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    Super Moderator Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert jshepherd's Avatar
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    Default A Fantastic Article on Hanadama Akoya Pearls

    I don't know how long this has been published or if it was even mentioned here, but member Ashley from Pure Pearls wrote a fantastic guide to hanadama akoya pearls. It really is the best I think I've ever read.

    Congrats Ashley!

    Sorry if this is old news, but here is a link to her hanadama guide article.

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    Excellent. I agree with Jeremy. No one else is documenting all the fakes and subpar necklaces. Great photos and lots of information.

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    Good article. Thanks!

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    Very informative article. Thank u

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    That is indeed a great article ... never "old news" as long as there's one of us who hasn't read such an informative post ... Thanks, Jeremy
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    Great article, the certificate breakdown and comparison photos are very helpful.

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    This is a wonderful article, especially for those who want to understand the "value" criteria for akoya pearls. Is there a way to sticky this one so that consumers can easily find it?

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    Thank you for sharing! I love learning more about pearls.

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    wow - this is actually pretty great.
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    Thanks a lot, guys! Means a ton to hear it's getting a thumbs up from this crowd!!
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    Read it before but its a good re read. I did not know the association to the forum. Very nice!

    I do like to have a guarantee of nacre thickness. Mikimoto just seems to pull them after a certain time & grades on appearance only.

    I actually did not like the better mirror like grades as I like to see orient & a depth but guess that's more of a SSP char rather than an Akoya.

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    Great read. Thanks for sharing. I also found this article about pearl grading very informative: http://www.purepearls.com/akoya-pearls-grading.html

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    Great read, very informative.

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    Well written, great article.

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