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Recent content by Camelotshadow

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    My old 10mm & new (old) 10.5mm studs.

    Not bought a pearl in a few years. I guess I have always been drawn to this color. The studs on the left are my old 10mm 18K yellow gold with mecan backs. I got bit by the Tahitian bug again & was drawn to a 10.5mm similar pair on ebay in 18K white gold. I esp like the thick backs which come in...
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    Is this pearl Akoya? I am not sure?

    I have had this ring listed for over 6 months & was going to remove it as I will be going away for a few weeks & did not want it to sell while I was gone. Then next day I get a real low offer of $175 for a 4 gram white gold ring with 6 small diamonds. The pearl is about 8.3 to 8.5mm. It's...
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    Gold/ Yellow Akoya

    Rare? Good? Certainly could be 9.1mm? How would one tell the difference with gold south sea? I got a pair of really peachy colored pearls about 7mm awhile back & have them to my Mom. Guess they could be freshwater too? I guess I just thought they were off color but they were really golden...
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    Interesting Mabe Pearl Plat Ring

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Platinum-0-40ct-Diamond-amp-Maby-Pearl-Ring-/182643341399?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=1EvILgCd9Yf0qfF5NfZtkfkgLs0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc Was watching this one but it ended early this AM. I don't do early decisions too well & I was...
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    Natural GIA ID Pinctada radiata earrings for discussion

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-White-Natural-Pearl-8mm-Diamond-Leverback-Earrings-in-Yellow-Gold/272136320670?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 8mm...supposed orange toned, GIA certified... Is Pinctada radiata the oyster of Bahran? Sort of unassuming pearl/ Setting...
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    Chipped Pearls

    I have these unmarked platinum earrings with a supposed gold south sea pearl from the E place. I dropped an earring on a tile floor & a chunk of ?nacre" chipped off yesterday. At first inspection of damage I saw shiny tiny particles like glitter. There was one today but it does not appear to...
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    PJS Pearl Brands Mark on clasp

    Anyone know what PJS stands for next to the 14K? Its on a 18 in strand of 9.3mm dyed to look tahitian freshwater pearls. I've googled it & found some pearl jewelry marked PJS but dont know who the maker is? they cost about $90 Anyone have any info on PJS. The pearls have already been id' as...
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    Black Pearls...Dyed Freshwater?

    Got these awhile back for under $100, They are 18 in about 9.3mm with a 14k clasp. I guess they are dyed freshwater but woule be nice if they were poor tahitians.
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    Candliing My Earrings

    Looking with a new eye to pearls on top the maglite. I can see a bead in the Miki 7.7mm of about 1mm nacre I think I can also see the bead in an old 7mm with 1mm bacre. An older pair of 8.2 mm looks like a bead with a nacre of 1.5mm to 1.7mm Now the tough ones A very old pair of pearls with...
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    UV light & PearL ID.

    I have long wondered how the different types of pearls react to UV light. This article seems to say akoys & freshwater show blue white while south sea will show blue green. I always thought thaat the blue green might signify a cultured pearl but don't know if its specific to a type of pearl...
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    My 2 Best Graduated Strands Not Mikimoto

    I'm down to really 3 strands of good pearls. I have a 5.1 to 8.8mm 21 inch---Mikimoto\ but these 2 strands compare favorably. A 4.8 to 8.2mm 23 inch Plat Dia Clap strands & a smaller 3.3mm to 7,2mm 17.5 in.
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    My 31 In Vintage 7mm strand

    Thinking of letting it go as its just not the white silver I like. Not the best color or luster...but still nice & long Wonder how other people feel about the older pearls? I'm pretty sure this is pre 1980's which still makes it about 40 years old How much should I ask for it? 100 pearls 6.8...
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    Got these large pearls for my Mom with a Grand Clasp.

    I fell in love with the clasp & decided to send them to my Mom. The pearls are old & showing age & color is not best but they were big & I really bought it for the clasp! I can't remember how big the pearls were but least about 9mm.. So what are they? Old beige akoya? They did have someoff...
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    My Pretty Nice Tahitian Earrings

    Don;t wear them too much but should as I like the soft purple over the black color. They are about 10 10.3mm set in 18K yg with the meccan backs. I was not sure if they were good but seemed 18K with better backs meant something. Going through chemo now so not best time to wear your best pearls...
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    Help Please. Could these be south sea pearls?

    Hi, I have a concern. I bought online a pair of pearl earrings that are said to be south sea pearls. I really don't know. They are small 8.3mm for ssp but they are in a older setting with transitional cut diamonds which would date the setting to the 40's 50's. I've learned SSP were not cultured...
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