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    Caitlin...thank you for all that info...really helpful, and i loved your analogy of the molluscs living like chickens in huge sheds do today. It makes sense that if they were ill in any way it would spread throughout the colony so easily. I'm like a dog with a bone with this one, now I've started to look at it.

    I think this thread would be more at home in the 'pearl history' section...so I'm going to restart it there. Thank you again :-)) I'm constantly 'wowed' by the knowledge of the peeps on this forum.

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    I forgot about a couple of pieces, so I'm just going to lump them here.
    Flower and diamond stud earrings, marked 14kt
    Pearl and diamond snake ring (was likely a stick pin that was made into a ring since the band does not look original)
    Both American river pearls.
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    Great photos! Both are fabulous. I love the texture of the earring pearls.

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    Thanks, Blair! I actually picked up those earrings for a measly $35 bucks
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    Love that ring! I want a pearl ring!

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    The holidays were lovely here: my dad came for a visit so I wouldn't be alone, I made a big sale from which I was able to pay some bills AND pick up a new pearl ring. I haven't gotten it yet, but here are the listing photos. I love the claw setting and I think the middle pearl maybe be a poe pipi. I'm definitely going to candle it when it comes in! All three pearls were listed as being 5mm.
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    Nice!

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    Thanks for sharing your good fortune with us. Of course, we'll need a hand-shot when you get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GemGeek View Post
    Thanks for sharing your good fortune with us. Of course, we'll need a hand-shot when you get it.
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    Andrea, I just wanted to say what a treat it's been to hear your stories and see your beautiful treasures. Simply amazing to say the very least! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I cannot even begin to choose a favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madsciencechik View Post
    Oh, interesting! What quality about them makes you sure that those types of pearls are not Tay? I remember reading that thread and that it was made me think maybe it is a Tay pearl. But, you've seen Tay pearls in person - what about them is different? Is it a texture or color or shape? All the Tay pearls I've seen on the web are round and the ones in that thread and my ring look like blisters.
    Hello
    What an interesting thread both for pearls and a setting lesson,
    regarding this post, on the contrary when I saw the photo I was convinced it was Tay pearl, here is the quoted thread with photos, check by yourself
    https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4300
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    I have seen the famous Abernathy Pearl Tay pearl at the recent London pearls exhibition, the orient is very specific " like a cloudy day" hard to explain, but it was not permitted to take photos, even then, photos do not allow to capture the specific orient of pearls anyway.
    Those Tay pearls we are referring too look flat at bottom, so can be blisters.
    Of course, Bodecia if you experienced to see more Tay pearls later, you know more than us about,
    but when I look at mine, the orient different, neither south seas-like, nor freshwater-like ...
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    I agree with you Anna, all the northern european river pearls I have seen have a very specific orient, more milky and dull than other types of pearls. Nice, but different, less showy.
    If some day you can go and visit the Dresden Green Vault in Germany, you will see beautiful old necklaces which reflect very well this feature. You cannot forget it once you have seen it.
    At the London exhibition, the necklace of Mary Stuart was very characteristic of this special orient IMO.

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    Hi Isi
    I agree, I even posted Mary Queen of Scots' necklace here when visiting London
    https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/sh...614#post113614
    it is unforgettable and happy to learn there are some more to see in Dresden as I plan to visit the Dresden Green diamond this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebirrrd View Post
    Andrea, I just wanted to say what a treat it's been to hear your stories and see your beautiful treasures. Simply amazing to say the very least! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I cannot even begin to choose a favorite.
    Thank you so much, BB, I am very happy to share
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