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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert BlackPearlDudeDC's Avatar
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    Default My Gambiers/Mangareva Pearls...it is an obsession.

    These little pearls are my obsession, the colors from this area are amazing. They are by far my favorite, I also like that though they can be smaller, they still serve a big punch of color.

    I going to post a few pictures of my pearls along with projects I have in mind for them. (Forgive the crappy pictures, my Phone Cam is ancient..too ancient to do justice to the pearls):

    18t White Gold Indian Star Ruby and Gambier (Tahitian) Cultured Pearl Pendant

    The colors on this pearl are very strong green and burgundy overtones. The Burgundy colors matches the color of the Ruby perfectly.

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    Gorgeous!!! That little pearl packs a punch for sure !!

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    Star ruby and pearl? Be still my heart. I love the pairing.

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    Gorgeous pairing!! And repeats the shape also!
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    Yummy! I'm always a sucker for star rubies. Add a peacock Tahitian - devine!!!

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    I figured I would post a thread while I had a few free minutes to encourage me to share and keep a log of my projects :-) Just wish I had access to a better camera! I am glad you all liked it. For some reason I am really drawn to the "oval" shaped circled Tahitian pearls.

    Pattye I did not even notice that the shape were so closely matched I think I got caught up in the color. But now that you mention shape, that might be the reason I was drawn to it, I have other pearls that have more of the burgundy tone but not ovalish in shape. Perhaps I will post them here just for fun (they are Gambiers too just no immediate project plans)

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    The phenomenon gemstones are a big interest of mine. I love Star anything LoL. I love my Lavender Star Sapphire...but I never wear it because it is in yellow gold (which I am not a huge fan of). If I were to be truthful (and Sheri I know you know this already) I am a Total gemhead, a few weeks back I saw a Black star sapphire with the rare "golden star"...but I passed on it because it was set in yellow gold, but I have thought of it nearly every day since

    I'm embarrassed by the amount of loose gems I have...ok hoard.

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    Yummy! I'm always a sucker for star rubies. Add a peacock Tahitian - devine!!!

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    wow, they go together beautifully!

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    Delicious!

    Yeah, I might have a little hoard as well.

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    Beautiful!

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    I know nothing at all about hoarding pearls....

    That's a wonderful pendant...love the star and the pearl together!

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    What a cool idea to pair it with the star, love it!

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    The star ruby accentuates the burgundy overtones of the pearl, great combo.

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    For similar looking pearls with the same overtones, what do you guys think of Madagascan Ruby Beads (they can be more on the burgundy too) in a station type necklace.

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    I love Tahitians with vivid red tones...Here are some Mangareva drops with rhodolite garnetName:  IMG_2869.jpg
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