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    Default Imperial Russian mass pearl consumption...

    This article was among the click bait I ran across last night. I wonder what types they were using in those headdresses.
    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/...ume-ball-1903/

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    WOW!! Those are some serious headdresses! And the pearls are never ending!!! Opulent, opulent, opulent! Thank you for sharing.

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    They really went all out with their dresses and headpieces. Doesn't look all that comfortable, probably not for me....

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    I want to know who won!
    Sheer luxury at its best, to think they were the real McCoy in pearls and gemstones is breathtaking.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert BWeaves's Avatar
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    I know the gems were all the real deal, so I'll assume those are all real, natural pearls, too.

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    Amazing display. Thanks for sharing.

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    Extraordinary and thought provoking in so many ways ~ appears most of the pearls were white? So likely saltwater??
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    SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

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    Oh boy those clothes and jewels-pearls were opulent. Thank you for posting this.

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