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    Love love love the photos of your dear mum wearing her pearls ! She looks so happy ! They do look like they were a bear to deal with though - those drill holes...ouch! I'm surprised they didn't saw through the thread with those edges! Better drills nowadays ! I love your photos..the lapis necklaces are gorgeous! ( i'm a sucker for Lapis)

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    I'm loving this thread! The akoyas are gorgeous.

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    I'm really enjoying this thread. I know I said it before but thanks again for sharing.

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    My new favorite combo. Mom's pearl circle pin, Mom's 6-6.5 mm akoya choker (which I'm going to call my birthday choker from now on), and my own ruby hearts with pearl drops, which Mom bought me as a gift for either birthday or Chanukah years ago.

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    The little pearls are so light to wear. No weight at all on the neck or ears.

    It turns out that I now have 3 pearl chokers, all the exact same length (16"), so they don't stack well when worn together. The birthday choker (6-6.5 mm), Mom's 9 mm choker, and my 7-7.5 mm choker I bought myself (well, Mom took me to the jewelry show and introduced me to her pearl lady).

    I have extra pearls for my choker, and I've lengthened it to 17" and 18" in the past. So, I think I'll restring my choker to 17". I also have my Aunt Love's 6-6.5 mm 18" strand of Blue Lagoon pearls which stacks nicely with the birthday choker. I think if I redo my choker I can get a triple strand look out of these. Updates to come. I also want to restring the birthday choker because I don't like the way the pearls are attached to the clasp with that little bead hooky thingy that hides the knot but always turns green.

    I also tried layering the two lapis necklaces and the one with the big lapis beads just overpowers the Rice Krispie one. I'll post pics later.

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    Something new for today. Pearl ring with beautiful akoyas and tiny diamonds. It's very comfortable to wear.

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    I'm not sure I ever saw Mom wear it. It is very much a special occasion ring. Not practical for everyday wear. Mom worked retail in a western store. It's one of those rings she'd take out, try on, and put back in the jewelry box. I plan on wearing it to work. I'm a computer programmer. It won't get wear and tear in my job.

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    I'm loving this look: your birthday choker, circle pin and ruby hearts with drops. Such delicate pearls and so beautiful together! I'd wear this in a heartbeat!

    As an aside, I have that same sweater. I had it in blue too but think I returned it, silly me.

    Can't see the most recent attachments yet...

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    How pretty! I love the idea of making the pearls different lengths to nestle together. I look forward to seeing them.

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    Very nice look today, BWeaves. The summery colors of your sweater are a nice compliment to your skin tones. And the bright white of your birthday strand really polish your look. well done!

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    You look glowing and lovely today, BWeaves. I always loved those earrings
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    BWeaves, I am really enjoying seeing your Mom's pearls. Thank you for sharing.

    I love the "rice krispie" pearls with the dragon clasp and the circle pin!

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    I'm having problems with the attachments these last couple of weeks. I suspect it's the same problem with signing on. I've redone the attachments. Hopefully, they show up now.

    I have this Boden sweater in both the blue/green and peach/pink combinations. It's a great Spring sweater.

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    Freshwater pearl bracelet. Mom had the diamond spacers added to it. They're not the greatest spacers, but they do the job.

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    My sister got the bigger bracelet. Two strands of gorgeous 7 mm akoyas with big circular diamond spacers. It's a long bracelet from when Mom was very heavy and had bigger wrists. My sister said it fit her better. It also had a tricky clasp. I don't have a photo of it. To be honest, I like the bracelet I got better. It reminds me of the tiny freshwater bracelet on the little h website.

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    Oh love love love these looks, BWeaves. I think the spacers on your bracelet are gorgeous, but I happen to really like that look.

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    Well, that photo makes the bracelet look more than double life size. It's actually quite petite.

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    BWeaves! Beautiful story! I'm undrestand this two years of an eweryday affraid and hope! Hugs! And of course Amazing pearls!