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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Andrew M's Avatar
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    Default The Most Incredible Akoya Pearls I Have Ever Seen

    Hi Pearl Guide friends...

    So, I'm partaking in a very cool photo project that involves pearls.

    I unfortunately don't think I'll be able to share final photos for some time due to a contractual obligation, but I am more than allowed to share the truly special Akoya pearls that will be used in it... These pearls are on their way to Pattye sometime soon -- I'm excited to have a trusted and valued PG member to be stringing them, and hopefully she'll be willing to share some of her own thoughts after she has seen them in person.

    I'll take more and better photos with my actual camera for some comparisons with other pearls just to show how truly out of this world they are. But in the meantime... check out these otherworldly pearls.

    The strand is 8.0-8.5mm and the pearls that will end up as earrings are 8.5-9.0mm. I'm finding difficulty taking photos that do them justice.

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    And, check out the unbelievable luster close up. I always do the "How many fingers" test - where I see if I can tell how many fingers I'm holding up in the reflective luster of the pearl. If I can tell, I know it's a great pearl. I've never been able to tell this well before, though... Wow. The orient is in another universe, too. They truly look like small, floating, glowing soap bubbles.

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    Thanks for letting me share.

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    OMG, Andrew! They’re like little mirrors. To say they’re beautiful doesn’t begin to cover it.

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    That is crazy luster!!!

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    Wow! You don't need a mirror!

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    Those are truly gorgeous. Such luster and they really are like mirrors.

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    They are truly breathtakingly beautiful!

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    Andrew those are the most beautiful Akoya I've seen ! The lustre is incredible ! You must be thrilled !

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    Those are stunning! Thank you for sharing your photos and details. Excited for you and Pattye to be working with them. I know she will do them justice!
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    Oh WOW! They’re just mesmerizing with the most incredible luster and color I have ever seen! This must be such and exciting project for you and Pattye!!

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    That's the craziest mirror-like metallic lustre I've ever seen. How are these not artificially treated?
    "They say that he was led to invade Britain by the hope of getting pearls, and that in comparing their size he sometimes weighed them with his own hand..." Suetonius, De Vita Caesarum, 121 CE

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    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
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    Andrew, these are truly amazing Akoya! I'm so honored to work on this project with you! (Already wondering which color thread will be best ~)
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    So sorry to do this but am new here and can't figure out where to post.. pls help

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Andrew M's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgg View Post
    So sorry to do this but am new here and can't figure out where to post.. pls help
    Where to post depends on what you need... you can check out the different forum sections for particular types of topics such as help identifying pearls you have, information on different types of pearls, etc...

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    Wow! Just... WOW!!! Those pearls are amazing in all ways, Andrew! Thank you for posting. I hope Patteye will be able to share photos once these beauties are strung!

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    Incredible pearls!!!!

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