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Pearl Inlay stuff

Postby Greg Steil » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:48 am

Where is the best/cheapest source of Pearl dots(specifically) and other pearl/abalone stuff? I am aware of DePaule, and Duke of Pearl. Thanks
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Re: Pearl Inlay stuff

Postby Alan Carruth » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:23 pm

Rescue Pearl is good.
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Re: Pearl Inlay stuff

Postby Jamie Unden » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:48 pm

Check EBay - I've had good luck there.
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Re: Pearl Inlay stuff

Postby David King » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:16 pm

I like Rescue Pearl as well although sometimes the dots are .060 and sometimes they are .050. Just be sure to mark each bag as such if it's important to you.
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Re: Pearl Inlay stuff

Postby Greg Steil » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:55 am

Thanks for the help folks!
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Re: Pearl Inlay stuff

Postby Dan Smith » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:17 pm

Be wary of Abalone dots from China.
The ones I received were a thin layer of Abalone glued to shell.
The Abalone was easy to sand away, leaving only pearl visible.
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Re: Pearl Inlay stuff

Postby Steve Koons » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:28 am

I bought 20 paua abalone dots (1/4-inch) from Rescue Pearl a couple weeks ago.... I was very surprised to see that they were real deep blues and greens on one side, but the back side was equally as nice, and were light pink with shades of green.... So I could actually use either side, which I thought was really unusual. Shame I don't have the guts to drill out the existing dots and replace them <grin>.
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Re: Pearl Inlay stuff

Postby Barry Daniels » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:51 am

That is pretty standard for real shell. Usually the green side is used but I sometimes use the lighter side as it is more reflective.
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