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    Thumbs up natural pearls pacific : FANTASTIC !

    Is it possible to find natural pearls of this quality in the world?

    (pinctada maculata "Pipi Pearl")


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    Are these pipi pearls?

    I'm still missing those for my collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekJ View Post
    Are these pipi pearls?

    I'm still missing those for my collection
    hello Derekj ,
    yes the very rare color of pearls
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    I'm spellbound~
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    My preeesciouuus....

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    Pipi pearls make orange the most desirable color in pearls, ever!!! What a sweet treat.
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    yes a lot of work but it really is fantastic
    I'll try to share a photo up of these wonders of nature
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    Quote Originally Posted by loloperle View Post
    Is it possible to find natural pearls of this quality in the world?

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    THOSE ARE SUPER COLORS.....i LIKE MORE THAN DIAMONDS....SUPER SUPER SUPER. WHAT COLOR.

    What is the orgin of the term PIPI

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    Merci Norm

    Pipi , small oyster (Pinctada Maculata) Pacific island
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearl-man View Post
    What is the orgin of the term PIPI

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    In addition to Laurent's answer consider the following:

    ...The so called "Pipi pearla" have to be mentioned here. They come from P. maculata (Gould, 1850), which occurs throughout the Pacific Ocean. The tiny golden pearls, rarely larger than 5mm, called "poe pipi" in Maori language, are mainly found in the Cook Islands.
    from The Pearl Oyster edited by Paul Southgate, John Lucas

    poe mean pearl
    pipi is used for bivalves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pearl Oyster edited by Paul Southgate, John Lucas
    They come from P. maculata (Gould, 1850), which occurs throughout the Pacific Ocean.
    As rich a resource as this book is, the information given on the distribution of P. maculata is erroneous. In fact, distribution is limited to the western Pacific region, mainly in French Polynesia and the Cook Islands, which makes up less than 10% of the coastal regions of the Pacific Ocean.

    http://skaphandrus.com/en/marine-spe...ctada-maculata

    I couldn't help but notice one of the stations marked on the chart is located at Rusty and Bronwyn's farm in northern Australia. I'm not sure of the biomass, whether plentiful, rare nor it's viablity for pearl culture. Likewise cannot find a single source to suggest P. maculata occurs anywhere along the North, Central or South American shores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagoon Island Pearls View Post
    As rich a resource as this book is, the information given on the distribution of P. maculata is erroneous. In fact, distribution is limited to the western Pacific region, mainly in French Polynesia and the Cook Islands, which makes up less than 10% of the coastal regions of the Pacific Ocean.

    http://skaphandrus.com/en/marine-spe...ctada-maculata

    I couldn't help but notice one of the stations marked on the chart is located at Rusty and Bronwyn's farm in northern Australia. I'm not sure of the biomass, whether plentiful, rare nor it's viablity for pearl culture. Likewise cannot find a single source to suggest P. maculata occurs anywhere along the North, Central or South American shores.
    Maybe an omission (typo) from the original text of Elizabeth Strack (she wrote the introduction...).
    The distribution as per FAO (Kent Carpenter & Volker H. Niem) is indeed Western Pacific and adjacent areas of the eastern Indian Ocean, from Cocos (keelin) Islands to eastern Polynesia: north Japan and south to northern New Wouth Wales, Kermadec, Norfolk and Lord Howe islands.

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    As for skaphandrus.com, maybe some of the contributors made incorrect reports? (Mauritius really?...)
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