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    Another one, smaller, 40 cm long, 2-5,3mm pearl size range, simple olive shaped gold clasp.


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    Another beauty, the cylinder clasp has good proportion with the pearls. Nice luster!
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    Lovely! (ugh to the 10 character min rule)
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    No way to find a 8,5mm natural pearl to make a strand, or prices are absolutely crazy, 10 times the price I paid for the full strand aha, for even not the right size...

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    Your pearls are lovely and I am very impressed with your clasp collection, very beautiful indeed!

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    The last girlfriend didn't like pearls "not my style" as she said, she prefered cheap plastic "ornaments", I can't decently use the term "jewelry".
    Hope the next one will like jewelry.
    How should I choose her, blonde brunette or other?
    I like quite white pearls with rose pinkish overtone, gold tone, not so much, pure white I like too, grey too, too dark pearls, not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parfaitelumiere View Post
    How should I choose her, blonde brunette or other?
    Clearly pick the one that loves pearls!

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    Taste trends are worse and worse in modern french female...probably male too.
    Here is a new thread for this thread.
    2,5-6,6 mm size range
    Silver and gold clasp with 3 old mine cut diamonds.


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    I will add new pictures of the (new and old) clasps.
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    Love the pearls and clasp. Love the spiral box.

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    Amazing! The restrung strand ... oh, and that whole collection - just dreamy! thank you for sharing!

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    hunting hunting and not giving up, mistakes and success, and the collection can enlarge, even I admit I am more selling some and focusing on the masterpiece I would create, a 5-9 (or bigger) strand, I admit a 2/1 ratio between smallest and largest is very cool, and a 43 cm total lenght is about absolute imo.
    I remember a two strands went on Drouot, just cultured pearls, and far from the best, announced 2500€ value, the clasp, crazy 2,75ct old mine cut diamond surrounded by about 10 4mm diamonds, crazy, and probably finished as scrap, stone mounted on a ring or worse, modern cut, and mounted on a ring...

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    The varied shapes and colors of natural pearls are so interesting to me from the position of beauty and authenticity; can you share your thoughts on color matching, and its importance or not?
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    I'm also curious if you get them xrayed to make sure all the pearls are natural, since I have seen several appraisials where cultured pearls were mixed in with naturals to either lengthen the strand, or add larger pearls in the center. You have an amazing collection! How long have you been collecting? And I agree with the girlfriend choice, definitely get the one that loves pearls!

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    I prefer color variation then, shape variation, then surface variation, I hate surface variation, it's much obviously a defect for me, but it seems much more common for the natural pearls I got than the cultured.
    I like when there are minor color variation, not all identical, like abrash in antique carpets.
    The x ray, never did it, I know I sold 3 necklaces this year, the auction house was "aguttes" well known for pearl (as she said) she sold items as "probable natural pearls" after her examination.
    Big mistake, not pictured on websites even a week before sale, I lost money, these were small strands.
    The first restring on this thread has been put in another auction house, and gets certificate from "Laboratoire français de gemmologie", described as "natural saltwater pearl", as I estimated it.
    I am collecting since maybe one year now, don't remember exactly, started on the forum, was looking for wild exotique pearl (clam, modiolus, etc) and get to natural saltwater, mostly from pinctada radiata or affiliate species, as it would finally be the most common pearl oyster all around the world.

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    Wow, love this thread! And that piece in the spiral box is breathtaking!
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