Air lines / gaps getting worse in VA?

beansbeans

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I am comparing a recent 10 motif (blue agate) with older pieces from 2010-2012 and none of my older pieces had significant air lines. The recent purchase, however, had noticeable air lines in all the motifs when held up to a light source.

Have you ladies noticed this? I’m trying to determine if I need to exchange or if air lines are more or less the norm now. Thanks!!
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Comfortably Numb

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I'm curious to know how much environment factors into this, as we are all from a wide variety of climates.
 

beansbeans

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I do have airlines on my GMOP bracelet when held against light. A bit less then you, but still noticeable. Don't know if this is because it is pearl instead of a harder stone.
I think slight gaps are acceptable ("they're handmade, blah, blah, blah..."). My WMOP butterfly pendant also has some slight gaps but they don't bother me.
 

LuckyMe14

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I think slight gaps are acceptable ("they're handmade, blah, blah, blah..."). My WMOP butterfly pendant also has some slight gaps but they don't bother me.
If it bothers you (esp when seeing other BA bracelets that are perfect) I would definitely exchange as well!
 
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surfer

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I have noticed some pieces have these big airgaps recently too, not on my pieces but from what I have seen around on here and social media :shocked::hrmm:
 

VCA21

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I have ordered in May 6 motif MA necklace with WMOP, GMOP and onyx in YG. I was surprised to see so many gaps in 6 motifs necklace and returned the necklace. I used to have 16 motif MA with WMOP in YG, it was from 2008 and it had only 2 (two) motifs with gaps.
Here are the photos of the 6 motif MA made in 2020, that was ordered from online boutique:
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MA 16 motif necklace made in 2008, only two motifs that have gaps....
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And at last but not the least.....here are the photos from a boutique, when i was looking for the 6 motif necklace.....(take a seat....)
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