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    Our pearls are a mystery. Can someone help solve this for my mom.

    That's me...smooth, silky and fresh to the touch!:cool:
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    Before I butcher these and attempt to restring them myself can I check they are just dyed freshwater ones!

    Good job. And the great thing is that when you decide you want something different you now will have the confidence to cut it up and re-make (or not, of course):arms:
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    I was going to comment about how hard it is to get blue akoyas which really are blue...then I looked again! :giggle::ROFLMAO:
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    The 2022 International Pearl Design Contest from the Cultured Pearl Association of America is Open for Entries!

    'The cost of entries is $175 for your first, with each additional entry costing $150 apiece. '
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    Another pearl scam - Fuersm.com

    Over here limited companies have to file publicly available information such as directors and accounts Here's the info on Vankin https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/12186192 Bloomsbury Square in London must be a correspondence address because it is one of the most...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    I - and they - are happy that you are happy.
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    I recognise those gorge little keishis - I should, I drilled every single one of them myself!
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    Fake, Imitation, Laguna, Faux, Majorica, Majorcan, Swarovski Pearl Photos, Stories

    I've never heard of them. But they appear not to have heard of UK consumer law. (eg - sell remotely you must give a snail address)
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    Black and white pearl strand - maker?

    Back in the day I had someone interested in a necklace. Her friend turned to her very loudly and said 'of course these are just freshwater pearls. I have some real cultured pearls at home' exit the potential customer, swept away by her sneery 'friend'
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    Black and white pearl strand - maker?

    I recall being stumped for what to say when someone said to me ' Oh yes, these are real pearls, I went to the Mallorca factory to see them being made'
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    Purple fade

    Some years ago we had a long discussion on fading in purple bead nuked pearls. As you may have spotted, the GIA investigated some Edison pearls (given by the company) and it turned out that some of that batch were dyed and some weren't. Which was a bit confusing but explained the spotty and...
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    Need help from experts - what happened to this WSS pearl?

    I made this from odd left overs and reject south sea pearls - bonus for me ...certainly not for sale
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    Help from expert eyes

    One of these is South Sea, the other is dyed nucleated freshwater (best dye job I've ever encountered. Not an Edison. They can have a faint brown tinge) (page 28!)
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    eBay strikes again!

    That quote in Douglas's post about pure 10k gold...:18: I've banged on several times about hallmarking being the process of sending precious metals into the guild HQ for assay and stamping as having passed as to a specific standard. At the London Assay office of Goldsmith's Hall (you will have...