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    Please help to identify: SSP or freshwater

    For a while I was looking for a nice white strand of pearls in the larger size. Now I was offered this strand: slightly baroque, 11,5-12,5mm. Pearls seem to have some decent luster and the size is not typical for FWP, but with all the nuclear -bead pearls you never know. Clasp is 14k gold if...
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    Looking for a re-knotting advice

    Fellow beaders, Hopefully you could give me a helping hand here. I am planning to restring my 36- inch strand. Currently it is graduated to the center, however, I always wear it double, thus the largest pearls end up behind my neck, if I do not want to show the clasp. Now, as I am adding a...
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    Red sea pearls

    Lately I got to hear often about the Red sea pearls. However when I did a search on them, I did not find so much about their quality and application. The ones I have seen were looking like steel-grey tahitians. Looking in Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_oyster), I found that there...
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    Natural pearl rarities on sale

    Today I was browsing the catalogue of one of the auction houses and found some interesting lots. As there are some genuine natural pearl lovers here, i wanted to share 1) Necklace with ORIENTal pearls, clasp YG 585/000, tested, approx. 1920s, 1 diamond navette approx. 0,30 ct Crystal/si...
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    Show us your Tahitians

    In another thread there was a discussionthat Tahitians are hard to buy online as it is often difficult to estimate what kind of pearls will be getting based on the 'glamour photos' from the vendors's sites. It would be great to put together some examples how different pearls look in real life...
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    My unexpected Tahitians

    Just lately I posted about my first Tahitian pearl and I thought that it would take quite some time until the next pearly acquisition. But I am seriously ill with the pearliritis and here comes my latest catch. Quite inexpectedly I bought a strand of Tahitians. They are on the smaller side -...
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    Sources for findings in EU

    Dear forum members, Hopefully you can help me - i am looking for a source of buying the findings. Ideally in EU in order to avoid customs clearance issues. Especially earring findings and ring mountings would be of interest. Thanks
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    My first Tahitian

    i have not posted on this forum yet, but was reading since quite a while. Hovewer i wanted to share with you my latest pearl addition (or should i rather say addiction) ;) Recently, i have purchased a loose Tahitian pearl of a very light grey colour. here in Germany custom projects are pretty...