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Re: WSS pearl pendant from Pearl Paradise - waiting ......:-

Did the vendor send a photo you can share while you're waiting?

by NacreLover

February 13th, 2016, 8:53 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: WSS pearl pendant from Pearl Paradise - waiting ......:-)

Replies: 1

Views: 39
Re: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

How frightening. Thanks for warning people who choose to buy this.

by NacreLover

February 13th, 2016, 8:52 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Replies: 22

Views: 284
Re: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Sorry, Had to assume by the question you hadn't read the thread.
This is why I didn't choose to buy attack.
https://media1.riogrande.com/Content/206051-SDS.pdf

by NacreLover

February 12th, 2016, 12:45 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Replies: 22

Views: 284
Re: Pearl remorse

I wouldn't keep a strand with a damaged clasp. If you are unhappy with the shape, time won't change that, and you'll have buyers remorse and probably won't enjoy this strand. If your vendor has no round metallics, I would change over to AAA rounds or Freshadama's. I would also ask for photos prior t...

by NacreLover

February 12th, 2016, 8:08 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearl remorse

Replies: 9

Views: 231
Re: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Read the thread, You've been given two options most use.

by NacreLover

February 12th, 2016, 7:57 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Replies: 22

Views: 284
Re: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Epoxy won't dissolve in room temperature water, and I would doubt super glue would either. The only reason this works is expansion and contraction.

by NacreLover

February 11th, 2016, 7:58 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Replies: 22

Views: 284
Re: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Seaurchin, No, it was scary, but didn't harm the pearls. I was told to get the water as close to boiling in a tea kettle and then pop the pearls in. Because I was afraid of harming the pearls, I took them out too soon the first time and then found once the internal part of the bead heated up the glu...

by NacreLover

February 10th, 2016, 4:58 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Replies: 22

Views: 284
Re: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Pirard, The hole was smaller in diameter and shorter than the post on the eyepin/cup. Three of the pearls were easy to drill deeper and a wider hole, the last one was like cement. I finally gave up and cut the post of the eye pin shorter. I used two part epoxy to glue into place.

by NacreLover

February 10th, 2016, 4:55 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Replies: 22

Views: 284
Re: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

One thing to consider though, The peg on the new setting may be bigger than the hole that was drilled in your pearl. This happened to me when I changed out the studs to dangle earrings. I ended up drilling the hole larger with my drummel tool but it took some time and the right tools. Do you have th...

by NacreLover

February 10th, 2016, 10:25 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Replies: 22

Views: 284
Re: pure pearls vendor - discount and return policy

I have chatted with her many times. Her return policy is on her site and she honors it.

by NacreLover

February 10th, 2016, 8:48 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: pure pearls vendor - discount and return policy

Replies: 5

Views: 191
Re: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

I used the hot water solution to loosening glue. It worked the first time on most items and had to repeat on others. All came off fine in a few minutes. This was discussed at the other forum also. I removed settings on Goldens SS and Tahitian pendants and stud earrings.

by NacreLover

February 10th, 2016, 8:41 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: can you change the bail on a pearl pendant once set?

Replies: 22

Views: 284
Re: Natural White Hanadama - Are They Bleached?

By the way, These special natural white pearls are purchased from the source so they know what treatment or lack of has been done to them.

by NacreLover

February 9th, 2016, 4:24 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Natural White Hanadama - Are They Bleached?

Replies: 16

Views: 406
Re: Natural White Hanadama - Are They Bleached?

I just spoke to Hisano about this and she said the same thing. Maeshori cleaning no bleaching.

by NacreLover

February 8th, 2016, 12:47 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Natural White Hanadama - Are They Bleached?

Replies: 16

Views: 406
Re: Natural Pearls - How Vulnerable??

Alex T, This may or may not be the original pearl that was put into the setting at it's creation. If it is the original pearl, the glues used back then are not as strong as the epoxy's used today. I would have it inspected and if loose reattached with something stronger if you are planning on having...

by NacreLover

February 6th, 2016, 10:12 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Natural Pearls - How Vulnerable??

Replies: 12

Views: 262
Re: New graduated white Edison strand!

Congratulations Baby Nurse. Those edisons are fantastic.

by NacreLover

February 5th, 2016, 5:09 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New graduated white Edison strand!

Replies: 40

Views: 507
Re: Thinking Too Much??

I have two types of faux pearls. Glass Tahitian faux and cream and gray faux pearls with mother of pearl beads inside. The MOP faux are the same weight as cultured pearls since they have the same interior. If I have time, I will get them out and take a photo of both of them. Glass pearls are very sh...

by NacreLover

February 4th, 2016, 7:52 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Thinking Too Much??

Replies: 14

Views: 419
Re: Thinking Too Much??

Hello All! I've been bitten by the pearl bug! Not sure right now if it's a YAY....or a YIKES! I am reading the comments, questions, suggestions, referrals, etc., and they are very helpful. I notice a few websites that are mentioned a lot. My questions: Should I be concerned with the major differenc...

by NacreLover

February 4th, 2016, 7:43 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Thinking Too Much??

