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Seed pearls


#1

Hello All, Brenda Tomlin here, in the great northwest, and in
need of a supplier of seed pearls. If anyone knows of such a
supplier I would be most greatful for the I’ve been
on stone searches before but this has been a nightmare, one in
which I long to wakeup with seed pearls banishing the
nightmare.Please help, and thank you in advance. Brenda


#2

Hi Brenda. You can get seed pearls at the Joseph P. Stachura Co.
in Massachusetts. Their phone number is (508) 278-6525. -Mary


#3

Hi Brenda – Try A&Z Pearls in New York City. don’t have the
number right at hand, but can find it later. They have an 800
number which you can get from Laura.


#4

Hey- Brenda. There is a place in Marin County California called
pacific pearls I don’t lnow the number but they are listed. i
have a list from The Internationl Gem Show in San Mateo. I don’t
have Numbers but I knoe that they are easy to track down. BiJoux
in L.A>, C.Y. Lin in New York, Kay El in texas, Wu’s original
Tradings, I believe this one is in New York aswell and I have
written in my own notes “Seed Pearls”. ou can Get in touch with
the Mangement Company and they might be able to give you a more
comprehensive list or even when the show might be swinging by you
neck of the woods. The e-mail is intergem@gemsandjewelry.com
and you can visit the web site at www.gemsandjewelry.com. they
put out a publication aswell that advertises alot of bead
dealers. The phone is 301.294.1640 and
the fax 301.294.2234. Good Luck!!!


#5

SEEDED PEARLS . . . .!!! Just started looking in to Pearls! .
. Salt and Fresh water . . . I appears that ALL are seeded / / /
with the exemption of a very, very , few from …’ I don’t
remember where!!!.. Seeded meaning an insertion into the
mulisch, at different part depending on what color you are
wanting??? . . . Fresh water being a problem in that ‘’’'round
appears difficult to obtain at this time??? jim chambers


#6

Jim, Seed Pearls are itsey, bitsey,teeneyweeny, little Pearls.
Susan Chastain


#7

Dear Jim Chambers, I may be wrong but I believe that the thread
you’re referring to has to do with “seed pearls”. These are a
very small variety that was used alot in victorian jewelry. You
are correct,however, about pearls being nucleated. Natural
fisheries of pearls ( non-cultured pearls) are virtually nil.
There are a variety of substances used to cause the mollusks to
grow a pearl. By the way , GIA has an excellent course on Pearls.
Hope you have happy holidays.
Deborah Ringhaver Lane


#8

Keshi is expensive because it is a spontaneous nacre growth that
occurs within the mollusk. Unlike other pearls, it’s not
nucleated, either with mollusk flesh or with a bead. Because
it’s all nacre, it’s highly lustrous…and expensive. Regards,
Fleury Sommers


#9

As a follow up to seed pearls, can someone tell us about the
preferred adhesive for seed pearls as many glues - adhesives do
slightly discolor the pearls. I have noticed some glue - adhesives can
actually turn seed pearls to a grey color. Hopefully someone out there
has the answer. Best regards from Randell Casey of Lyncre Pty Ltd.
Australia @Lyncre_Pty_Ltd_613_5


#10

Hello all, I’ve seen these offered in the past but not lately. I’m
looking for a source of tiny pearls, about .8mm-1.2mm, round as
possible, white, undrilled, probably several hundred in quantity.
Does anyone know who would sell these?

Many thanks,
Leda


#11

I have bought these in the past from Kay El jewelers in Texas. I
don’t have their address handy, but they are always in the wholesale
section of the international gem and jewelry shows. --Vicki Embrey


#12

i am looking for a source of micro (18/0 or smaller) seed pearls. Iam
looking for the real deal not glass. I have searched the web to no
avail. Any ideas? I am also looking for thin sheet glass that i
may be able to cut rather detailed patterns in for jewelry. I was
told to look for something called hosta glass by someone. I can find
nothing under this name or any other. Any sources you’re aware of?
thanks.

sue szabo
@sueszabo