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    Giant Edison Pearls are Here

    Why not? All things considered: it could happen!
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    Cultured (Beaded) Abalone Pearls from Chile

    Hey Steve! Yes, Jaime & Ingrid made it to the event this year. Had a chance to talk with them. And yes...they are getting keshi pearls too. They are actually thinking of just creating keshi and mabe...stop nucleating them, but that will be their choice. They are not yet considering doing any...
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    Do these look like Akoyas?

    Yes, its a bad photo due to the background...it will wash away many features of the pearls. It looks like a lovely necklace, but not gray and still look like FWP to me.
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    Giant Edison Pearls are Here

    Very likely MOP powder and a resin (plastic-based) so it would not be considered 100% plastic.
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    Need an ID

    Hard to say...they don't look like Akoya and seem like South Sea keshi too, but most likely freshwaters like @KarinK mentioned. The setting seems very traditional, I don't see anything special in it so i don't understand why even "brand" it.
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    Giant Edison Pearls are Here

    Truly thick nacre! There's serious quality there.
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    Giant Edison Pearls are Here

    You crack me up @SteveM 😂 In the truest D&D fashion you came up with Pearlomancy 😂 And yes @Lagoon Island Pearls : I agree with you that this is a multi-step process of re-seeding/re-grafting, as it is with Edisons and Ikechos right now. What bothers me is the plastic nuclei...why not use an...
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    Giant Edison Pearls are Here

    Plastic beads. Very interesting information! Any idea on the production volume of these?
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    I love these mixed pearl strands...so unique!
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    Giant Edison Pearls are Here

    Oh sweet Lord! Those are just fantastic!
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    Are these real rare high grade black pearls?

    I agree with @jshepherd Those look like Hematite beads to me...and if they are not hematite, then maybe glass...but NOT pearls at all.
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! @BWeaves The best of the best to you in this New Cycle around the Sun :party: :party: :party: Hope you Celebrate splendidly today! I'm sure you will while wearing these GORGEOUS pearls! :love:
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    Regarding mop nucleus of lamellindens marginals

    My thoughts exactly. And I mean...there could be some use of "composite" beads: pieces of shell can be stacked and glued together and then made into beads...but this would be so inefficient: the cost, time, effort and the risk of the beads "cracking". Definitively stick to the true and tried.
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