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    Rose gold vermeil wires? no probs with skin...

    Rose gold vermeil wires? no probs with skin contact
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    Sometimes solder just doesn't go. And you never...

    Sometimes solder just doesn't go. And you never work out exactly why. You just have to clean everything to bright metal, re-do the tightness of the joint and try again
  3. If you use a lot of wire consider buying in bulk...

    If you use a lot of wire consider buying in bulk and direct from India? Much cheaper
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    That's how Pearlescence started......

    That's how Pearlescence started...
    #slipperyslope!
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    Possible cause is that you are not getting the...

    Possible cause is that you are not getting the item hot enough (so the solder is not melting and flowing - clearly if you can flick the little pieces off with your fingernail). You need to see the...
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    Ebay has squillions of options. So does Amazon. I...

    Ebay has squillions of options. So does Amazon. I stock a few though I do need to update that part of my website:">
    Try goggling sterling silver box clasps and other such permutations. You'll be...
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    Photos please and happy to advise. PearlsRus!

    Photos please and happy to advise. PearlsRus!
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    While a formula is useful as a guide, the price...

    While a formula is useful as a guide, the price of anything - anything - is only what someone else is willing to pay. Unique and fabulous stuff deserves a commensurate price - but at the same time...
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    We can now call them farmed pearls rather than...

    We can now call them farmed pearls rather than cultured pearls thanks to a new ruling a couple of days ago at CIBJO in Bahrain. Two top quality round deep gold south sea pearls could cost that much...
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    There are many clasps out there. A box-style...

    There are many clasps out there. A box-style clasp is easier to close with one hand. But whatever the style, it must be robust because there is a lot of movement happening which will try to dislodge...
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    A round pearl needs a rounded base while a...

    A round pearl needs a rounded base while a button pearl needs a flatter one, for maximum contact. Yes, a pin is advised because it simply stops the pearl from sheering off the base. Glues work by...
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    Because they do assay work, and the authority and...

    Because they do assay work, and the authority and standards for that are a legal requirement(Hallmarking Acts)
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    They all are. But are licensed to carry out...

    They all are. But are licensed to carry out assays etc.
  14. I would not put anything on amber or pearls which...

    I would not put anything on amber or pearls which I wouldn't put on my face. To be safe use a polishing cloth and keep it well clear of the amber. For crevices use a cotton bud with a minute touch of...
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    Not a sentence I, at least, encounter every day

    Not a sentence I, at least, encounter every day
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    Find one of those re-enactor forums...?

    Find one of those re-enactor forums...?
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    The practical side of me wonders what will happen...

    The practical side of me wonders what will happen when the ribbon gets dirty or not so crisp on the edges. It was the same with that craze for necklaces and bracelets fastened with a bow not a clasp....
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    Yes half drilled are more expensive but they are...

    Yes half drilled are more expensive but they are also of much better quality generally - which also shows in hobby v professional.
    And the findings are designed and made in one piece
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    I personally dislike joined drops in any way...

    I personally dislike joined drops in any way shape or form. All our drop earrings are fixed. The articulated drops I see are all full drilled pearls wire wrapped to a hook. That screams hobby maker...
  20. You could ask the assay office if they have an...

    You could ask the assay office if they have an email on record for the maker and if so would they send a brief email asking the maker to get in touch with you or would they forward one from you with...
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    May I change the recommend slightly to gel...

    May I change the recommend slightly to gel superglue rather than the runny liquid. Gel much easier to control. At the same time invest in a tube of glue remover which will dissolve the glue if it all...
  22. I can't speak for every farm or supplier but the...

    I can't speak for every farm or supplier but the farms which grow the pearls I supply are all ethical and, moreover employ lots of women with good employment and world class transferable skills. Plus...
  23. Ha ha Dennis!:D people who sell

    Ha ha Dennis!:D
    people who sell
  24. Insurers will run a mile if you admit to...

    Insurers will run a mile if you admit to customers coming to your home/business. Every one is automatically suspect apparently. They will decline you. Though I've never understood why someone coming...
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    Do NOT use silver dip. It will ruin the pearls...

    Do NOT use silver dip. It will ruin the pearls which are porous.
    Use a silver polish cloth or silver polish on a cotton bud
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