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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Yes 2thdktr ... I was surprised by the use of Keshi instead of baroque. If it's nucleated then as I've always understood then it can't be Keshi. In the same vein, I've seen a lot of pearls trecently hat are being described as Keshi that are small oval and semi round very symmetrical in shape...
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    Sticky residue on Tahitian pearls

    If its just in the one spot on each pearl.. I use a Cue tip / cotton bud to dip in adhesive remover and just gently rub it off .
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    Tahitians? I think not

    They are very black .... still hard to tell with the photos.. sorry.
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Pomelo - I love Keshi studs. They generally lay pretty flat and have all that flattish surface to add presence . The little hills and valleys catch the light beautifully. jeg - Lovely pearls - those sweet little teeny kasha....glad my fat fingers didn't have to string them !! BWeaves -...
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    Got them as gifts can you tell if it's worth anything, i already have similar one's in white, don't wanna keep these, idk what type of pearls is this

    Freshwater golds, while still fake looking, seem to have improved their colours...The ones I saw ( granted a few years ago in HK ) were more of a yellow, a shallow very poor shade of gold.
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    Cultured Pearl farms of China

    Great photos ! Thanks for posting them !
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    I love those pieces Red , the pearls are gorgeous and the stones.... those greens especially !!!
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    Golden Mikimotos arrived...

    They look really lovely . I wouldn't worry about the little pin pricks , frankly it would be hard to get a strand without some unless you were paying for perfection. The colour is pretty , from the sunlight photos they look like a light gold ? Lustre and overtones are beautiful ! Like the...
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    Pearls by the Bay 2024

    One day .....
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    The boat is coming to pick you up for the trip to Ban island. While you won't be able to buy any pearls during your residence here.. all cocktails are free for the drowning of sorrows.
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    Tricks for cutting apart knotted pearls?

    flush cutters are great for the knots , I drill mine out if they are stuck but the little hook idea is a good one. I also use a glue dissolver for any glue issues and if that isn't enough I use boiling water .
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    My First SSP!

    drops are my favourite !
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    The Iluka South Sea Keshi Pearl Necklace

    Remarkable !!
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Holy P Moly those Edisos ! Now that's serious colour !!
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    OOOOOhhhh ! So much gorgeousness !! I do love the earrings !
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    Paspaley "LAVALIER" perfect 15mm round pearl necklace

    Absolutely lovely !!! Great choice ! One of my favourite pandant styles from Paspaley. Every time I go to Sydney I stop in there to do my pearl shopping from the basement Trade wholesale area and I cannot pass by the cases on the ground floor. The most astonishing pieces ... even the few...
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    Congratulations to the new CPAA Board!

    Excelent news ! Couldn't be in better hands ! Congratulations all !
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    GIA adds Hanadama Quality Indicator to Certificates

    I thought it was great that the GIA is offering certificates and it's nice to know that they are at the same or higher standard that the PSL . I know what you mean Pearl Dreams about the various classifications Aurora etc... it seems like every time I look at IG there's yet another certificate...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    jet .. That smooth Kusimi and those Keshi...fabulous ! I've not seen that type of Keshi before . Gorgeous colours BWeaves - Those PP earrings are stunning - that green with the gold ... and that design .... GIMME !! And Sarah's little GSS have such great colour - nice combo with the blue !
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    Costume Jewelry Hijinkx

    I can't imagine a more fun and fabulous community to create for ... !