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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert BlackPearlDudeDC's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by amti View Post
    How big are the three new pearls?
    Thx Amti for the kind words, glad you liked them. You have very specific tastes so I am glad you liked the colors. The Luster is not extreme but the colors really floored me, I like them layered with tourmaline beads, but not the pristine crystal clear kind, I like the tourmaline beads with crystal inclusions and cats eyes, they share some of the same colors as the pearls.

    Amti here is another pic for you and KB.
    One of the new pearls in a pendant (the purple one on the lower right is now a pendant) for size comparison I added some stud earrings.

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    The Black Akoya with a deep purple overtone from Pearl Paradise are 6.0mm (mine)
    The Peacock Edison (Carmel overtones) earrings from Pearl Paradise are 10.5mm (Mom's)
    The Bead Nucked Purple pearl (it is a true purple not lavender) is 11.9, or there abouts:

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    ***Disclosure I used a flashlight with a paper towel filter.

    A tip I got from a photographer friend, for in a pinch photos without a lightbox. The colors are very close to what I see with my eyes. Only the black akoya are so deep you don't see the purple overtones as well here.

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    Neat tip! I don't have a lightbox and was admiring the one at PP while I was there. That middle pearl is my favorite and has a really nice color, not to mention a very nice bail.

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    The middle is my favorite too

    Quote Originally Posted by amti View Post
    Neat tip! I don't have a lightbox and was admiring the one at PP while I was there. That middle pearl is my favorite and has a really nice color, not to mention a very nice bail.

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    I am just going to place a tease right here. Sheri is working on somethings for me and I am excited about it

    I hope everyone is doing okay under the circumstances we've faced these past several weeks.

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    Black PD- beautiful pendant! I love the whole thing- the bale, color, everything!

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    That is very kind of you thank you much!

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    Black PD- beautiful pendant! I love the whole thing- the bale, color, everything!

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    What is Sheri making for you BPD? She's making me a turtle with a SOC mabe when she comes back from vacay.

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    First, BPDDC I do hope your family in PR are all safe and have what they need. Second, it is so hard not to be traumatized by the horrible shootings in LV. I think we all need to take a deep breath, take stock in who we are and how we feel/react to such tragedies, and decide what we are comfortable doing to regain control over our own situations. We feel helpless until we can focus on where we can best help. For some it's prayer, for others it's advocacy, and still others it is monetary assistance. Whatever it is you do, please do it well and thoughtfully...with love and compassion for those needing help.

    Now on to the fun stuff: WHAT??? A new project by Sheri...and no specifics? You really know how to tease us BPDDC. I for one cannot wait to see what it is.

    Amti, a turtle!! I love her turtles.
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    Purple Paradise ! Love them all.... but that one big GRAPE ... hubba hubba !!

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    Default Sneak Peak: Ursula (Yes that one)

    Here is a sneak peak:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPearlDudeDC View Post
    ***Disclosure I used a flashlight with a paper towel filter.

    A tip I got from a photographer friend, for in a pinch photos without a lightbox. The colors are very close to what I see with my eyes. Only the black akoya are so deep you don't see the purple overtones as well here.
    What a good idea, a paper towel to substitute light box! The result is perfect, colours not crushed, so a pleasure for you, I think, to succeed this so well done sharing of your gorgeous pearls...

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    Ursula is divine! So deeply luscious!
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    PURPLE!!! I love Ursula
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    I was a bit suspicious but the technique turned out to be suitable for the purpose at the time. That pendant and the earrings were sort of a test. So I might use it more often going forward. ..maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by ericw View Post
    What a good idea, a paper towel to substitute light box! The result is perfect, colours not crushed, so a pleasure for you, I think, to succeed this so well done sharing of your gorgeous pearls...