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Discussion in 'Pearls' started by Lorelei, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Hayley87
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    by Hayley87 » Oct 16, 2017
    Here's a ring I've had for ages but only recently taken to wearing. It was bought at the Pearl Factory once-kiosk (I think they may have a full store front now) on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. It's a total tourist trap, but I remember thinking it was way cool when my dad treated me to this. I think I was 14 or so?

    Anyway, for $15, you got to open an "oyster" with a pearl inside. They're Akoyas, mostly small and low-quality, and they make their money trying to hustle you into buying expensive settings. :lol-2:

    My pearl was set into an inexpensive 14k YG bypass style setting, and done so poorly: they put the drill hole in the middle of some rippling on the nacre (so that's mostly hidden), but there's a bit of extra glue along the bottom of the pearl. For all that, the ring is nostalgic for me, and I've been wearing it quite a bit recently as I've developed a fondness for yellow gold. :D

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  2. Aditya
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    by Aditya » Oct 22, 2017
    I dont know what the price is worth for this mabe pearl

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  3. Mukti
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    by Mukti » Oct 22, 2017
    @Aditya, you can check ebay or Etsy to know the approximate worth of your mabes. Usually individual mabe like that isn't expensive.
     
  4. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Oct 28, 2017
    Showing mine... I gathered enough for a necklace, these are to be drilled. I have more, pre-drilled. Want to pair them with tsavorites or something like it 20171027_152320.jpg
     
    


    


  5. Mukti
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    by Mukti » Oct 29, 2017
    I love gssps :love: great ones you have :appl:
     
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  6. canuk-gal
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    by canuk-gal » Oct 30, 2017

    You have a great eye. Can't wait to see this project come to fruition!

    cheers--Sharon
     
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  7. marionberry
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    by marionberry » Dec 27, 2017
    Nacrelover, sorry for digging out this old post, but I am super curious about where to get such small SoC pearls. I hear the big ones are so very rare but I still cannot find the small ones anywhere, it seems in Douglas' web shop only 10mm+ ones are listed...
     
  8. Heart2pearls
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    by Heart2pearls » Dec 31, 2017
    Hi pearl lovers I am new here and wanted to share my collection . The one standing alone at the bottom I received at XMas from Pearl Paradise, multicolored AAA near round, 18" .
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  9. mtsapphirelovingannie
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  10. Heart2pearls
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    by Heart2pearls » Jan 1, 2018
    Thanks! =)
     
    


    


  11. marionberry
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    by marionberry » Jan 5, 2018
    Wonderful collection indeed! What pearls is the strand on the far left?
     
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  12. Heart2pearls
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    by Heart2pearls » Jan 5, 2018
    Thanks marionberry =) The strand on the far left is a 16" Freshadama from Pearl Paradise.
     
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  13. cats_sapphire
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    by cats_sapphire » Feb 15, 2018
    That ring is my dream ring! Wow! May i ask where you found the Rubellite?
     
  14. missy
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    by missy » Mar 3, 2018
    Breaking out some of my pearls today as it has been a long time since I wore any pearls. I am feeling in a pearl mood and am going to wear my metallics today. Choker length at 15 inches. It's the perfect necklace for this cold March day as it brightens up my mood.

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    Close up to better see the colors.
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  15. Dejay
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    by Dejay » Mar 30, 2018
    These are my 20180326_212320_HDR.jpg sea of cortez pearls im a jewlery maker and purchased a bag of mixmatched jewlery and this gem was in there
     
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  16. Dejay
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    by Dejay » Mar 30, 2018
    20180326_212215.jpg better pic
     
  17. cmd2014
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    by cmd2014 » Apr 1, 2018
    Dejay, I don’t think those are sea of Cortez pearls. I suspect they are dyed Chinese freshwater pearls based on the shape and color. But you could contact Douglas McLaurin at Sea of Cortez pearls for an expert opinion (https://mexican-pearls.myshopify.com).
     
  18. Dejay
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    by Dejay » Apr 2, 2018
    I would like to know if you guys know the maker of this clasp i cant tell if its 925 or 825 eather white gold for the 825 or silver 925
     
  19. cmd2014
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    by cmd2014 » Apr 2, 2018
    It looks silver to me, but there are test kits that can tell you whether something is gold or not. Or you can have a jeweler look at it. If they are dyed Chinese pearls like I suspect, they would be relatively modern and quite inexpensive, and would be unlikely to have a gold clasp put on them.
     
  20. Dejay
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    by Dejay » Apr 2, 2018
    What about these the one with more pearls has a 14k white clasp. Now i know what to look at when i to thrift shops i think im doing good 20180402_063412.jpg
     
  21. Dejay
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    by Dejay » Apr 2, 2018
    The top one i got for 15 bux btw lol 20180402_063134_Burst01.jpg
     
  22. edw_kym
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    by edw_kym » Apr 8, 2018
    IMG_0771.11.jpg image (33).jpg Sweden Year Date Letter V7 With 830s = Sweden 830 sterling and Symbol Three Crowns Of Sweden = Hallmarks..
     
  23. puppyguts
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    by puppyguts » Apr 8, 2018
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    New 8.4mm silver green tahitian studs from pearlzaustralia on etsy arrived this week. Attempted to get ear shots in the sun. Failed miserably. Very happy with them
     
  24. puppyguts
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    by puppyguts » Apr 8, 2018
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    they look very different in different lighting
     
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  25. cmd2014
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    by cmd2014 » Apr 8, 2018
    White and dyed Chinese freshwater pearls. You can tell by the colors and the egg shape. These would be modern and relatively inexpensive.
     
  26. pearlsngems
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    by pearlsngems » Apr 24, 2018
    Dejay,
    Sea of Cortez pearls fluoresce red when you shine a UV light (a.k.a. "black light") on them. If you have a UV light you can test for yourself. See Nacrelover's post #991 for a photo that shows this effect.
    But I agree with cmd2014 that the pearls you posted all look like cultured Chinese freshwater pearls.
     
  27. edw_kym
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    by edw_kym » Apr 24, 2018
    OK..........Cultured Chinese freshwater Pearls.If you say so!!!.:errrr::errrr::errrr:
     
  28. Gloria27
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    by Gloria27 » Apr 29, 2018
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    My first strand of pearls (how exciting!) 8-8.5 mm, 16 inch, natural white (not bleached) with gold overtone. A lot of orient on these, hard to photograph.
    origin: Pearlescence
     
  29. Rubybrick
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    by Rubybrick » May 4, 2018
    Lovely color! Those look beautiful on you. Perfect size.Enjoy!
     
  30. Rubybrick
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    by Rubybrick » May 4, 2018
    Looks beautiful on you! Flawless skin! Enjoy!
     
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