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    Thank you all for your kind words. I love it that my mother is living vicariously through this forum. She did so love pearls, especially baroques.

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    Those are some sweet pearls! 1.5mm is super tiny! I've got some small pearls that were passed down from my grandmother, but the smallest is about 4mm, so I can't imagine how cute your pearls must be! I love small pearls. I've been meaning to take these pearls apart, remove the less lustrous ones, and restring but haven't had the heart to take them apart when I think my grandmother probably strung them. So they sit in my drawer...

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    Lovely Amti !!

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    What a treasure, Helen! Precious!!
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    What a great collection Helen.

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    They are adorable, lovely set, Amti. I can’t bring myself to change all the pearls from my mother either. So I know what you mean that you don’t want to cut them up.

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    Helen, I made a shadow box with the pearls and my mother's photo wearing them.

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    LFS - What a wonderful idea !!

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    Here are the other two akoya strands. One with golden southsea drop. Natural light, but very cloudy day. Sorry, not a great photo.
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    Those are really pretty. Hisano loves small akoya pearls.The smallest Hisano works with are 2.5-3 mm.

    Did you measure these with a digital caliper? They look about the same as Hisano's. Those don't appear to be 1.5 mm. In that size, they are typically drilled by hand in India and strung as torsades - they are too small for single strands. These looks to be at least two and a half.










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    No, the first strand is 1.5mm.
    I had it restrung 2 weeks ago and the jeweler that did it for me said they are 1.5.
    These 2 strands are larger. They are from my grandmother and are much, much older akoyas. The clasp are diamonds.
    It;s cloudy here in Bkk, when we get some sun, i will take better with photo with all three strands.

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    Jeremy I mean the first strand of the opening thread that is 1.5mm.

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    Two more photos.
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    These are gorgeous Jaye! Thank you for sharing!

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    Jaye,

    The math just doesn't seem to work out for your pearls to be 1.5mm. I think this is what Jeremy means also. I count 150 pearls. If they are lined up next to each other that would be approx 22 1/2 centimeters, or just under 9 inches of pearls. Then add about 3/4 inch for the clasp and maybe 1/2 inch for knots at most, which would make your necklace about 10 1/4 inches long. If the pearls were each approx 2mm, the necklace would be approx 13 inches long. Having an accurate measurement doesn't take anything away from the beauty or value of your necklace, which of course, is priceless!! I love the smaller pearls layered and used as chains!

    So pretty Jeg!! And the little pendant, perfection!

    p.s. Jaye, I totally apologize if my math isn't correct. How many inches long is your necklace?
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