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barbaradilek
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Last Activity: 05-08-2021, 01:41 PM
Joined: 12-08-2014
Location: on a Scottish nature reserve
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  • If you have still got them can we see a photo?Iv no idea what unio pearls are and need to be educated.
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  • The strand is 54” or 138 cms long,and is strung on very fine thread,not horsehair,but I suppose it they could have been restrung.They are about 4 mm wide and 2mm long.rI love the romance,that they would have been worn by a Berber bride for her wedding,then parted with when money was tight,but...
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  • Of course! They were round my neck like a rat up a drainpipe! Iv taken another photo to gauge the size,and a string of rice crispies for comparison.The rice crispies are crinkly all over,but the tiny pearls are much smoother.My spaghetti is boiling over...more Pearl chat later...
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  • Good grief! The parcel. arrived today,5 months after posting,with my Berber tiny pearls.You have all gone off to play another game by now,and I can’t blame you..Anyway,if anyone out there is still interested,hopefully below is a photo of the pearls,next to a strand of freshwater I already have.In...
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  • Now there’s an idea! Many years ago,I talked my way into Harry Winstons in NewYork,just because of being terribly English and carrying a Harvey Nichols carrier bag,The first thing the vendeuse( could never call her a sales assistant!) asked me was whether I knew Princess Diana..Not wanting to...
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  • I’m presuming the grey nuggety pearls are rough freshwater.The iridescence is amazing,a bit like the edge of a rainbow where the layers have worn away.The blue pearls hiding in the old rockers are earrings made like bunches of grapes,I couldn’t get them to stand up on their own!
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  • From the sublime to the ridiculous...

    If pearls were like people..The 2 strand grey ones would be aging rockers,grey ponytails,Harley Davidson’s,cruising down MainsStreet,been there,done that,got the tee shirt.The advert for these said they were baroque akoyas...honestly! The blue strand are definitely afternoon tea at the Ritz,1935....
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