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Based in United Kingdom, forthgirl has been an eBay member since 17 Sep, 2002

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  • The most beautiful pearls and a fantastic seller. Recommend strongly.
    23 Apr, 2014
  • The bracelet was truly stunning! A brilliant artisan.
    23 Apr, 2014
  • Stunning earrings, brilliant seller.Highly recommended.
    23 Apr, 2014
  • Very good seller, great communication thanks
    21 Apr, 2014
  • lovely earrings, any thanks
    17 Apr, 2014
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Pearls - Akoya
Akoya pearls are grown in the Akoya oyster (pinctada fucata), which only lives in sea water, so any pearls marked Akoya freshwater cannot be Akoya pearls. The Akoya oyster rarely produces pearls larger than 6.5-7mm, therefore any larger Akoya pearls can command a higher price. This is because they are rare, mainly due to the length of time they have to remain in the water to achieve that size. Akoya pearls can be perfectly round or drop shape, but not elliptical...
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Pearls.- Flameball and Nucleated
Nucleated pearls are pearls grown around a solid nucleus, rather than a piece of mantle tissue from a mollusc. The nucleus is usually made of mother-of-pearl , can be any shape and, within reason, up to about 16mm. Nucleated pearls can be perfectly round, if the nucleus is spherical, which makes them quite valuable, especially in the larger sizes. This is not only true of the epitome of nucleated pearls, the Akoya (please see my Akoya guide for more details), but also of nucleated f...
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Pearls - Unusual and Keshi
Keshi pearls can grow in any pearl-bearing oyster, which lives in sea water, or any pearl-bearing mussel, which lives in fresh water. Thes are all nacre pearls, with no nucleus, which are frequently formed when the 'seeding' fails. They are often on the small side, from 2mm upwards, however, some South Seas examples can reach much larger sizes, around 5-8mm. Seawater Keshi pearls (Akoya, South Seas and Tahitian) are now extremely rare, as most producers now x-ray the ...
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