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Recent content by CLICLASP


    The secret of Empress Josephine's pearl necklace

    Well this is in fact the photo of the clasp I saw when I attended to the previous sale. A pure wonder. you may like to jump page 5 to see that famous clasp! I put it again here

    Salt water akoya cultured pearls from TsushimaIsland

    Hello PG friends, I have seen some photos of amazing big blue baroque ""salt water akoya cultured pearls from TsushimaIsland "" and I would like to have more information. Do some of you have any information ? I mean : it is new ? how big ? colors ? special process of production, ?which...

    Pearls and clasps, in "Clasps – 4,000 Years of fasteners in Jewellery"

    As promised another pearl and clasps post. This one is a double sliding ball clasp I got from USA and was on a pearl strand. This is a page from the glossary which has 26 entries (or so) checking names, description and dating of different clasps. Enjoy !

    Pearls and clasps, in "Clasps – 4,000 Years of fasteners in Jewellery"

    Dear PG friends, I have been away from the forum for a long time, being very busy to finish my book on history of clasps. Now the french version is released today, and some PG members advised me to communicate on PG though the english version is not available yet. I will come later for more...

    Biggest pearls in the world and they are set as interchangeable necklace

    Hello PG friends ! I am back again after a long break away from Pearl guide, I was so busy with my book (4000 years of history of clasps) and there will be lots of pearls in it too. Well I took a break and went to Baselworld last March (Basel Switzerland), the largest jewelry fair in Europe. I...

    Burma golden pearls, updating data on the market

    Hello PG friends, Could it be possible to have a statement on cultured pearls from Burma? I recently wanted to buy large golden pearls and had news from the market stating that Indonesian pearls are staying a short time in the oysters, and get white when drilled, and that Burma's stay a very...

    The secret of Empress Josephine's pearl necklace

    hello PG friends, I told you I will go on a new photo shooting so let's watch first at this video and I will tell you later about the secret http://www.sothebys.com/fr/news-video/videos/2014/11/queen-josephine-natural-pearl-diamond-necklace.html

    Pearls at Paris 27th Biennale

    Dear PG members, I am back for the first day at the Biennale with a photo report on pearls as promised. I will sort out all photos and will start posting tomorrow. I met Cartier, Wallace Chan and some others for my book on history of clasps, this helped taking photos of course? Be patient till...

    The 7 strand natural pearls that sold for over 9 millions $ in Geneva yesterday

    Dear PG friends, I always dreamed to take a plane to see volcanic eruptions anywhere in the world when it happens, but a bit expensive, isn't ? But when I learnt that the biggest orange diamond was for sale on tuesday and the biggest pink diamond was for sale on wednesday, I took the train to...

    Fantastic conch pearl jewelry

    Hello PG friends Did you see that ??? http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/2013/08/the-conch-pearl-is-a-little-known-natural-wonder-that-cannot-be-cultivated-and-is-highly-sought-after/

    The Mary Tudor Pearl

    Did anyone see about this one? http://www.masterpiecefair.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=149&tabindex=148&postid=14341 such a beauty !

    Alternative to flash websites, being seen anyway

    Dear PG friends, I faced some problem with my flash website since more people are now using i-phone to browse and touch tablets, because as you know, mac does not support the flash technology. So when a beautiful site cannot be seen, and you don't have much money to make a new one, what to do...

    Barqoue South Seas versus nucleated Freshwater

    Hello PG Friends I should have posted in e-bay questions, but this is not an ebay advice for buying. Let's look at this : http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390504469926#ht_4106wt_1340 I have always been thinking SS should be compared to the best white FW and not so sure the SS...

    Natural and cultured pearls at famous Paris XXVI? Biennale

    Dears PG Friends, I though you might like to see what's hot as pearls at the Paris famous XXVI? Biennale ? http://en.vogue.fr/jewelry/jewelry-news/diaporama/fine-jewelry-the-best-pieces-from-the-biennale-des-antiquaires-2012/8971/image/557021 there are not so much photos of pearls published...

    " Natural" freshwater versus cultured China pearls on ebay

    Hello PG friends. I came accross this one : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221065159380&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123#ht_972wt_964 So I asked : "How do you know that the pearls are not cultured? Since the cultured freshwater pearls have no nucleus, neither have the fine...