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    Once upon a Cortez Pearl... Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CortezPearls's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lisa c View Post
    Yes, Douglas, videos! Only, try not to hurt aaaany pearls
    No pearls were hurt, whilst filming this video...
    Sorry. It is unimaginable

    Pearl will be hurt in my experiments...do you remember the one about "Cleopatra's Dinner"? I still love that one...I learned so much about pearls with that one. I would love to repeat it with white wine...white pearls go better with a nice blanc: at least if you want to film the effect!

    If you want to take a stroll through "memory lane" do revisit my YouTube site...

    And if there is a video you would like for me to redo...LET ME KNOW! I will try my best to redo it in better resolution.
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    Once upon a Cortez Pearl... Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CortezPearls's Avatar
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    This are some of my next experimental subjects...

    A Fireball...
    Ikecho.jpg

    Then there is this "shuriken" styled FWP...
    FWP Shuriken.jpg

    I am planning to cut these in half and examining thier innards...
    Been feeling like a "Magician" of sorts lately
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    Once upon a Cortez Pearl... Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CortezPearls's Avatar
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    Then these...look at these pretties!
    These are 2 natural pearls that have been cut in half to reveal their inside structure, and then I have a Cortez Keshi...notice how DIFFERENT their inner structure is! I mean, you can easily distinguish between a keshi and a natural pearl using an Xray! Just noticing the inner structure.
    Natural pearls and Keshi in half.jpg
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    Very nice! That first pearl looks like the face of an elephant with I it’s trunk upwards! They say, that when the trunk is on this direction, it’s a sign of prosperity, and luck! And the second one looks like the sun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilpearl View Post
    Very nice! That first pearl looks like the face of an elephant with I it’s trunk upwards! They say, that when the trunk is on this direction, it’s a sign of prosperity, and luck! And the second one looks like the sun!
    Zoiks! I won't be able to use the Fireball as a test subject now! Actually, I just gave it a name after you said all those nice things about it! I call it "Gane****a" now

    I still see the other one as one of those "ninja stars", and I really want to SEE the nucleus! (I'm pretty sure it looks like...guess it!).
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    LOL! I could not write the name because it has a "s.h.i.t." and an "a" at the very end

    Anyway, wanted to share my group of SSPs and Tahitians...the drop is the most beautiful one!
    My SSPs.jpg

    The light was not good when I took it, so here is a second shot of it, a true Kamoka Black Beauty!
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    These are gorgeous Douglas!

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    I love the peek into your fun drawer, Lisa! And the jelly beans, Douglas!!LOVE!

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    Douglas, for You, Science and Learning I will keep my eyes open while you use pearls harshly but not wantonly wasting them. I’ll need a sip of limoncello aforehand.

    thanks jeg, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Thank you you all for sharing the love of light, color and pearls with me! I’m grateful I have a place to go and friends to share the love, instead of putting people to sleep, lol!
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    Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection of naturals, Douglas! Also very interesting to see the innards

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    Look at these...after years of slicing pearls in half to analyze their nacre thickness, I had to see for myself or "in the Nacre" (as Josh likes to say) the thickness of all the pearls that fall in my hands. I fortunately found a very blemished Golden SSP to cut in half...fantastic nacre thickness. Really impressive.
    Golden SSP Nacre thickness (2).jpg

    I have an Aussie SSP, but it was costlier and its very clean, so this is the one variety of pearl I have never cut in half.
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    And I think it says a lot for the creatures comfort - look how clean the innards are! It’s lke a posh spa as opposed to a sad backstreet ‘stew’!
    (nothing meant against Natural pearls...I just picture the creature hoisting up a dirty girdle as opposed to French lingerie. What they all deserve is Love, my imagery is inadequate)
    Last edited by lisa c; 11-23-2020 at 04:15 PM.

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    Very interesting photos CortezPearls. I have some early ugly pearls that needs examining. Just have to get not-husbands help splitting them apart, I have no patience and would likely cut myself. I did manage to stab myself in a finger with a reamer not that long ago.

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    I want the jelly beans......

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    Pearly Poo.jpgNot all keshi have pristine interiors...

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