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  1. Pearly Shell

    2000 year old natural pearl!

    Hi all! Read this and thought of my old pearl buddies! http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/2000-year-old-natural-pearl-found-at-remote-australian-site/ar-BBkCP1b Enjoy!
  2. Pearly Shell

    The very first pearl??

    This is a fun read. Prehistoric evidence of pearls! In the ancestor of the nautilus no less!! http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/03/ammonoids-trapped-parasites-in-pearls/ My only problem with the article is that the author perpetuates the myth that pearls are caused be a grain of sand...
  3. Pearly Shell

    Your signature pearl style

    I used to wear a Akoya Tin Cup until I wore the nacre clean off the nuclei. ; ) These days I'm usually wearing a simple pair of Silver (rose overtone) Tahitian Pearl Drop Earrings on simple silver leaverbacks. As for my statement piece, it has to be my Mixed South Sea strand. I love wearing...
  4. Pearly Shell

    Crimping pliers, any recommendations?

    So I'm looking for a pair of crimping pliers and would love some advice from all the great beaders out there. I was thinking about the "magical crimp forming" pliers I saw on the Rio Grande site. Any thoughts...
  5. Pearly Shell

    South Sea Pearl documentary on Smithsonian Channel

    Looks like the Smithsonian Channel will be televising a new documentary on the South Sea Pearl industry. From the looks of the teaser clip they will be showing the Paspaley operations in Broome & Darwin. First showing is Wednesday, June 9th, at 9pm EST. Here's a link to the film clip...
  6. Pearly Shell

    International Pearl Design Competition

    Anybody up for this? http://www.cpaa.org/IPDC_Final_LowRes.pdf I like the goal of this competition: "Our intention is to "cultivate" awareness, interest, demand and successful marketability of Cultured Pearls for the retail community and the consumer level. Through promotion, education...
  7. Pearly Shell

    My first rope of pearls

    Thought I'd share my first attempt at knotting a 50 inch rope. I used couple of strands of Pond Slime FWPs that I picked up at the Gem Faire we visited during the ruckus. Plus a strand of Lavender FWPs I picked up at Intergem with Marianne. The pearls range in size from 9mm to 11mm. I...
  8. Pearly Shell

    Truth in advertising...

    I saw this in the window of a hotel jewelry store while shopping in Waikiki last week. After Jeremy's story in St. Thomas, I found this amusing and refreshing at the same time. I'm sure an uninformed tourist could mistake these beauties for real Golden South Sea pearls. It's nice to know...
  9. Pearly Shell

    Sign o' the times...

    Looks like the economic climate has forced Tiffany & Co. to close their subsidiary, Iridesse. Here is the article that was up on National Jeweler: http://www.nationaljewelernetwork.com/njn/content_display/colored-stones/color-market-reports/e3i615140fc749e4798b33afa2e05abd67e Sad to see such a...
  10. Pearly Shell

    Polishing MOP?

    I have a few old P. Margaritifera shells and am looking for any advice on how best to clean the up for display. Would anyone have any suggestions on how to polish Mother of Pearl?