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    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
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    Charlotta, lovely strand with the multicolors, good choice!

    I honestly can't help myself.
    So funny!
    Thank you for the smash, GemandPearlover!! How did you do it? It truly tells a story! Does the nuclei look like mother of pearl or something else? That is thick nacre, a very good thing! What I do is put the pearl in a small baggie, lay it on a patio paver and hammer with increasing force until "something" happens. (I've launched too many pearls attempting to smash them without a baggie.)
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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Gemandpearlover's Avatar
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    Sorry for the late reply- work has been busy. I usually just wear safety glasses, put the pearl on a brick or outside on cement and hit it with a metal hammer. I have noticed that really good pearls have hard nacre and the hammer might even bounce back. Usually this happens with metallic pearls. This pearl was very hard and took a few times with the hammer to get it to split.

    The nucleus is very white and very smooth. Doesn't seem like mother of pearl, it feels lighter in weight but hard for me to tell for sure.

    Here are the latest strands from Li. The middle strand was created using the best pearls from two strands I received. There was a problem with both those strands in that they had some poor quality pearls that were not disclosed. I removed the bad pearls and made one kick butt necklace- but still............

    The round strand on the left and the baroque on the right are very nice. The round was made from selecting the 12-13mm loose pearls. I bought 10 strands and have 9 necklaces that I will enjoy wearing so all in all I am happy with my purchases. But I would not buy any of the purple strands she has listed right now. I don't think they are the same quality as her previous strands.

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    Wow, these are absolutely amazing Gemandpearlover!!!! 10 strands???? :-))))
    When you have time can you share a picture of all 9 together? Just to have an extra special eye candy...Love these colors...I will definitely use your example when someone from my family complains that I buy too many pearls...:-)) I must confess I bought a half-strand from Li :-), will share when it gets here but, well, the shipments to Italy take two months now... Will enjoy looking at your beauties in the meantime, well done!!!!

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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    Gemandpearlover, those strands are amazing. I still like my strand but are probably not going to buy another one. It's so very purple! My wardrobe basically has rather muted colors...jeans and blue, grey, brown, taupe, cranberry. Sort of forever autumn colored. That purple strand is best in small doses, I wear it one day and then I have to wear something soothing, like tahitians or golden south seas. Even not-husband commented on it and said : "that's really purple". He usually don't say much about my pearls. Anyway it changes color depending on the weather. Yesterday when I was taking photos it went dark a few times due to dark clouds. These two photos are taken minuters apart.
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    The last one is taken when it suddenly got dark. I really like that pearl that sometimes look bright pink. And I like that the strand are sort of multicolored purple. It's just so very purple...

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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Gemandpearlover's Avatar
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    Charlotta your strand is beautiful! You are right- the strands are very colorful and very purple. I am the opposite of you in that this color soothes me while my golden SS pearls never feel quite "right" when I wear them. I love to take them out and pet them, but rarely wear them. I love looking at the pics of your saltwater pearls, you have an amazing collection.

    I'm the type of girl who likes the color of something- then buys a bunch of the same thing. I have 6 of every color T-shirt, and about 6 pink spinel rings. I think I have the hoarder gene- but being an OCD neat freak keep the hoarding to one closet and one dresser. So I liked these pearls- and hoarded them. Lol.

    Eolian- I will snap a pic of the strand together for you and probably post them on Tuesday. It's raining now and I work long hours Monday.

    Have a great day everyone.

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    I just love these colors, Gemandpearlover!!!

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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Gemandpearlover's Avatar
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    Here you go Eolian. The last strand hasn't been strung and there is wet pearl dust between the pearls after I washed them. Four extra pearls to either add to a strand or do something with. The photos are not the best. I am gardening today and a bit exhausted at the moment from dragging around heavy items.

    Have a great day everyone.

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    Indoors 8 of the strands:

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    I love seeing layers upon layers of pearls like this.

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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Gemandpearlover's Avatar
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    Thank you BWeaves and thanks to everyone for the nice comment and letting me share.

    I added the 3 of the loose pearls to my green strand. It is purple/green but photographs green. After that I strung the 9th strand. Since I was replacing a 13mm pearl on the green strand I thought..........................how thick is the nacre on the big pearls?

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    Wow, Gemandpearlover, I'm just taking all this in with amazement! What lovely colors you've edited and put together out of those strands, and still have strands many would be proud to wear. Good hunting, and great editing!
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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    Your strands looks great on you Gemandpearllover. That nacre is really thick. It would be interesting to know how long it's was left in it's shell.

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    Wow these are all amazing Gemandpearlover!!! Thank you for sharing, they look absolutely stunning on you!

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    The thickness of that nacre is amazing!

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    Such Lucious purple pearls!!!

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    Swoon............Gemandpearlover !!

    Wow all those strands are gorgeous. I am drooling...........

    I am entranced by the last 3 strands you purchased. AMAZING, with their multi colorations. Just fabulous

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