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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member
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    Default Another fantastic Christie's sale

    I saw this on AOL today and thought it looked amazing, huge, but amazing. I just wish there was a photo of the whole strand, although I do appreciate the detailed specifics. I thought the history was interesting too, just another reason to go into show business and be successful in it..free goodies from state leaders. http://news.aol.com/story/_a/arab-di...00010000000001

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member
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    I can't imagine it can be worn. It would be so heavy!
    Wishlist: 13mm GSSP earrings

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    Pearl Maven Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
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    That style is a variation on a classic Egyptian/Middle East style. In Elisabeth Strack's book "Pearls", (p141) there is a picture of a young beauty wearing a similar style necklace which is ancient and is part of Bahrain's National Treasures. It hangs to her knees.

    Look at those pearls. Those are fairly typical shapes for natural pearls. The rounder pearls would be used in shorter necklaces. And even they would not be all that round -as in the top row of this necklace where the rounder pearls are. That necklace is an education in what natural pearls look like.
    Caitlin

    How to hand-knot pearls without a tool

    My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.