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Wow, Pinctada Maximus!

Discussion in 'Pearls' started by stracci2000, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jun 28, 2019
    Today I was helping an elderly friend get ready for his estate sale.
    He said to look around and if I saw anything I liked, that I could have it.
    Hello.....Pinctada Maximus! It was among some geodes and other rocks that belonged to his deceased wife.
    I couldn't resist taking a fun photo with some of my Tahitian
    and SS pearls in it!
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  2. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jun 28, 2019
    HUGE!

    I see a few little bumps around the muscle attachment - likely little pearls embedded in nacre.
     
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  3. marymm
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    by marymm » Jun 28, 2019
    Gorgeous specimen - lucky you!
     
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  4. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jun 28, 2019
    EEK! , it's Pinctada Maxima, not Maximus........what a dope I am. In all the excitement, I didn't check the spelling........
    I stand corrected. Pinctada Maxima.
     
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  5. pearlsngems
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  6. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Jun 29, 2019
    What a fun find!

    On another note, I am sorry for your loss.
     
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  7. TheGarnetGirl
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    by TheGarnetGirl » Jul 4, 2019
    Oooooh! What a beautiful little piece to have on a vanity
    to hold other little beauties! It would look stunning holding a strand
    of Tahitians :dance:
     
  8. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jul 4, 2019
    Your wish is my command @TheGarnetGirl
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  9. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jul 4, 2019
    Hah, it is not exactly little! It is 9 inches across at it's widest point.
    It makes all my pearls look teeny!
    I could eat dinner off of it!
     
  10. TheGarnetGirl
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    by TheGarnetGirl » Jul 4, 2019
    Oh wow! It is one huge mama!
    That just means that youre gonna have to find some larger pearls eh? ;))

    Those tahitians still look delicious in it though!!! Thank you for making my dreams come true haha! What a good little PSer :P2
     
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  11. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jul 5, 2019
    Shells are dangerous things - I would have never paid any attention to pearls if not for their mother...

    Then, things like these WWW
     
  12. missy
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    by missy » Jul 5, 2019
    Wow. Pearlicious.:kiss2:
     
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