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    Ok, so I've been lusting after some of the gorgeous stud earrings you all have posted, especially the ones from Kamoka.

    I'm trying to narrow down what I really like. I know my earlobes have a weight limit, so I'm thinking around 8.5 to 9.5 mm for a stud.

    What do you think of these?

    PETITE GREEN DREAM TAHITIAN PEARL STUD EARRINGS 8.5 mm shiny green with pink centers for $490
    BLACK & WHITE TAHITIAN PEARL STUD EARRINGS 9.3 mm aubergine aqua pearl and silver blue white pearl for $490
    PINK-GREEN PEACOCK TAHITIAN PEARL STUD EARRINGS 9.4 pink green peacock for $540

    But I'm also tempted by these drops:

    BRIGHT TAHITIAN GOLDEN GREEN PEACOCK LEVER BACKS 9 mm asymmetrical super green cherry drops for $585
    SILVER BRONZE-PINK LEVER BACKS 9.5 mm bronze pink drops for $520

    But I have to keep reminding myself that I already have these 11 x 13 mm beauties from Kojima, but they can get a little heavy by the end of the day.

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    Links in order as you listed them:

    1. PETITE GREEN DREAM TAHITIAN PEARL STUD EARRINGS 8.5 mm shiny green with pink centers for $490
    https://kamokapearls.com/collections...-stud-earrings

    2. BLACK & WHITE TAHITIAN PEARL STUD EARRINGS 9.3 mm aubergine aqua pearl and silver blue white pearl for $490
    https://kamokapearls.com/collections...tud-earrings-3

    3. PINK-GREEN PEACOCK TAHITIAN PEARL STUD EARRINGS 9.4 pink green peacock for $540
    https://kamokapearls.com/collections...-stud-earrings

    4. BRIGHT TAHITIAN GOLDEN GREEN PEACOCK LEVER BACKS 9 mm asymmetrical super green cherry drops for $585
    https://kamokapearls.com/collections...ck-lever-backs

    5. SILVER BRONZE-PINK LEVER BACKS 9.5 mm bronze pink drops for $520
    https://kamokapearls.com/collections...nk-lever-backs

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    I like the 1st and 3rd best studs, personally. The 1st would be more noticeably smaller than the necklace; if that matters to you.

    But they are round and your necklace is drops-- not that it matters, but if drops are what you prefer, then #4 are more colorful and #6 a better match for shape, but less colorful.

    Sorry, not very helpful, was it?

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    I already have the Kojima drops that match the necklace, so I'm not really going for another matchy pair.

    I'm curious what some of you like or dislike, since I love everyone's taste in pearls on this forum. Obviously all of these are gorgeous.

    For example, there's something about the asymmetry of the black and white pair that appeals to me, but then I'm not sure what I would wear them with.

    And 1 and 3 are very similar except for size.

    Then I wonder if I should give PP a call and find out what they have, but I really like the Kamoka ones.

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    I love them all but my favourites are the black and white pair, the bright green golden drops and petite green dream.
    The black and white ones are gorgeous and unique. The drops look like they'd be the brightest, flashiest pair and the petite studs look brighter than the larger peacock pair.

    What are you leaning towards?

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    Number 3 looks amazing! I have Tahitian drops, but no studs, so a fab pair is on my want list also! Estimate that size earring would be slightly less than 2 grams, making it fairly light. Over 4 grams per ear is getting into the heavier range for many women. (per fine jewelry designer, Judith Ripka.
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    All are gorgeous; not a bad choice here But, you started your question saying you are lusting after studs, and you do have the lovely Kojima drops, so I vote those fabulous studs #3!
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    BW, I agree with Cathy - I'd choose studs. I like the uniqueness of the back and white studs, or the petite green studs - all would look amazing, depends on what suits you best.

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    I like the #1 and #3 the best. I'm a bit indifferent to the black and white...I feel like I'd rather buy a white pair and a black pair of the same size and have 3 options...lol I like the sharpness of #1 tho they are a bit smallish and I tend to like closer to 10mm . I agree that I'd definitely go for round as you already have drop Tahitians ... and those drops are also a bit mismatched for me. Very pretty colours on both of the round studs. ...

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    Numbers 1 and 3 have got my vote!

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    OK, the drops are out.

    The problem with the studs is that I'm leaning towards all three.
    There are pros and cons to each of them.

    I also thought about getting a white pair of Hanadamas in a similar size, so if I got the right Tahitian pair, I could make my own black and white pair.

    Thank you all for your comments. I still haven't made up my mind.

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    1 and 3 again....Love love the color on 1.

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    [QUOTE=BWeaves;174046]OK, the drops are out.




    I also thought about getting a white pair of Hanadamas in a similar size, so if I got the right Tahitian pair, I could make my own black and white pair.

    Exactly ! Thats what I meant by saying I'd get two pair , one white and one black, instead of the Black and white pair. Get the bigger ones lol and a matching size WSS or Hanadama !

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    Yikes, how did I miss this thread? I love all of the options, but I especially like #3. And I also agree with Katbran that you should get a white pair as well.
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    too difficult to choose something for somebody!

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