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Recent content by Marianne

  1. Marianne

    Want to turn this into a knotted endless necklace, can’t find the tutorials!

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/patriciasaabdesigns Pattye sells Serafil thread and a knotting starter kit and ships world wide! She is always helpful and responsive if you send her a private message.
  2. Marianne

    Before I butcher these and attempt to restring them myself can I check they are just dyed freshwater ones!

    Here is the link to Pattye's Etsy store. She is a wonderful, honest and very helpful lady, and she ships over seas all the time. Also check out her knotting starter kit. https://www.etsy.com/shop/patriciasaabdesigns Good luck!
  3. Marianne

    PEARLS BY THE BAY 2022 - MAY 15th

    Thank you Douglas and Sarah!!!
  4. Marianne

    Pearl Earbuds - yay or nay?

    What a cool idea.
  5. Marianne

    PEARLS BY THE BAY 2022 - MAY 15th

    Hoping the presentations were actually recorded. After I was finally able to log in google cut me out 3 minutes into Douglas's presentation. I cried.
  6. Marianne

    Thoughts on Metallic White Ripple?

    Welcome SarahM. That metallic ripple strand is beautiful and will be so versatile. Here is the one I have worn over and over for 12 years now. Shown "layered" at work.
  7. Marianne

    It's not just eBay...

    While doing a search last night, this came up. Anyone interested in dropping $1,600? https://www.etsy.com/listing/254829268/lovely-11mm-tahitian-pearl-necklace?ref=shop_home_active_2
  8. Marianne

    Getting tired of these...

    This one keeps getting re-listed? http://www.ebay.com/itm/KASUMI-KASUMIGA-JAPAN-LAKE-ROSE-BEIGE-PEARL-TOP-GRADE-NECKLACE-NATURAL-NACRE-/361361342714?_trksid=p2054897.l4275
  9. Marianne

    Another Amazing Find...

    I've never seen South Sea Pearls that look like these?. hum, nice price too. http://www.rubylane.com/item/554639-1791/Gorgeous-30x22-South-Seas-Baroque-Pearl
  10. Marianne

    nucleated FW versus SS: differences?

    Welcome, I am not sure that any of the ones you listed from Etsy are actually SS pearls. # 3 seller has a listing for tahitians that look to be dyed freshwaters. It is hard to educate ones self from photos off Etsy and ebay as there are so many fraudulent sellers. Better to study photos of...
  11. Marianne

    Cozumel Pearl Farm?

    What a terrible assignment! Certainly you would be willing to make that sacrifice…… for science of course :)
  12. Marianne

    Dripping in Pearls?.. Literally!

    Here is a link to a great (as in many photos) article on the creation of the amazing dress Lupita Nyong wore at the Oscars tonight. Enjoy! http://www.vogue.com/11571487/lupita-nyongo-oscars-dress-2015-calvin-klein-collection/
  13. Marianne

    eBay "Lap of Luxury LA" FAKE South Sea Pearls - Platinum Triangle Estate Jewelry

    Here are screen shots of the listing (before it was taken down)…
  14. Marianne

    eBay "Lap of Luxury LA" FAKE South Sea Pearls - Platinum Triangle Estate Jewelry

    eBay "Lap of Luxury LA" FAKE South Sea Pearls - Platinum Triangle Estate Jewelry This one was just too over the top not to share? :p http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIANT-South-Sea-BAROQUE-Pearl-Necklace-23mm-100-YEARS-OLD-SPECTACULAR-very-RARE-/181633391846
  15. Marianne

    Really Cool Pearl Look!

    OK, I'll admit I occasionally watch The Bachelorette:roll eyes: Tonight it was worthwhile cuz, the girl wore some really cool looking pearls holding up her dress!