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    What great variety you have to choose from, Charlotta. I'm so glad you share photos with us!

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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    Thank you Cricketbug, I'm glad to share them.

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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    Years ago I bought a pair of baroque pearl studs on ebay. I didn't pay much but I wanted something that matched my baroque akoyas that I found in an antique store. Then I thought things had to match... I don't use them anymore, since I have nice pearls and they are rather ugly. But with 14 k yellow findings. Yesterday I put them in aceton to harvest the findings. Worked like a charm. I was going to throw the pearls away but when I looked at the drillholes, I wanted to see how thick the nacre, was I couldn't find the line, even with my loupe. They sort of look like akoyas, lusterwise, not like freshwater pearls. Very dirty inside the drillholes, even after the aceton. On one of the pearls the nacre look a bit flaked. What kind of pearls do you think that they are?
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    Most ugly pearls ever (forgot the dyed trying-to-be-fireball pearls that I did throw away)
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    Maybe I should smash them
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    Forgot their size, about 8mm and ivory colored.

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    Probably cultured freshwater pearls. The rounder ones have been around for quite a few years now.

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    Such perfection in one thread

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    I vote smash 'em.

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    Thank you Pearldreams, Heart and Bweaves. I think I will smash them, they aren't good for anything really since they are that ugly. Rather good findings though, I can use them for something nicer.

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    I remade my grey and white baroque south sea and tahitian strand. I thought it might look better with smaller white south sea pearls. Before.
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    The new one.
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    I also restrung some of my other pearls. Some got new clasps. My favorite white south sea strand from Cees.
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    With my south sea strand from Pearlescence. I restrung that to.
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    I can attach pendants to the smaller strand. My golden south sea pendant from Pearlsociety.
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    My white south sea pendant from Pearlsociety.
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    And the goldens got restrung to as well. Deep golden south sea strand from Cees with an asortment of pendants and studs.
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    Greenish south sea strand from Kongspearl and baroque south sea strand.
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    You are such a whirlwind of re-stringing, Charlotta! Hats off to you. I love the smaller white SS pearls with the Tahitians, and the new clasps look beautiful on the WSS strands! The golden strand is just delicious to look at...

    ETA: Do you ever just gather all your pearls together and look at them all at once?! That would be amazing to see in person! I'm guessing that if you had all your pearls in one case, it would be a hefty weight to carry any distance.

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    Cricketbug, I do look at them all at once sometimes. Recently I bought my jewelry box with me to the summer cabin, so that I could take advantage of the great light. I took photos of most of them and made a mess on the table. Here is a photo just for you with some of the pearls in a big jumble.
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    I find stringing soothing, my father has a big operation coming up so I have restrung most of my pearls. Yesterday evening I restrung 3 after work, when not-husband wasn't home. In the beginning of my stringing journey I got really tired and my fingers got sore, even after one strand. It was the same with handquilting. I don't quilt much anymore since kitten is a bit wild and sometimes destroyes things. Cannot have quilts on the beds anymore.
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    Hah! Thank you, Charlotta! What a glorious "messy jumble" on your table! [Insert a big heart emoticon, here]

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    An enchanting tumble of pearls, Charlotta! If only I could reach through the computer screen ~ ~ lol!
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    Thank you Cricketbug and Pattye. Reaching through the screen would be fun, I agree.