March 24-26—SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 58th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show; Rock Rollers of Spokane WA, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4
Welcome to the GemologyOnline.com Forum
A non-profit Forum for the exchange of gemological ideas
It is currently Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:35 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:16 pm 
Offline
Valued Contributor

Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:59 pm
Posts: 153
Location: Hong Kong
What a beauty.... an amazing discovery

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/giant-pearl-wo ... MjUyMDE0S0

_________________
Sera
www.zahaetcetera.com


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:19 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 17786
Location: San Francisco
Is it?


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:44 pm 
Offline
Gemology Online Veteran

Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:29 pm
Posts: 720
Location: Paris
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (not in mine ! :D ).


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:37 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 17786
Location: San Francisco
A giant gall stone in my eyes.


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:28 pm 
Offline
Gemology Online Veteran

Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:29 pm
Posts: 720
Location: Paris
At best !


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:49 pm 
Offline
Valued Contributor

Joined: Mon May 26, 2014 9:42 pm
Posts: 499
Umm.... I still have my gall stone somewhere. It was over an inch in diameter..... But it was a lot uglier than that pearl.


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:30 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 17786
Location: San Francisco
Was it? :twisted:


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:21 pm 
Offline
Valued Contributor

Joined: Mon May 26, 2014 9:42 pm
Posts: 499
Oh yeah - really ugly. Probably hurt me a lot more than that pearl hurt the clam, too.


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:24 pm 
Offline
Gemology Online Veteran

Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:29 pm
Posts: 720
Location: Paris
Who knows !


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:51 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 17786
Location: San Francisco
I was going to point out the same thing. Pearl formation is excruciating for a mollusc, but most humans don't care.


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:45 pm 
Offline
Valued Contributor

Joined: Mon May 26, 2014 9:42 pm
Posts: 499
Believe me, gall stones are excruciating as well.


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:42 am 
Offline
Gemology Online Veteran

Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:29 pm
Posts: 720
Location: Paris
But they don't last for years (I hope for you !)


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:24 pm 
Offline
Valued Contributor

Joined: Mon May 26, 2014 9:42 pm
Posts: 499
Actually they did (last for years). It took a while to diagnose them. Periodic intense pain. The last time was 17 hours straight, and I thought I was going to die. (Think how long it takes to grow one an inch an a half in diameter (and "innumerable small ones" as it said on the report).


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:38 pm 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:31 am
Posts: 13
I have never seen a pearl like that! Wow, awesome picture


Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Gemology Style ported to phpBB3 by Christian Bullock