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    Hello,

    I went to this closed sample sale of a wholesales shop last Saturday.

    As pearls are not very popular in my country, there are only few pearl shops (retail/wholesales) and one of the wholesales had
    sample sale and those who signed up to go were allowed in.

    I got these earrings for 110 usd (14k gold)
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    they had so many loose pearls in zipper bags..
    so I matched these 3.. Tahitian (each 25usd)
    and 12mm white ssp for (each 35usd) from baroque category


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    I thought of buying this already matched pair for 280usd but passed as I didn't bring that much cash (they only took cash).. but I keep thinking of them...
    sigh

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    Professional Rethreader Senior Guide Member Bernadette's Avatar
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    Seoulite, the earrings are fabulous, the pearls have a great lustre. You would pay that price just for the gold fittings in Australia.
    The price you paid for the loose pearls is terrific.
    You have chosen very well.

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    This would be like being a kid in a candy shop, for me! That's unfortunate for you that it was cash-only, Seoulite. Who carries so much cash these days?!

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    Seriously, you did very well! I like the shapes and luster of the threader earrings in particular.

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    Seoulite, those threader earrings are beautiful & you did well matching the Tahitians. What great choices you made!

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    Well done, Seoulite! You chose some gorgeous pearls! Are the pearls all half-drilled? If so, you can add findings easily.
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    I also think you did very well.

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    Wow, you chose some lovely pearls!

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    Well done ! Those threaders are gorgeous - you will be living in those !!

    Prices are very good too !

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    I really like those earrings! I echo everything said about the pearls!

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    Beautiful! I really like those threader earrings, and look forward to seeing how you set the loose pearls.

    I would have enjoyed that sale, too.
    "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    They look fabulous Seoulite. I didn't know S. Korea isn't big about pearls, I actually might be moving there at the end of the year! I guess, the closest huge gem show would be in Hong Kong then.
    "The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too."-Vincent Van Gogh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abi View Post
    They look fabulous Seoulite. I didn't know S. Korea isn't big about pearls, I actually might be moving there at the end of the year! I guess, the closest huge gem show would be in Hong Kong then.
    Hi abi, welcome to korea! will you be coming to seoul or other cities?

    closest gem shows are Tokyo, kobe ones as they are only 2hrs away from seoul. (hk is about 3.5hrs flight)

    traditionally, Koreans think pearls as 'tears' and avoid them while young age as they think it will bring tears to their life...but
    it's changing!!!

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    yes pattye, they are half drilled.

    I tried with the posts I have but the holes are larger than needle(?., I don't know what to call them) of the post so it keeps falling off.



    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    Well done, Seoulite! You chose some gorgeous pearls! Are the pearls all half-drilled? If so, you can add findings easily.

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    Thank you everyone! I will post again once I'm done with these pearls!

    I was told they will have another sample sale in September with more Tahitians .. so I better save my cash!!

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