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

  1. iyaasgilang
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    by iyaasgilang » Jan 25, 2019
    i need help to identify what was i found a few days ago,is it real baroque pearl?,i found at the beach at my home place.thank you so much and best regards. IMG_20190120_094813.jpg IMG_20190120_095120.jpg IMG_20190120_095641.jpg IMG_20190120_110432.jpg IMG_20190120_110518.jpg IMG_20190120_110537.jpg IMG_20190120_110614.jpg
     
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  2. pearlsngems
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    by pearlsngems » Jan 25, 2019
    iyaasgilang, those are pieces of shell. It looks like they may have been smoothed and worn down by the water. They are not pearls.
     
  3. iyaasgilang
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    by iyaasgilang » Jan 25, 2019
    thank you so much for your informations,i appreciate it.sincerely.
     
  4. lilmosun
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    by lilmosun » Feb 23, 2019
    Most earrings get lost on me...but not these! Inexpensive and fun to wear from Etsy vendor Perlacadente.

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  5. justpeachy
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    by justpeachy » Feb 25, 2019
    i am obsessed! did you put it on the cord yourself? or would you mind sharing where you got it? i'd love a similar one
     
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  6. 737lizakg
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    by 737lizakg » Mar 23, 2019
    First post on the pearl side of PS, bought these for a friend. But iveI not seen anything similar posted here yet so thought I would share. Very casual pearls threaded with a thin 18k band so that you can spin the pearls around. Fun way to dress down pearls. I got her the more affordable pearls, as the Tahitians were lovely but twice the price. I live in an expensive city:cry2:
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    by 737lizakg » Mar 23, 2019
    @lilmosun I cant find the Etsy vendor who made your earrings, could you please provide a link, is that allowed? (Because I love them! )
     
  8. lilmosun
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    by lilmosun » Mar 30, 2019
    Sorry @737lizakg for not seeing this earlier. Thank you and here's the link:

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/PERLACADENTE

    P.S. I had it bookmarked in her shop but it sold...so I just reached out and she was happy to make me another pair.
     
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  9. Rubybrick
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    by Rubybrick » Apr 19, 2019
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    Love in my large baroque dangles from Kamoka.
     
  10. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Apr 29, 2019
    I am going to admit I have gone overboard on pearls. I have like 20 necklaces now. Here are some necklaces I strung recently.

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  11. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » May 4, 2019
    Here are some natural blue Akoyas and Tahitian necklaces. I know it looks like I have a lot of pearls but I promise you I have overcome this problem. :liar:

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  12. Gloria27
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    by Gloria27 » May 4, 2019
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    My first DIY project, took me about an hour to make, gold filled parts and left over pearls from my 16 inch necklace.
     
  13. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » May 6, 2019
    Gloria that is so pretty
    your very clever
     
  14. Gloria27
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    by Gloria27 » May 6, 2019
    Aw, thank you!
    I think this might be my first and last DIY, I almost failed at bending that wire nicely. I'll leave it to the professionals next time, this was more like an experiment done with improper tools and just enough materials for two tries.
     
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  15. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » May 6, 2019
    It's gorgeous!
    Good job on the wire wrapping.
    It can be hard to get a neat, uniform wrap, especially up against a pearl without scratching it. You did great!
     
    


    


  16. Gloria27
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    by Gloria27 » May 6, 2019
    Thanks! It is a miracleI've actually managed to do this :lol:

    No specific tools were used, just grabbed the smallest pliers from the garage, all the work was done on my lap or on my glass desk, in front of my PC...:whistle:
    Created the end loops using a metal rod (I first tried a bamboo skewer but it was too soft), and wrapped against it. It was difficult not having anything attached to a fixed point like a vice or something.
    I had two 14k gold beads to place last, next to the outer pearls but I managed to crush one (they were paper thin) when I wrapped the wire so I ditched them and started again. Pearls did not get scratched because I worked with the full lenght of the wire (1 foot piece) and cut it when I was done wrapping.

    I have a crystal point that I might try to wire wrap one day, but I will definitely first attempt this using copper wire.
     
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  17. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » May 9, 2019
    shuuuuuush
    don't tell anyone outside of PS
    they look absolutely lovelly
     
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  20. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Jun 4, 2019
    Hi Pinkmartini. Love your radiant smile btw. To ask the moderator to remove the post just hit the "report concern" button and ask them to remove the post.
     
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  21. Pinkmartini87
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    by Pinkmartini87 » Jun 4, 2019
    @LisaRN thank you for the kind words! And thanks for the tip on removing the post—done!
     
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    by Unobuck19 » Jun 21, 2019
    Hello!
    Im looking to buy hanadama pearls from Pure Pearls Has anyone worked with them recently?
    Or who would you recommend.
    Im looking for some simple pearl studs and necklace. for now lol
    Thanks!
     
  25. cmd2014
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    by cmd2014 » Jun 21, 2019
    I bought Tahitians from Pure Pearls a few years ago, and was very happy with both the quality of what I received and the service. I haven't purchased anything recently, but they have an excellent return policy, so you wouldn't be at much risk in taking advantage of the sale they have going on right now and seeing whether you are pleased with the purchase, as it would not be an issue to return them.
     
  26. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Jun 21, 2019
    i know nothing about pearls except you have to take care of them and they like to be worn
    would some lovelly knowledgeable person like to tell me what males the different colours on natural pearls (that arnt artificially dyed)
    i mean i know a NZ paua (abalone) pearl is blue because the shell is blue
    but im talking about tradional pearl colours -
    like what makes a pearl cream and not white or golden ?
    thank you
     
  27. lucida818
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    by lucida818 » Jun 23, 2019
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    I love pearls of all colors, I always declare pearl is my first love :love:
    Above is just one of of many pearls, 14mm Australian SS set in Pt950.
     
  28. lucida818
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    by lucida818 » Jun 23, 2019
    In general, gold lipped oysters (Pinctada Maxima) produce gold pearls, white lipped oysters produce white pearls & black lipped oysters (Pinctada Margaritifera) produce black ones. Is this what you mean?
     
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  29. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Jun 23, 2019
    that's good enough for me
    thank you lucida818 =)2
    i had a feeling it would be pretty simple
     
  30. Gloria27
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    by Gloria27 » Jun 23, 2019

    Wowzer! What a pearl!
     

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