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barbaradilek
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Last Activity: 10-22-2021, 09:17 PM
Joined: 12-08-2014
Location: on a Scottish nature reserve
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  • Goodness,I just miss a day,and suddenly lots more comments! Thankyou for your input.I think they must be akoyas,Iv never seen old fresh waters that had this shape or lustre,and it seems the only reason the previous seller thought they were “ river pearls” was because of the marcasite clasp.Scottish...
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  • Thanks Jeremy for your comments.I know that a small bead is used to start the culturing process,but what would have been used in the really tiny pearls? By the way I don’t think these pearls ever got as far as America,they have lived their life in a small town in the north of Scotland!
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  • barbaradilek
    replied to Gulf pearls?
    Thank you El Cortez for your prompt answer,and I will certainly look at the threads you suggest.The whole idea of a sustainable natural Pearl project is intriguing,and I think there are a lot of us that will be interested on how it works out.However beautiful a cultured Pearl is,the romance attached...
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  • barbaradilek
    started a topic Gulf pearls?

    Gulf pearls?

    I had assumed from various articles that gulf pearls were synonymous with natural pearls,that cultured pearls were prohibited in the gulf states to to religious attitudes.However I have just read that a Pearl farm has been established in that area,offering cultured pearls for sale.Are cultured pearls...
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  • Sorry,last photo somehow didn’t arrive,strand is 22”” long,largest Pearl 11mm.
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  • Another little mystery…

    I bought another strand of pearls ( please don’t tell the husband!) from an elderly lady,who said they were natural river pearls.When I asked her why she thought so,she said she had bought them from an antique dealer over 50 years ago and he said they were natural,but couldn’t be saltwater...
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