Replies: 14

Views: 419
Re: Thinking Too Much??

I would visit local jewelers in your area and look at the Tahitian pearls they have in stock. You may have trouble finding them if you live in a small town since they are rare and not a big seller for small jewelers. I would never take a strand from a store and touch them to your teeth, rubbing them...

by NacreLover

February 3rd, 2016, 7:50 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Thinking Too Much??

Replies: 14

Views: 419
Re: Ten-Nyo Akoya, Any Ideas?

I am just throwing this out to you for consideration. There are fake Hanadama grading certificates out there. I have seen one. The seller was selling a strand of pearls but the certificate showed a necklace and earrings. The MM size and number of pearls in the strand were even off. Unless you know e...

by NacreLover

January 27th, 2016, 9:29 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Ten-Nyo Akoya, Any Ideas?

Replies: 8

Views: 274
Re: Ten-Nyo Akoya, Any Ideas?

Came across this term from a Chinese vendor (that I trust), Googled it but could find little information. Fortunately I can type/read Chinese, which really helped in this case. I located the source, the Pearl Science Laboratory (PSL) that issues Hanadama certificates, and found the official definit...

by NacreLover

January 27th, 2016, 9:26 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Ten-Nyo Akoya, Any Ideas?

Replies: 8

Views: 274
Re: What time of year for regular sales at PP

I agree with BM. PP also has a blog which previews upcoming sales or special offerings. You may want to get blog updates too.

by NacreLover

January 27th, 2016, 9:14 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: What time of year for regular sales at PP

Replies: 7

Views: 387
Re: Pearl projects and Pearl Paradise

Any who answer the phone will be able to help you, I usually ask for Chenai.

by NacreLover

January 20th, 2016, 7:30 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearl projects and Pearl Paradise

Replies: 8

Views: 380
Re: Pearl projects and Pearl Paradise

Anything on your list can be purchased at PP if you call them. The website has a small fraction of what they carry. John in the design department has hundreds of waxes that can be cast in the metal you choose, he also can modify the wax to change the look. I would call and talk to a representative a...

by NacreLover

January 20th, 2016, 2:22 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearl projects and Pearl Paradise

Replies: 8

Views: 380
Re: Big bad pearls, would you wear them?

Pattye also sells the best big eye needles I've found and they last for many stringings. The eye is the size of the needle. She also sells gimp/bullion in many colors of metal on her esty site. You need that at the clasp to keep the silk from breaking.

by NacreLover

January 14th, 2016, 9:39 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Big bad pearls, would you wear them?

Replies: 28

Views: 756
Re: Big bad pearls, would you wear them?

I ended up making my chalky pearls into two bracelets. They are far enough away from my other pearls you don't notice their problems. Besides, bracelets get knocked around so why damage the good stuff.

by NacreLover

January 14th, 2016, 7:57 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Big bad pearls, would you wear them?

Replies: 28

Views: 756
Re: Big bad pearls, would you wear them?

There is are several knotting video's at the "other forum" in the lowly beaders club . Google those three words, it shows up. It's against forum rules to post , sorry. I either use a tricord knotter. (YOUTUBE video available for training online) Or I hand knot with no tools. I seem to have...

by NacreLover

January 14th, 2016, 7:52 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Big bad pearls, would you wear them?

Replies: 28

Views: 756
Re: long chain 30 inch or so with large pearl pendant ?

Some of the ladies here have wire wrapped pearl necklaces made to hang their pearls from using an enhancer bale that open and clips closed. You can find photographed examples here on this forum. Long necklaces can be found on the internet, ebay or RioGrande , Bella Findings etc Just make sure the ch...

by NacreLover

January 13th, 2016, 6:50 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: long chain 30 inch or so with large pearl pendant ?

Replies: 7

Views: 357
Re: Big bad pearls, would you wear them?

I agree with the others, these are cultured freshwater pearls. Over bleaching or mistreatment by the factory can cause the surface to become chalky. Sometime you buy the strand and it looks great. The damage can show up fairly fast after you buy them but it seems to get worse with time. I have a str...

by NacreLover

January 12th, 2016, 2:29 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Big bad pearls, would you wear them?

Replies: 28

Views: 756
Re: American Pearl Arc De Triomphe Earrings

How much room is there between the post and the pearl. Depending on your piercing, your lobe would not fit into this setting.

by NacreLover

January 8th, 2016, 10:11 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: American Pearl Arc De Triomphe Earrings

Replies: 23

Views: 627
Re: How much moisture is really in your safe?

Surely every time you open the safe you are changing the air to 'outside' air. Or did you not open the safe? No reason why the safe would be airtight as opposed to 'pick up and carry away by a burglar' proof. Exactly, it was opened daily. but in those 4 months, it rained only 4-5 times, it's a dese...

by NacreLover

January 7th, 2016, 6:48 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: How much moisture is really in your safe?

Replies: 12

Views: 445