I've found that people tend to think that my strands are faux while they assume that my pendants are real. My 14mm WSS PP special sale pendant gets a lot of comments too (yours is stunning with the circles). My 8mm Tahitian pendant (made with one of Jeremy's special pearls that were sold loose in the connoisseur sale) gets a lot of comments too. My strands are only (rarely) noticed by fellow pearl people.
It's funny your husband has such strong feelings. Mine recently came out and announced that he loves my WSS strand and my Akoya strand and that he's less enamored with my baroque Tahitians (he blurted this out when I was debating which strand to wear to one of his work functions). Traditional pearls look 'fancier' in his opinion. This after 3 years of saying that everything I wear looks nice...
Maybe pendants are simply more appealing: one single focal point.
Most people think my Freshadamas are real but my Hanadamas are fake, because they are too perfect and shiny. And you're right. I get "Wow" comments on my pendants, and "nice beads" on my ropes, if they are noticed at all. Then again, my pendants tend to be on the special side.
Your pendants are all unique (read gorgeous), BWeaves.
Your collection is really stunning, baby nurse. These 365 Day threads are so much fun! First Barbara's, now yours.
Husbands and pearls, lol. I think mine just isn't very interested in them so he does the "that's nice, dear" thing to be polite, for the most part. It's probably like how I am a bit bored but a bit alarmed when he's all shiny-eyed over a new tool or something on the weather channel. :/
BN, all your pearls are amazing, but that Golay strand is probably my most favorite Tahitian strand ever! It is one amazing pearl after another and to combine them all in ombre fashion into one strand is like a dream! It is one of those things that I wonder if I will ever find and own because it must have taken mountains of pearls to find such gradual shades of change with size and shapes matching. Please wear them more often and treat us to the pictures!
Beautiful ring...and I am also marveling at a 4.5 size. My ring fingers used to be a size 5, and I can still wear a 5.5 on my left, but my right is much more comfortable in a 6.25 (hand swelling and all). It's getting over the knuckles that's the tough part...but I've learned that a good ring is worth the extra soap it takes to get it off.