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 Post subject: New and damaging treatment for Conch pearls
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:31 am 
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Received this today:

http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=693086963e9407677c4300d70&id=47ea6d71fc&e=3b95d106d2


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 Post subject: Re: New and damaging treatment for Conch pearls
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:48 am 
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Too sad ! What a havoc ! :cry:
The article doesn't mention what the purpose could have been of a coating which wrecked the pearls.


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 Post subject: Re: New and damaging treatment for Conch pearls
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:21 am 
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very interestng.

Seems strange to have a "treatment" that destroys the pearl. Who ever is doing the treatment must be sure they will offload the goods pretty quickly, otherwise they would risk destroying their own stock.


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Either that or they got inventive and didn't realize what the results would be. You can be pretty sure that the owner of the necklace who only bought it a few months ago will be wanting a refund. It must have cost a fortune.


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But what improvement did they expect from a coating, for that kind of pearl ?


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 Post subject: Re: New and damaging treatment for Conch pearls
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I can only guess, but I imagine it might have been for a better surface luster. If so, that backfired spectacularly.


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