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    I think I'll bide in silence then, thanks Denis...

    I think I'll bide in silence then, thanks Denis and Peter
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    Thanks Dennis, but that is empirical, I was...

    Thanks Dennis, but that is empirical, I was hoping for academic and scientific.
    Someone is insisting on another forum that what is plainly copper is tarnished gold...
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    does gold tarnish

    Does anyone have any authoritative info on whether gold (various carats) tarnishes, and if so, how?
  4. Most gel superglue tubes have a nozzle which...

    Most gel superglue tubes have a nozzle which works fine, but use about half as much glue as you think you need. The cup should be well under the diameter of the bead. (In the case of cheap gold cups...
  5. The size of the post is standard, because it has...

    The size of the post is standard, because it has to fit someone's piercing. Even a mm larger can be surprisingly painful.
    Or do you mean the size of a cup for a pearl, for example?
  6. Thread: Help

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    End of the bit left in?

    End of the bit left in?
  7. If you'd like to post a pic of the setting I...

    If you'd like to post a pic of the setting I could perhaps advise further.
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    Ace - and Stephen is really good at answering...

    Ace - and Stephen is really good at answering questions (it helps to have the book of course!) if you need guidance. Check his website and insta
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    I'm sorry to hear you hate beading (Do you mean...

    I'm sorry to hear you hate beading (Do you mean knotting?) There are lots of methods, perhaps a different method would enthuse you?
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    Get hold of a copy of Polishing and Finishing by...

    Get hold of a copy of Polishing and Finishing by Stephen Goldsmith, who is a master polisher. All queries answered
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    What sort of clasp? They will want to look at...

    What sort of clasp? They will want to look at that if it is any sort of metal. I also agree with Dennis. Take it apart and send just the pendant
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    I don't know about the technicalities but I...

    I don't know about the technicalities but I really like the look.
    Maybe a polished band instead of what looks like textured, but that's a quibble
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    Single WHITE pearl:-"

    Single WHITE pearl:-"
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    You should try photographing a single pearl and...

    You should try photographing a single pearl and then tell me that.
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    I'll dispute that. Anyone can take a rubbish...

    I'll dispute that. Anyone can take a rubbish photo and it will still be rubbish even with advanced manipulation. Optimising a photo so that it is clear and an honest depiction isn't cheating....
  16. Thread: Weather

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    Gloating is unattractive

    Gloating is unattractive
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    As an ex-law teacher these three words have very...

    As an ex-law teacher these three words have very specific meanings!
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    Look outside europe - most of the stuff sold in...

    Look outside europe - most of the stuff sold in the EU is made in China anyway. Check with Alibaba and Aliexpress to find manufacturers. You'll still have to pay import taxes but you'll be buying...
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    I suspect that your friend has heard about the...

    I suspect that your friend has heard about the maeshori process which buffs up pearls.(buffing, heating) Not heard about that relating to mother of pearl but I suppose it is possible. Though there...
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    Yes it's the form for when you come back to the...

    Yes it's the form for when you come back to the EU/UK from the rest of the world with anything worth more than £18 of commercial goods. Red channel time.
    You were presumably not delivering these...
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    A couple of thoughts. Classic setting, but if...

    A couple of thoughts.
    Classic setting, but if the claws work even slightly loose you will very quickly have one very scratched pearl
    You have used an 8mm button pearl, which looks to me to be...
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    CN22 is easy peasy. This is the hand carry form!...

    CN22 is easy peasy.
    This is the hand carry form! Every box must be filled in correctly and then you pay the VAT or your stuff is impounded.12842
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    That article conflates several issue. 1 shipping...

    That article conflates several issue.
    1 shipping companies are charging more because they have to do more now - simply convey and deliver before brexit. Now there is a full customs procedure to...
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    Ah..sounds like it is 'Tahitian black' - cheap...

    Ah..sounds like it is 'Tahitian black' - cheap freshwater pearls dyed with 'Tahitian black' dye to make them look like Tahitian (black) pearls.

    Note that Bali silver is sterling silver processed...
  25. People can't be told.

    People can't be told.
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