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Recent content by moneymeister

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    keep these freshadamas?

    Hi there. Recently I had someone help me out when I received a pair of pearls earrings that were kind of "meh". I tried to love them, but it was work. I went back and forth on them (in another forum ) and someone there reminded me that pearls are special, lustrous jewels. If you don't love them...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Still enjoying the Kamoka's from a rehoming on Loupetroop. Tried to take a better picture.
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    Need a picture of an Akoya pearl with bead showing

    Jeremy, I posted your picture with a thank you and credit to you at PP. I appreciate the picture and am SURE so many others will too. It will help stop so much fraud. A lady was talking with me the other day and told me she spent several hundred dollars on "Akoya" pearls to resell. It was...
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    Need a picture of an Akoya pearl with bead showing

    This is for https://www.facebook.com/PearlPartyEducation on Facebook. I am trying to help folks understand that their "Akoya" are freshwater. Started smashing freshwater pearls the other day and it has been an effective attention getter. A few still need to see a broken Akoya (hammer smashed...
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    Need a picture of an Akoya pearl with bead showing

    Hi PG folks. Does anyone have a high-quality picture of an Akoya pearl showing the interior bead? I would like to use the picture on the Facebook page. I do not have a stray akoya at my house, or I would perform a hammer test. Thanks in advance.
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    Pearls as One The New CPAA Pearl Specialist Certification Course

    Ugh, just saw the first facebook scam party tout their CPAA. Selling freshwater "akoya" on pearl party club/facebook. I need Lysol.
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    As much as I try not to visit the siren page of LT and DB, sometimes I slip. Dropped in DB and saw the word "Kamoka". Oh no/OH YES. This is how jewelry "happens" to me. Funny how long that dialogue took. I bought these and then guiltily made my husband a nice dinner. He was on board when he saw...
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    What color do you gravitate to that keeps your T's from getting "lost" in your hair?

    Hi Fuzzy, I am a pale skin/ruddy overtone cool colored person. I do great with the grey tahitians. The new black and white earrings I love, but with longer hair, the dark (almost black) tahitian would be lost. I think the lightest grey stands out the most. Your milage may vary.
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    hanadama, I am also loving that long strand, such pretty tahitians. Imgarden...WOW! That an amazing ripple and enhancer. Love the colors. Still loving your earrings, BWeaves. My black and white Tahitian earrings are done. The 11mm size was bigger than I thought, but they are still okay. Also...
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    Tahitians or not tahitians ?

    Here's another in a black round Tahitian pearl. The surface is very hard and sort of mirror like. The colored spots on the OP's pearls look like colored lights reflecting on the surface. Ebay is a hot bed of fake pearls. Prepare to be fleeced.
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    Tahitians or not tahitians ?

    Here are some lower grade Tahitians I just received yesterday. Look at the color difference between the pearls and the shine pattern.
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    New Pearlescense package from Wendy arrived today. SS tincup necklace. I am very happy with it. I like the staggered spacing.
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    I'm a BWeaves Copycat

    My copy plans are underway. Ordered a set of pearls for black and white Tahitians from Jac at The Pearl House. 11mm AA dark mix and light mix with a note to please match for black and white earrings. I think these will do well :) The black has a pit on the side, but I don't think will be too...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Tahitian Monday :) Pattye, the lessening of 1/2 on either side of 2 & 4 on the tin cup project fixed it perfectly! Thanks (picture not included - packed for sister).
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Annie, that is a BEAUTIFUL necklace. I am wearing a necklace I made for my sister...it's leaving soon. My first attempt at a tin cup. Used 2" spacing...wish I had gone in a little closer for a 7 pearl tin cup.
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