collected it as an undergraduate student in geology at Auburn...
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    7.7 and 7.8 mm sorry for the delay in getting...

    7.7 and 7.8 mm sorry for the delay in getting back. Nice little diamonds
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    White with diamonds

    Again it is time to dip into this well again, what waters the denizens of this list will give to a thirsty man. What pearls do I have beneath these 3 mm diamonds?

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    thank...
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    So if this were ever drilled should the dimple be...

    So if this were ever drilled should the dimple be avoided?

    Or should it never be drilled?

    thanks
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    Is this black sphere a pearl?

    OK

    Please take look at this "pearl" if that is what it is and tell me what I have here. It passes the tooth test. Under magnification it looks pretty much as it does to the eye alone.

    Acquired...
  19. Emeralds may be a bit brittle for a protective...

    Emeralds may be a bit brittle for a protective belt. Perhaps consider green tsavorite garnets?
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    Sticky: Don't mean to be a wet blanket but unless the...

    Don't mean to be a wet blanket but unless the colors came through all wrong the caged stones are aquamarines and I love them.

    The two blue stones in the pendant appear to be zircons and...
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    Sticky: Oh my what is it? to much doubling for citrine or...

    Oh my what is it? to much doubling for citrine or topaz I think. Zircon? tourmaline? Then again maybe imperial topaz.
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    Not really I bought it from a pawn shop years ago...

    Not really I bought it from a pawn shop years ago when gold was cheap. I bought it for the 14 kt gold at spot. I looked at the gems I bought with the gold jewelry - as in this pearl - as immense...
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    Any chance of it being a Tennessee Pearl? It was...

    Any chance of it being a Tennessee Pearl? It was purchased in east tn. Ring looks a bit dated.
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    Baroque pearl in 14 kt white gold ring

    Part of my decade collection of stuff someone here can t tell me exactly what sort of pearl this is or I should have said someones.

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    Thanks
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    Thanks everyone.

    Thanks everyone.
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