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    Do these look like Akoyas?

    They may very well be FWB as Tasaki does deal in them as well as Akoya. I just want to base purchase price on what I believe they are. Thanks again Douglas!
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    Do these look like Akoyas?

    Right! That's what is confusing me! I asked for pics on a white background but so far no luck. The luster is a little dull for Akoyas to me as well?
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    Do these look like Akoyas?

    We are considering this necklace by Tasaki, but the vendor photos are terrible and so far, I've not been able to get any better ones. They are billed as Grey pearls and nothing else. I got an opinion from Douglas but would appreciate more if possible. Thanks in advance!
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!
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    Please help ID a 2 strand/diamond bracelet we recently purchased....

    Thanks! It's supposedly a vintage piece so I was hoping there might be a knowledgeable "vintage Buff" who might remember the logo. Oh well, worth a shot!
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    Please help ID a 2 strand/diamond bracelet we recently purchased....

    Hi Douglas! I think it's "JT" over stamped a couple times. The other mark seems to be an actual maker's mark and looks like JT with a logo of some sort in the middle. Am I right about the pearl ID?
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    Please help ID a 2 strand/diamond bracelet we recently purchased....

    I was cleaning a few pieces earlier this evening and noticed some marks on the clasp of this bracelet. I'm pretty sure the pearls are Akoya but any help with the hallmarks would be GREATLY appreciated!
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    A golden ring to match...

    Thanks everyone!!! Luckily the "CFO" agrees so I don't need to sleep outside for bidding over her limit, LOL!! I was wondering if anyone has a feel for dating of it? I also would like to clean it and was wondering if you all might have a suggestion? I do have some Connoisseur delicate jewel...
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    A golden ring to match...

    We just picked up a Mikimoto Golden SSP to go with the strand I posted earlier. I'll post them together when I can get her to pull the strand out.
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    New (to us) Deco Mikimoto Bracelet

    Well upon further consideration she says she feel that she has enough confidence to attempt the re-string and if failure ensues it'll go to the jeweler. We'll see how it goes. In the end she thinks the present length will work as it won't be an "everyday wear" piece. I was able to look at the...
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    New (to us) Deco Mikimoto Bracelet

    I only say Deco as I've seen lots of pieces from that era set with these types of Sapphires. The wear on the faces of most of the stones indicates a long life as well.
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    Mikimoto Bowtie Clasp in Silver

    I'm glad to have this thread to answer my questions about the Mikimoto bracelet we just bought! The three end pearls were knotted but not really in the body.
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    New (to us) Deco Mikimoto Bracelet

    We just got the delivery of this bracelet this afternoon. Am I correct classifying it as Deco? There is some wear on the Sapphires but overall, with a re-string it will be really pretty! We have a few things we'd like some guidance on. The first is how we can shorten it to match the length of...
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    Golden Mikimotos arrived...

    You caught that did you? That is an antique Japanese roof ornament/talisman? that my wife just HAD to have LOL! It is gratifying that you and the other accomplished pear people that have commented think we did well!! To sort of answer Katbran, I really can't say what shade they are (I have VERY...
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    Golden Mikimotos arrived...

    The price was in line with what other lesser goldens can be had for. I just don't have any experience with SSP's to speak of and don't know what constitutes Mikimoto quality as I've never had the pleasure of visiting them. Thank you for the reassurance!!!
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    Golden Mikimotos arrived...

    Not terribly noticeable (at least to my failing eyes lol). My wife saw them but I didn't until she pointed them out when I gave them to her when she arrived from work.
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    Golden Mikimotos arrived...

    Thanks!! Are these what you would expect Mikimotos to be? There are single "dimples" on about half of the pearls.
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    Golden Mikimotos arrived...

    A couple of weeks ago I asked about some golden SSP's my wife purchased and posted a couple "vendor" pics. They arrived a n hour ago and I thought I'd share some quick photos I shot. First the vendor's as a reminder... now mine (please excuse the quality) sunlight... Indoors... Great...
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    What do these look like?

    Hi Pattye, I didn't take these pics. They are from the vendor (I'm not that good). I plan on posting fresh pics when it arrives. Thanks for weighing in Douglas! The overtones are what was throwing me as I'm used to more Metal like colors with a less "glassy" surface on the golden SSP's I've...
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    What do these look like?

    Hi All, I've been away for a while but thought I'd seek expertise! My wife finally purchased a strand for herself! Now I would like to get opinions on what they are! They were billed as goldens from Mikimoto and have a Miki clasp but the images were not complete and don't show a charm. The...
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